Okada, Maize Top Nigeria's N21trn Worth of Imports From China Since 2016

Okada, Maize Top Nigeria's N21trn Worth of Imports From China Since 2016

  • Nigeria's import from Nigeria which it considers a top trading partner has surpassed N21 trillion under President Muhammdu Buhari
  • Top products imported from the Asian country include motorcycles, maize seeds, and other crops that Nigeria grows
  • The imports from increased more than that of the US and Netherlands, the top three trading partners of Nigeria

Nigeria’s import from China since Buhari became president has passed N21 trillion. China is Nigeria's top import trading partner.

The imports from the Asian country outweighed that of the United States of America and the Netherlands combined.

Preaident Buhari and Okada riders
Buhari and Okada riders Credit: PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
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Okada imports top the list

Data from the Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) reveal that the three countries are Nigeria’s main import partners

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The country spent N32.2 trillion on imports from China, the US and the Netherlands from October 2016 to September 2021, the NBS data show.

Imports from China amounts to 60 per cent of the N32.2 trillion, the US got N7.4 trillion and goods from Netherland accounted for N6.7 trillion.

The NBS said goods imported from these countries are motorcycles, solid minerals and maize seeds and mackerels among others.

China's is also Nigeria's top creditor as the country has borrowed over N1.4 trillion from the second largest economy in the world.

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