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Macroeconomic Effects of Export Demand in Nigeria
Macroeconomic Effects of Export Demand in Nigeria

Author(s): Bolaji Adesola Adesoye
Subject(s): Economy
Published by: Editura Universitară Danubius
Keywords: Export demand; domestic output; world outputs; inflation rate; Nigeria

Summary/Abstract: This study examines the macroeconomic effects of aggregate export demand in Nigeria using annual time series data between 1970 and 2013. The paper made use of the ordinary least square method to analyse the long-run relationship for the period under study. The empirical results confirm that there exists a unique and significant long-run equilibrium relationship among export volume, world income, crude oil price,domestic output, exchange rate and cost of doing business. The estimated results show that domestic income has the highest elasticity, followed by world’s output and cost of doing business, which all report positive relations. Other macroeconomic factors reported negative relationship with aggregate export volume. Thus, an important policy implication of our findings is that stabilizing Nigeria’s export earnings potential by counteracting the external factors that influence adversely the Nigerian exports such as crude oil price and cost of doing business.

  • Issue Year: 36/2017
  • Issue No: 01
  • Page Range: 122-130
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: English