* indicates monthly or quarterly data series
Nigeria: Trade balance as percent of GDP: For that indicator, The World Bank provides data for Nigeria from 1960 to 2016. The average value for Nigeria during that period was 4.86 percent with a minumum of -7.68 percent in 1960 and a maximum of 32.08 percent in 2000. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
The trade balance for Nigeria and other countries is calculated as the difference between the exports and imports of goods and services, as percent of GDP. A positive number means trade surplus and a negative number means trade deficit.
Definition: External balance on goods and services (formerly resource balance) equals exports of goods and services minus imports of goods and services (previously nonfactor services).