China Sells N1.4trn Worth of Goods to Nigeria but Missing From Top 10 Countries Buying Nigerian Products

China Sells N1.4trn Worth of Goods to Nigeria but Missing From Top 10 Countries Buying Nigerian Products

  • China has again ranked as the number one destination for Nigeria when it comes to buying foreign products
  • The big Asian country sold over N1.4 trillion of its products to the Nigerian market in just three months
  • While it is missing from the list of top 10 countries buying made in Nigerian products

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has revealed that Nigeria recorded over 12.8 trillion trading activities in the second quarter of 2022(April to June).

NBS revealed this in its trade statistics report released on Thursday, 8 September, noting that Nigeria's imports were valued at N5.43 trillion and exports at N7.4 trillion.

This means that Nigeria sold more than it bought from foreign countries during the quarter under consideration.

List of top 10 countries buying Nigerian products
Chat showing foreign trade statistics as at Q2, 2022 Credit: NBS
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Countries buying Nigerian products

A breakdown from the report showed Nigeria exported N5.90 trillion worth of crude oil while non-crude oil exports stood at N1.49 trillion, Vanguard reports.

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According to NBS, the top five export destinations in the second quarter of 2022 were India with a share of 14.85%, followed by Spain with 13.98%, the Netherlands with 12.35%, the United States of America and Indonesia with 8.93% and 8.45%, respectively.

Top 10 countries buying Nigerian products and values

  • India- N1.09trn
  • Spain- N1.03trn
  • Netherlands- N914.1bn
  • United States-N661.1bn
  • Indonesia- N625.6bn
  • France- N287.7bn
  • Italy- N260bn
  • Sweden- N285.7bn
  • Canada- N260.8bn
  • Ivory Coast- N232.1bn

Top 10 countries selling to Nigeria

  • China- N1.41trn
  • Belgium- N465.18bn
  • India- N459.19bn
  • Netherlands- N430.8bn
  • United States- N362.9 bn
  • Norway- N138.2bn
  • Brazil- N129.04bn
  • South Korea- N126.19bn
  • Germany- N126.12bn
  • Latvia- N113.38bn

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