Nigeria generates N246.30 billion as VAT in Q2 — NBS

0
617

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that N246.30 billion was generated as Value Added Tax (VAT) in the second quarter of the year.

The bureau gave the figure in its `Sectoral Distribution of Value Added Tax’’ for the Second Quarter released on Friday in Abuja.

It stated that the value generated in the quarter was greater than N204.77 billion generated in the first quarter of the year and N187.03 billion realised in the second quarter of 2016.

It said the value represented a 20.28 per cent increase quarter-on-quarter and 31.69 per cent increase year-on-year.

According to the bureau, the manufacturing sector generated the highest amount of VAT with N33.69 billion, closely followed by professional services and oil producing of N21.64 billion and N14.94 billion respectively.

It said the mining sector generated the least and closely followed by local government councils and pharmaceutical, soaps and toiletries with N34.19 million, N154.72 million and N194.26 million in that order.

It noted that out of the total amount generated in the second quarter, N137.79 billion was realised as Non-Import VAT locally, while N59.83 billion was generated as Non-Import VAT for foreign.

It further said the balance of N48.68 billion was generated as Nigeria Customs Service Import VAT. (NAN)

SHARE
Previous articleN10b Defamation Suit: Ugwuonye on the Run?
Next articleSkye, First Bank Takeover Evans Medical Plc
Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.