Overview of Kaduna State economy 2002–2008

Overview of Kaduna State economy 2002–2008

This report presents the state gross domestic product (SGDP) for Kaduna State at current and real prices 2002–2008. Making decisions in an open, liberal, market economy requires quality information. In Nigeria, the quality of data and the capacity to use information effectively to manage the economy, particularly in the lower levels of government, needs to improve if scarce resources are to be used effectively. States now control significant resources. How they spend these affects the national economy. This means calculating gross domestic product (GDP) at the state level.

The Kaduna State economy was the 15th largest state economy in Nigeria 2002–2008 and made up 3.3% of Nigerian GDP. Agriculture contributed 30% of SGDP in Kaduna. The information presented in this report on the various sectors of the state economy, though tentative, can be used by planners and policy makers in considering prospects and challenges.

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