U.S. Trade with Nigeria in 2023

Export Market Rank
#50 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$239.01 Million
3-Year Average
$520.87 Million
Compound Average Growth
-12.27% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to Nigeria in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Wheat $156.58 Million 439,569 $398.05 Million -78%
Food Preparations $24.48 Million 4,985 $18.28 Million 106%
Ethanol (non-bev.) $20.57 Million --- $43.64 Million -44%
Coarse Grains (excl. corn) $10.85 Million 31,164 $1.46 Million 72209%
Wine & Related Products $4.98 Million --- $14.87 Million -77%
Essential Oils $4.8 Million 466 $3.01 Million 138%
Distilled Spirits $3.05 Million --- $2.32 Million 65%
Tobacco $2.28 Million 879 $5.77 Million -81%
Dairy Products $2.15 Million 1,105 $6.32 Million -83%
Other Intermediate Products $1.82 Million 745 $6.24 Million -5%

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Data and Analysis

Nigeria maintains several lists of agricultural and related products prohibited from trade, including at least two export lists and one import list. The scope of many products on these lists is not always well described, leading to misinterpretation and confusion.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Nigeria: FAIRS Country Report Annual

This report provides information on the food and agricultural laws and regulations to import food into Nigeria. Laws regulating and monitoring food safety standards and practices were updated in Section 1. Labeling requirements were revised in Section II in line with the most recent regulation changes.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Nigeria: Sugar Annual

FAS-Lagos forecasts a 6 percent decrease in raw sugar imports in marketing year (MY) 2024/25 due to the scarcity of foreign exchange and the projected decrease in consumption.

News and Features

USDA and USAID will deploy $1 billion in Commodity Credit Corporation funding to purchase U.S.-grown commodities to provide emergency food assistance to people in need throughout the world.
USDA will invest $178 million in seven international development projects on four continents to support U.S. government priorities including promoting climate-smart agriculture, facilitating trade and addressing the root causes of migration in Central America.
Export Sales Announcement

Export Sales to Nigeria and China

Private exporters reported the following activity: 132,000 MT of soybeans for delivery to China during MY 2022/2023 and 120,000 MT of hard red winter wheat for delivery to Nigeria - 60,000 MT is for delivery during MY 2021/2022 and 60,000 MT is for delivery during MY 2022/2023.