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Commodities & Statistics

Commodities & Statistics

Garlic is second most widely used amongst cultivated Alliums after onion. Its pungent smell could be very unpleasant when perceived fresh but when added to meals gives the meal a delightful fragrance. Garlic is widely recognized today as a health...
Sesame Seed, also called benniseed is the most sought after vegetable oil in the world as its industrial ingredients can be used for the production of margarine, canned sardine, corned beef, soap making and ink and is well preferred...
Sesame Seed, also called benniseed is the most sought after vegetable oil in the world as its industrial ingredients can be used for the production of margarine, canned sardine, corned beef, soap making and ink and is well preferred...
Gaps in Nigeria Demand & Supply Across Key Crops and Activities (2016 Estimate) Gaps in Nigeria Demand and Supply Across Key Crops and Activities (2016 Estimate) Crop Demand (tons) Supply (tons) Observations Rice 6.3 million 2.3 million Insufficient supply chain integration remains...
The breakdown of the export earnings from various Agro Commodities in Q1 & Q2 2017 are as follows: (i) Sesame seeds’ export of N3.7 billion to Turkey; N1.6 billion to China; and N1.6 billion to India. (ii) Soya beans export of N3.4 billion...
Cocoa Production in Nigeria has been on a major decline. Cocoa is the leading agricultural export commodity of the country and its most important cash crop. Cocoa is the second major non-oil foreign exchange earner for Nigeria. COCOA PRODUCTION STATISTICS Nigeria’s annual...
Nigeria has recorded a significant rise in its non-oil export, with agricultural goods  increasing the country’s foreign exchange earnings. The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) recently reported that Nigeria recorded an export rise of 73.5 per cent in the second...

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