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, 2015
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, 2015
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....
June 9, 2015
MY2015/16 domestic sugar production is estimated at 70,000 tons (raw value), a decline of over seven percent from the 2014/15 estimate of 75,000 tons.