Annual International Trade Statistics by Country (HS02)
Publication date: 2021-11-14
Reporting period: 2002 - 2020
Timeseries: 177 million
Source:UN Comtrade
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Nigeria | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020

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TOTAL. ALL COMMODITIESNigeriaWorldExportsValue (US$)49,937,459,606.0086,567,912,529.00125,641,031,180.00143,151,182,808.0090,554,484,841.00102,878,499,711.0032,883,045,467.0044,466,366,757.0062,399,742,736.0053,617,812,190.0034,900,471,091.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)-38.9673.3545.1313.93-36.7413.6035.2240.33-14.07-34.90
ImportsValue (US$)33,906,281,580.0044,235,268,667.0063,971,541,901.0035,872,509,437.0044,598,201,120.0046,532,265,378.0035,194,301,007.0031,270,090,265.0043,011,523,214.0047,369,076,912.0055,455,401,890.00
Value Growth, YoY (%)20.2630.4644.61-43.9224.324.33-11.1537.5410.1317.07

The value of merchandise exports from Nigeria totalled $ 34 billion in 2020. Overall commodity exports from Nigeria decreased by 34% compared to 2019. Merchandise exports decreased by $ 18.7 billion (the value of merchandise exports from Nigeria amounted to $53 billion in 2019)

Nigeria's exports 2020 by country

Top export destinations of commodities from Nigeria in 2020:

  • India with a share of 15% (5.24 billion US$)
  • Spain with a share of 10.8% (3.79 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 8.56% (2.98 billion US$)
  • South Africa with a share of 7.6% (2.65 billion US$)
  • China with a share of 5.05% (1.76 billion US$)
  • France with a share of 4.51% (1.57 billion US$)
  • Portugal with a share of 3.69% (1.28 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 3.51% (1.22 billion US$)
  • Cameroon with a share of 3.45% (1.2 billion US$)
  • Turkey with a share of 3.26% (1.13 billion US$)

Exports structure from Nigeria in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 88% (30 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 6.22% (2.17 billion US$): 89 - Ships, boats and floating structures
  • 1.02% (358 million US$): 12 - Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder
  • 1% (350 million US$): 18 - Cocoa and cocoa preparations
  • 0.543% (189 million US$): 31 - Fertilizers
  • 0.496% (173 million US$): 88 - Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof
  • 0.394% (137 million US$): 08 - Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons
  • 0.194% (67 million US$): 24 - Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes
  • 0.187% (65 million US$): 41 - Raw hides and skins (other than fur skins) and leather
  • 0.139% (48 million US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof

What did Nigeria export in 2020?

Nigeria's Top Exports in 2020:

  • 75% ($26 billion): 2709 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, crude.
  • 12.8% ($4.49 billion): 2711 - Petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons.
  • 3.68% ($1.28 billion): 8908 - Vessels and other floating structures for breaking up.
  • 2.27% ($795 million): 8905 - Light-vessels, fire-floats, dredgers, floating cranes and other vessels the navigability of which is subsidiary to their main function; floating docks; floating or submersible drilling or production platforms.
  • 0.941% ($328 million): 1207 - Other oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, whether or not broken.
  • 0.837% ($292 million): 1801 - Cocoa beans, whole or broken, raw or roasted.
  • 0.543% ($189 million): 3102 - Mineral or chemical fertilisers, nitrogenous.
  • 0.496% ($173 million): 8802 - Other aircraft (for example, helicopters, aeroplanes); spacecraft (including satellites) and suborbital and spacecraft launch vehicles.
  • 0.356% ($124 million): 0801 - Coconuts, Brazil nuts and cashew nuts, fresh or dried, whether or not shelled or peeled.
  • 0.248% ($86 million): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.

The value of merchandise imports to Nigeria totalled $ 55 billion in 2020. Merchandise imports to Nigeria increased by 17% compared to 2019. Goods imports grew up by $ 8.08 billion in 2020 (the value of merchandise imports to Nigeria was equal to $47 billion in 2019)

Nigeria's imports 2020 by country

Top trading partners (import sources) of Nigeria in 2020:

  • China with a share of 28% (15.9 billion US$)
  • USA with a share of 9.06% (5.02 billion US$)
  • India with a share of 7.94% (4.4 billion US$)
  • Netherlands with a share of 7.8% (4.32 billion US$)
  • Belgium with a share of 3.75% (2.08 billion US$)
  • Germany with a share of 3.12% (1.73 billion US$)
  • Russia with a share of 2.24% (1.24 billion US$)
  • United Kingdom with a share of 2.18% (1.21 billion US$)
  • Italy with a share of 2.15% (1.19 billion US$)
  • Brazil with a share of 2.12% (1.17 billion US$)

Imports structure to Nigeria in 2020 represented by the following main commodity groups:

  • 18.6% (10.3 billion US$): 84 - Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof
  • 15.2% (8.47 billion US$): 27 - Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes
  • 10% (5.58 billion US$): 87 - Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof
  • 6.96% (3.86 billion US$): 85 - Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles
  • 5.35% (2.96 billion US$): 30 - Pharmaceutical products
  • 4.53% (2.51 billion US$): 39 - Plastics and articles thereof
  • 4.2% (2.33 billion US$): 10 - Cereals
  • 2.53% (1.4 billion US$): 38 - Miscellaneous chemical products
  • 2.39% (1.32 billion US$): 03 - Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates
  • 2.18% (1.21 billion US$): 90 - Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof

What did Nigeria import in 2020?

Nigeria's Top Imports in 2020:

  • 14.5% ($8.06 billion): 2710 - Petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals, other than crude; preparations not elsewhere specified or included, containing by weight 70 % or more of petroleum oils or of oils obtained from bituminous minerals, these oils being the basic constituents of the preparations; waste oils.
  • 5.5% ($3.05 billion): 8703 - Motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons (other than those of heading 87.02), including station wagons and racing cars.
  • 3.87% ($2.15 billion): 1001 - Wheat and meslin.
  • 2.62% ($1.45 billion): 3004 - Medicaments (excluding goods of heading 30.02, 30.05 or 30.06) consisting of mixed or unmixed products for therapeutic or prophylactic uses, put up in measured doses (including those in the form of transdermal administration systems) or in forms or packings for retail sale.
  • 2.5% ($1.38 billion): 3002 - Human blood; animal blood prepared for therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic uses; antisera and other blood fractions and modified immunological products, whether or not obtained by means of biotechnological processes; vaccines, toxins, cultures of micro-organisms (excluding yeasts) and similar products.
  • 2.2% ($1.22 billion): 8711 - Motorcycles (including mopeds) and cycles fitted with an auxiliary motor, with or without side-cars; side-cars.
  • 1.73% ($962 million): 8481 - Taps, cocks, valves and similar appliances for pipes, boiler shells, tanks, vats or the like, including pressure-reducing valves and thermostatically controlled valves.
  • 1.57% ($876 million): 0303 - Fish, frozen, excluding fish fillets and other fish meat of heading 03.04.
  • 1.45% ($806 million): 0402 - Milk and cream, concentrated or containing added sugar or other sweetening matter.
  • 1.38% ($767 million): 8517 - Electrical apparatus for line telephony or line telegraphy, including line telephone sets with cordless handsets and telecommunication apparatus for carrier-current line systems or for digital line systems; videophones.

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Nigeria | Imports and Exports | World | ALL COMMODITIES | Value (US$) and Value Growth, YoY (%) | 2009 - 2020