An Assessment of the Contribution of the Agricultural Sector to the GDP of Kaduna State


    The performance of agriculture in every economy cannot be overemphasized. This is especially true as it forms part of the macroeconomic variables or growth indicators –the GDP. This paper assessed the performance of the agricultural sector on the growth or otherwise of the GDP of Kaduna state. The Secondary type of data was used for the assessment, where data from the outcome of the report of the Kaduna State Bureau of Statistics in collaboration with the National Accounts was collected and used. The data is a time series (2013-2015). The report covers major aggregates of State GDP under forty-two (42) activities at current 2013 to 2014 prices; but with more emphasis on the agricultural sector. KDGDP was computed as gross output minus intermediate consumption. Therefore, the study found out that the agricultural sector’s performance was significant, playing a vital role in the GDP of Kaduna state. Despite that in some quarters of 2014, some subsectors of agriculture recorded a decline, yet, the figures rose with some subsectors such as crop production and fishing in 2015. This concludes that the agricultural sector’s performance on the GDP of Kaduna state is an economic key player therein. And therefore remains the major contributing sector in Kaduna State over the three years.

    Keywords: agricultural sector, assessment, contribution, economy, gross domestic product (GDP)

    DOI: 10.36349/zamijoh.2023.v02i02.007

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    author/ Wali Adam W., Nuhu A., & Mahmud B. M.

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 2, Issue 2