By Chioma Iruke
Nigeria recorded an increase of N15.86 billion Value Added Tax, (VAT) revenue from N496.39 billion generated in quarter one (Q1, 2021) to N512.25 billion in Q2.
This was contained in the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) “Sectoral Distribution of VAT Data for Q2, 2021’’, issued on Tuesday.
The report revealed that the N512.25 billion generated in Q2 as against what was generated in Q1 and N327.20 billion generated in Q2 2020, represented a 3.20 per cent increase quarter-on-quarter and a 56.56 per cent increase year-on-year.
According to the NBS, the manufacturing sector generated the highest amount of VAT with N44.89 billion and closely followed by professional services, N29.30 billion.
“Commercial and trading generated N21.96 billion while textile and garment industry generated the least at N77.74 million closely followed by pioneering and pharmaceutical with N169 million and soaps and toiletries generated N188.71 million.
“Agricultural and plantations generated N760.02 million, automobiles and assemblies N868.06 million, banks and financial institutions N7.712 billion, breweries, bottling and beverages N3.47 billion, while building and construction accounted for N2.78 billion,” the report said.
Federal Ministries and Parastatals accounted for N5.22 billion, hotels and catering N3.24 billion, Local Government Councils N399.91 million, Mining N8.11 billion and State Ministries and Parastatals N18.41 billion.
The NBS disclosed out of the total amount generated in Q2 2021, N187.43 billion was generated as non-import VAT locally, while N207.69 billion was generated as non-import VAT for foreign.
It added that the balance of N117.13 billion was generated as Nigeria Customs Service-import VAT.
Data for the report was provided by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) verified and validated by the NBS.