Nigeria

Nigeria is one of the world’s largest markets for U.S. wheat exports.U.S. wheat sales to Nigeria were valued at nearly $985 million in fiscal year 2013. Overall, U.S. exports of agricultural products to Nigeria totaled $1.1 billion in 2013.

In 2012, Nigeria started a program to encourage the replacement of wheat flour with cassava flour through measures such as tax incentives and an additional 15-percent levy on imported wheat. Nigeria also maintains import restrictions on several agricultural products, including poultry and beef products. 

USDA has trained more than 230 Nigerians in the United States through its Faculty Exchange, Cochran, and Borlaug Fellowship programs in subjects such as food safety, aquaculture, pest management and food processing. The United States and Nigeria formed a Bi-national Commission in 2010, and signed a trade and investment framework agreement (TIFA) in 2000. 

The FAS regional office in Lagos, Nigeria, also covers Benin and Cameroon. 

Data & Analysis

June 10, 2016
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in oilseeds.
June 10, 2016
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.
June 10, 2016
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
May 30, 2016
MY2016/17 sugar production is expected to remain relatively flat at 70,000 tons, which signals limited progress of Nigeria’s backward integration plans for sugar production.