Imports to Nigeria advanced 15.7 percent year-on-year to NGN 949.3 billion in September of 2018 from NGN 820.5 billion in the same month a year earlier, mostly due to higher purchases of agricultural goods (11.4 percent) and manufactured goods (27.8 percent). The most important import partners were: South Korea (29.1 percent of total imports), China (14.2 percent), Netherlands (11.6 percent), Belgium (7 percent) and the US (5.4 percent). Imports in Nigeria averaged 201097.41 NGN Millions from 1981 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1554732.90 NGN Millions in March of 2011 and a record low of 167.88 NGN Millions in May of 1984.

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Nigeria Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 805238.49 -613101.70 2177553.08 -613101.70 NGN Millions [+]
Current Account 5735.86 3523.00 10383.67 -5695.27 USD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.00 -1.80 32.80 -18.70 percent [+]
Imports 949338.42 2200339.49 2200339.49 167.88 NGN Millions [+]
Exports 1754576.91 1587237.78 2648881.76 322.93 NGN Millions [+]
Terms of Trade 109.20 111.10 160.25 49.48 Index Points [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 435.64 808.56 3084.90 435.64 USD Million [+]
Capital Flows 1792.62 909.16 20302.97 -15439.95 USD Million [+]
Gold Reserves 21.40 21.40 21.40 21.37 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 1797.00 1579.00 2475.00 675.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
External Debt 22083.44 22071.91 22083.44 3627.50 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 9.01 9.31 9.31 3.86 [+]

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Nigeria Imports

Nigeria imports mainly: industrial supplies (27% of total in 2014), capital goods (23%), food and beverage (17%), fuel and lubricants (14%), transport equipment and parts (12%) and consumer goods (7%). 43% of total imports come from Asia; 34% from Europe; 15% from America and 7% from Africa. This page provides - Nigeria Imports - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Nigeria Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
949338.42 2200339.49 2200339.49 167.88 1981 - 2018 NGN Millions Monthly




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