Nigeria: Financial openness

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 Nigeria

Financial openness index

 Latest value -0.666
 Year 2021
 Measure index points
 Data availability 1970 - 2021
 Average -1.095
 Min - Max -1.931 - -0.666
 Source Chinn-Ito Index
For that indicator, we provide data for Nigeria from 1970 to 2021. The average value for Nigeria during that period was -1.095 index points with a minimum of -1.931 index points in 1989 and a maximum of -0.666 index points in 2003. The latest value from 2021 is -0.666 index points. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 176 countries is 0.322 index points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Nigeria - Financial openness  - Recent values chart

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Nigeria - Financial openness  - historical chart - 1970-2021




Definition: The Chinn-Ito index measures a country's degree of capital account openness and was introduced in Chinn and Ito (Journal of Development Economics, 2006). It is based on variables that codify the restrictions on cross-border financial transactions in the IMF's Annual Report on Exchange Arrangements and Exchange Restrictions. Higher values mean greater financial openness.

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 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Terms of trade 127.38 2021 percent
 Trade openness 26.17 1960 percent
 Financial openness -0.666 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 9.24 1960 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 0.39 1960 billion U.S. dollars
 Imports, percent of GDP 16.92 1960 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 0.71 1960 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP -0.04 2022 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars -0.19 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 1,588.28 2023 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP 0.90 2023 percent
 Current account, in dollars -0.81 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -7.68 1960 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -5.16 2023 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 35.56 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 4.26 2022 percent
 Remittances 20,127.61 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -18,016.02 2023 million USD
 External debt 21.39 2022 percent
 Short-term external debt 22.25 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 61.52 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 37.39 9/2022 billion
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