Nigeria Population

1950 - 2020 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

Key information about Nigeria population

  • The Nigeria population reached 206.1 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 201.0 million people in Dec 2019
  • The data reached an all-time high of 206.1 million people in Dec 2020 and a record low of 37.9 million people in Dec 1950

The International Monetary Fund provides Mid-year Population

View Nigeria's Population from 1950 to 2020 in the chart:

Nigeria Population

What was Nigeria's Population in 2020?

The Nigeria population reached 206.1 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 201.0 million people in Dec 2019 See the table below for more data.

Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
206.1 2020 201.0 2019 37.9 1950 206.1 2020 Person mn yearly 1950 - 2020

Population by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2021 yearly 1989 - 2021
Australia (Person mn) 25.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Austria (Person mn) 9.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2020 yearly 1925 - 2020
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Bangladesh (Person mn) 169.3 2021 yearly 1990 - 2021
Belarus (Person mn) 9.3 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Belgium (Person mn) 11.6 2021 yearly 1953 - 2021
Bolivia (Person mn) 11.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Person mn) 3.5 2020 yearly 1996 - 2020
Botswana (Person mn) 2.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brazil (Person mn) 213.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Brunei (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bulgaria (Person mn) 6.8 2021 yearly 1900 - 2021
Cambodia (Person mn) 16.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Canada (Person mn) 38.2 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Chile (Person mn) 19.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
China (Person mn) 1,412.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Colombia (Person mn) 51.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Croatia (Person mn) 4.0 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Cyprus (Person mn) 0.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Czech Republic (Person mn) 10.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Denmark (Person mn) 5.8 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Ecuador (Person mn) 17.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Egypt (Person mn) 102.1 2021 yearly 1980 - 2021
Estonia (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1999 - 2021
European Union (Person mn) 447.2 2020 yearly 1959 - 2020
Finland (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1749 - 2021
France (Person mn) 67.8 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Georgia (Person mn) 3.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Germany (Person mn) 83.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ghana (Person mn) 31.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Greece (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1961 - 2021
Hungary (Person mn) 9.7 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Iceland (Person mn) 0.4 2021 yearly 1732 - 2021
India (Person mn) 1,368.6 2022 yearly 1951 - 2022
Indonesia (Person mn) 264.2 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Iran (Person mn) 84.0 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Ireland (Person mn) 5.0 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Israel (Person mn) 9.5 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Italy (Person mn) 60.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ivory Coast (Person mn) 26.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Japan (Person mn) 125.4 2021 yearly 1899 - 2021
Jordan (Person mn) 11.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Kazakhstan (Person mn) 18.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Kenya (Person mn) 47.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
South Korea (Person mn) 51.7 2021 yearly 1956 - 2021
Kosovo (Person mn) 1.8 2020 yearly 2002 - 2020
Kuwait (Person mn) 4.7 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Kyrgyzstan (Person mn) 6.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Laos (Person mn) 7.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Latvia (Person mn) 1.9 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Lebanon (Person mn) 6.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Lithuania (Person mn) 2.8 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Luxembourg (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Macau SAR, China (Person mn) 0.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
North Macedonia (Person mn) 2.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malawi (Person mn) 19.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malaysia (Person mn) 32.6 2020 yearly 1947 - 2020
Malta (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mauritius (Person mn) 1.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Mexico (Person mn) 128.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Moldova (Person mn) 2.6 2020 yearly 2013 - 2020
Mongolia (Person mn) 3.4 2021 yearly 1935 - 2021
Montenegro (Person mn) 0.6 2021 yearly 1921 - 2021
Morocco (Person mn) 35.6 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Mozambique (Person mn) 28.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Myanmar (Person mn) 54.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nepal (Person mn) 30.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Netherlands (Person mn) 17.3 2018 yearly 1899 - 2018
New Zealand (Person mn) 5.1 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Nigeria (Person mn) 206.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Norway (Person mn) 5.4 2019 yearly 1845 - 2019
Oman (Person mn) 4.5 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Pakistan (Person mn) 224.8 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Palestinian Territory (Person mn) 5.9 2026 yearly 1950 - 2026
Panama (Person mn) 4.3 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Paraguay (Person mn) 7.4 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Peru (Person mn) 32.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Philippines (Person mn) 109.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Poland (Person mn) 38.1 2021 yearly 1946 - 2021
Portugal (Person mn) 10.3 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Qatar (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Romania (Person mn) 19.2 2020 yearly 1930 - 2020
Russia (Person mn) 145.6 2021 yearly 1949 - 2021
Saudi Arabia (Person mn) 35.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Serbia (Person mn) 6.9 2020 yearly 1991 - 2020
Singapore (Person mn) 5.5 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Slovakia (Person mn) 5.5 2020 yearly 1945 - 2020
Slovenia (Person mn) 2.1 2021 yearly 1920 - 2021
South Africa (Person mn) 60.1 2021 yearly 1960 - 2021
Spain (Person mn) 47.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Sri Lanka (Person mn) 22.2 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Sudan (Person mn) 37.3 2014 yearly 1970 - 2014
Sweden (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
Switzerland (Person mn) 8.7 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -3.9 Dec 2020 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -5,434.321 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
National Government Debt (USD mn) 88,421.5 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 20.2 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
Forecast: Government Expenditure (NGN bn) 53,826.479 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Net Debt (NGN bn) 173,827.955 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Forecast: Government Revenue (NGN bn) 28,821.587 2027 yearly 1990 - 2027
Federal Govt Balance (NGN bn) -2,232.330 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Federal Govt Expenditure: Recurrent (NGN bn) 2,627.830 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Federal Govt Revenue (NGN bn) 1,265.340 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Gross Federation Account Revenue (NGN bn) 2,844.730 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Gross Federation Account Revenue: Oil (NGN bn) 1,115.170 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Federal Govt Expenditure: Capital (NGN bn) 745.710 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Federal Govt Expenditure (NGN bn) 3,497.670 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2005 - Dec 2021
Government Debt: Domestic (NGN bn) 20,144.028 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2005 - Mar 2022
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 1.626 2027 yearly 1991 - 2027
Trade Balance (USD mn) 2,336.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Total Exports (USD mn) 6,746.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Total Exports Growth (%) 153.9 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 89,277.166 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 1,579.306 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 585.807 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Imports (USD mn) 4,410.6 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Total Imports Growth (%) -7.3 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2004 - Mar 2022
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 916,159.669 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 417,523.499 2020 yearly 1995 - 2020
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 415.182 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 322.312 Mar 2022 monthly Dec 2009 - Mar 2022
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 46.245 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2022
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 1,423.512 Dec 2021 monthly Jan 2007 - Dec 2021
Imports (NGN mn) 1,834,067.441 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Total Trade (NGN mn) 4,639,517.168 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Exports: Crude Oil (NGN mn) 2,209,623.002 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Exports: Europe: ow Netherlands (NGN mn) 279,127.005 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Exports: America: ow USA (NGN mn) 172,645.951 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Exports (NGN mn) 2,805,449.727 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Exports: Europe: ow UK (NGN mn) 75,924.032 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Imports: Asia: ow China (NGN mn) 531,343.215 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Mar 2022
Imports: Europe: ow Germany (NGN mn) 42,882.036 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Imports: Europe: ow UK (NGN mn) 44,920.190 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Imports: America: ow USA (NGN mn) 134,027.678 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Imports: Europe: ow Netherlands (NGN mn) 102,706.239 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Exports: Mineral Products (NGN mn) 16,910,118.786 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Exports: Vegetable Products (NGN mn) 259,305.350 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Exports: Plastic and Articles Thereof, Rubber and Articles Thereof (NGN mn) 44,635.113 2021 yearly 2003 - 2021
Imports: Food and Live Animals (NGN mn) 245,235.157 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Imports: Machinery and Transport Equipment (NGN mn) 605,003.903 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Imports: Chemicals and Chemical Products (NGN mn) 308,561.620 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Imports: Mineral Fuels, Lubricants and Related Materials (NGN mn) 338,220.193 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Imports: Manufactured Goods (NGN mn) 175,513.767 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 822.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Current Account Balance (USD mn) 3,680.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) 3.3 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) -8.7 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) -0.0 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7,457.719 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) 6.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2010 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) 81.8 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) 7,375.945 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
External Debt (USD mn) 39,969.2 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2006 - Mar 2022
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 8.8 2021 yearly 1985 - 2021
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 0.1 2019 yearly 2008 - 2019
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 0.0 2019 yearly 2008 - 2019
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -6.402 2027 yearly 1980 - 2027
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -75,228.078 2021 yearly 2005 - 2021
BoP: CA: Income (USD mn) -2,031.008 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Assets: Direct Investment (USD mn) -822.340 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Services: Debit (USD mn) -3,430.782 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Debit (USD mn) -94.776 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods: Credit (USD mn) 12,650.276 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Assets (USD mn) -9,308.112 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Income: Debit (USD mn) -2,618.990 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: Net Errors & Omission (USD mn) -6,253.815 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Services: Credit (USD mn) 917.177 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Capital Account (USD mn) 0.000 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Assets: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 2.464 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Services (USD mn) -2,513.605 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Assets: Other Investment (USD mn) -3,204.269 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods: Debit (USD mn) -10,884.367 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers: Credit (USD mn) 6,553.759 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Liabilities: Other Investment (USD mn) 4,432.631 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Assets: Reserves Assets (USD mn) -5,283.967 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Liabilities (USD mn) 11,881.648 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Goods (USD mn) 1,765.909 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Current Transfers (USD mn) 6,458.983 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 7,457.719 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CA: Income: Credit (USD mn) 587.982 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
BoP: CF: Financial Account (USD mn) 2,573.536 Sep 2021 quarterly Mar 2008 - Sep 2021
External Debt: Government: International Capital Market (USD mn) 14,368.350 Dec 2021 quarterly Mar 2011 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Government (USD mn) 38,391.320 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2006 - Dec 2021
External Debt: Service Payments (USD mn) 194.440 Dec 2018 quarterly Mar 2008 - Dec 2018
Capital Inflow: Foreign Direct Investment (USD) 52,666,629.000 Feb 2022 monthly Jan 2007 - Feb 2022
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 6.1 2019 yearly 2003 - 2019
Non-Performing Loans (USD mn) 3,315.011 Mar 2021 quarterly Mar 2007 - Mar 2021
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 47,811.710 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 1992 - Apr 2022
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 112,095.914 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 1992 - Apr 2022
M2 Growth (%) 21.0 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 1993 - Apr 2022
Reserve Requirement Ratio (%) 27.5 May 2022 monthly Nov 2005 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 38,483.7 May 2022 monthly Jan 1960 - May 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 9.028 Mar 2022 quarterly Dec 2010 - Mar 2022
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 9.0 Mar 2022 monthly Jan 2003 - Mar 2022
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 0.062 Jan 2018 monthly Dec 1950 - Jan 2018
Total Deposits (USD mn) 84,213.801 Dec 2019 monthly Nov 1992 - Dec 2019
Total Deposits Growth (%) 2.6 Dec 2019 monthly Nov 1993 - Dec 2019
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 129,324.9 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 1992 - Apr 2022
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 21.7 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 1993 - Apr 2022
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 12.23 Dec 2021 quarterly Dec 2010 - Dec 2021
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: Base Money (NGN mn) 14,255,048.740 Apr 2022 monthly Jan 1993 - Apr 2022
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: M2 (NGN mn) 46,541,102.400 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 1992 - Apr 2022
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: M2: M1 (NGN mn) 19,608,338.790 Mar 2022 monthly Nov 1992 - Mar 2022
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: M2: Quasi Money (NGN mn) 26,690,158.390 Apr 2022 monthly Nov 1992 - Apr 2022
Monetary Survey: Liabilities: M3 (NGN mn) 35,345,802.020 Jun 2020 monthly Nov 1992 - Jun 2020
Non Performing Loans to Gross Loans (%) 6.020 Dec 2020 semiannually Dec 2003 - Dec 2020
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) 13.0 Jan 2022 monthly Jul 2015 - Jan 2022

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