Imagine for a couple of minutes if you as an individual got an inflow of Money, steady, reliable turnover. What would you do with the money? How many opportunities would flow out of your life? Think about the impact that you’d make in the lives of everyone around you.
Now scale your imagination to a national/country level. And think about the scale of amazing opportunities and economic favor an inflow of Capital would make on the country. That, in a beautiful nutshell, is the point of Capital Importation.
Capital Importation refers to money (in the form of investments) flowing into a certain benefitting nation, in this case, Nigeria.
Capital Importation can be divided into three main Investment types: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Portfolio Investment and Other Investment.
“Foreign Direct investment occurs when multinational corporations purchase literal tangible assets in the host country. This could come in the form of purchasing a local company outright or building a manufacturing plant locally. There could also be portfolio investment in the host nation’s financial securities. This might include bonds and stocks which may be bought by international banks, foreign residents, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, or other cross-border groups.” – Financial Dictionary
Capital can be imported in form of shares or directly imported by different sectors of the economy. Capital Importation by shares brought in the largest, most likely through Equity investments, followed by Servicing and Production.
Lagos received the largest Capital Importation. Lagos is the commercial and financial capital of Nigeria, so it is understandable that it is the state that imports the most capital into Nigeria, followed by Abuja.
Wondering where these Capital Importations came from? That is the source country from which Nigeria imported the most capital. The most capital came from the United Kingdom which accounted for $4.34 billion. The UK has accounted for the highest value of capital importation in almost every time.
|Name of Bank||Capital Importation (in dollars)|
|Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc||4,396,778,491|
|Access Bank Plc||1,475,286,099|
|Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited||1,304,393,160|
|Citibank Nigeria Limited||1,260,072,861|
|CORONATION MERCHANT BANK||1,117,629,285|
|Zenith Bank Plc||646,795,160|
|Fidelity Bank Plc||330,965,817|
|Rand Merchant Bank||324,436,024|
|FBN Merchant Bank Limited||265,390,121|
|Heritage Banking Company Limited||216,577,564|
|First Bank Of Nigeria Plc||170,913,582|
|Union Bank of Nigeria Plc||150,504,497|
|Ecobank Nigeria Plc||117,844,022|
|United Bank For Africa Plc||97,887,469|
|Guaranty Trust Bank Plc||76,349,604|
|JAIZ BANK PLC||55,028,881|
|Suntrust Bank Nigeria Ltd||50,754,121|
|First City Monument Bank Plc||42,199,235|
|Skye Bank Plc||39,325,600|
|Sterling Bank Plc||37,087,495|
|Diamond Bank Plc||29,892,995|
|FSDH Merchant Bank Limited||7,285,637|
|Keystone Bank Limited||1,150,411|
|Wema Bank Plc||570,480|
|Unity Bank Plc||0|