Nigeria's Hottest Non-Oil Exportable Product
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Honey, which is a substance produced by bees from pollen grains of trees has found its use in several aspects of our everyday life ranging from beauty purposes to being used as a sweetener in food substances and most importantly in health treatment
Palm kernel oil (PKO) is extracted from the kernel of palm. It should not be confuse with palm oil, which is obtained from the pulp of fruit of the palm. Palm kernel oil has a light yellow color and it has a milder flavor than palm oil. It is extremely high in saturated fat. Palm kernel oil has a similar uses to coconut oil in both the edible and non-edible fields, because of their similarity in composition and properties. It is often used in the manufacture of various cosmetic, confectionery and pharmaceutical industries
The raw materials for leather and its products are mainly from livestock, and Nigeria is endowed with the third largest livestock population in Africa with the dominant breeds as: great humpless, small humpless, West African dwarf cattle, short horned red zebu, short horned zebu, Adamawa zebu, and long horned zebu for cattle; Balami, Uda, Yankasa, West African dwarf sheep for sheep; Red Sokoto, Gahel goat, and dwarf goats for goats The country’s cattle territory is essentially in the Sudan Savannah where the limiting factors are the amount of water supply available as one moves north from the Middle Belt or Guinea Savannah towards the Sahara, and the existence of tsetse-fly infested forests to the south Only about 10% of the country’s cattle population live in the tse-tse fly infested forest of the south.
The growth in Nigeria’s poultry sector is constrained by the persistent scarcity and high cost of major feed inputs such as corn and soybean meal. A major problem of the local poultry industry is the irregular and limited supply of all raw materials that are grown in Nigeria. Prior to 2000, white maize and other Nigerian grown cereals were the main components of the ration, however with the reduced production of white maize coupled with increased consumption for humans, a grain shortage developed
Sesame seeds, also called benniseed, are mainly produced in Benue, Kogi, Nassarawa and Taraba States. Other areas of production include Niger, Jigawa, Kano, Bauch and Kwara States. The World trade sesame seed is about 550,000 metric tones at gross value of $400 million with a growth rate of 2.6 per cent per annum. Of this, the country's share of the world market is 4 per cent equivalent to N12.8 billion, and exporting about 1,700 metric tones to the EU and 22,000 metric tones to Japan." Sources said market opportunity exists for the country's sesame seeds in Korea, India, Middle East and the Mediterranean countries.
You can make simple African jewelry like necklaces or pendants or something as complicated as the pieces that are normally used by Africans for their rituals in healing and their spiritual ceremonies. All you require is the African beads or trade beads, a clasp, some jewelry cord or wire, crimping pliers and crimping beads
In the US (at
least the Atlanta area), naija attire goes like hot akara Minimum
price $100. Women go into debt just to wear the latest attire. There
are so many shops already in London that sell Nigerian attire, if you
get to place like Liverpool street, there are back2back shops selling
all the latest fashions and materials
Kola nuts are important in many African societies, particularly in Western Africa. Besides the fact that Kola nuts contain caffeine and act as a stimulant and anti-depressant, they are also thought to reduce fatigue and hunger, aid digestion, and work as an aphrodisiac. In some parts of Africa, kola nuts are given as gifts to visitors entering a home, usually with some formal ceremony. Offering the kola nut is a gesture of friendship and hospitality
On the Diaspora, study revealed that there is a huge potential for Nigerian foods, especially ofada rice. It shows that the population of Nigerians in the UK is about 340,000 and out of this, 70 per cent are of Yoruba origin that are ready to eat ofada rice as regular meal. Potential demand of ofada rice stands at 120 tonnes per annum in England which is above present demand level of 60 tonnes per annum. The inability to meet up with 120 tonnes requirement in the UK and Ireland was caused by lack of proper distribution channels, difficulty in preparing the ofada rice sauce, and non-competitiveness of the product due to its relative high price and presence of impurities. For instance, the US market has greater potential for growth as the number of Nigerians in that country stands well over two million; 30 per cent of this population are of Yoruba origin and if well informed, would patronize the product
It has been proposed that there are more than 100 varieties, but only 6 to 8 of them are cultivated commercially. These include varieties from the Cayena group, such as Cayena lisa and Champaka. These two varieties represent the two major and most demanded varieties worldwide. Their leaves have few spikes that helps for easier handling; the fruit is cylindrical with flat berries of 2.5 cm of diameter, the pulp color ranges from pale yellow to gold yellow, with ca. 13 % soluble solids and 0.6% citric acid. This composition confers a distinct and well-appreciated flavor of pineapples.
Nigerian cotton is similar to American upland variety and the intrinsic quality is generally good. The staple length ranges from 1 1/32" to 1 1/8", the micronaire ranges from 3.6 to 4.4 and the tenacity measured on 1/8 stelometer range from 19 to 22 gms/tex. However, the International Cotton Organization in a survey conducted in 2002, rated Nigeria’s cotton to be the poorest in quality largely because of its trash content, which sometimes goes as high as 8 percent. Also, the use of polypropylene bags by farmers often results in Nigerian lint being contaminated with bag fiber which creates problems for textile spinning and dyeing. Local textile manufacturers now classify lint either as polypropylene-free or polypropylene-contaminated. The poly free lint attracts 10 naira per kilogram price premium over the poly contaminated lint. Nigerian lint exports attract discounts of up to 20 percent because of its poor quality.
We can conveniently say that the gallstone business is one of the business that resists economic depression Only very few Nigerians for now have penetrated the lucrative market and reaping cool big profits without stress. Gallstone export business secret had been covered up and seriously guided
During the past decade, the production of cashew nuts in Nigeria has increased almost six-fold from 30 000 tonnes in 1990 to 176 000 tonnes in 2000. Prior to this, production was relatively static at 25 000 tonnes over a 25 year period from 1965. As in the case of other developing countries, Nigeria has recognized the potential economic value of cashew and has made a concerted effort to improve production of the crop
Snail is an export commodity, which has value next to gold in overseas countries. It is a foreign exchange income earner of our days. Our climate is one of the best in snail breeding. It is a great money-spinning business that can provide a substantial source of protein to complement Nigerian carbohydrate meals. The best period to commence snail farming is the rainy season, you can start with about 50 - 60 snails to have a good knowledge of how snail breeding works. Make sure you go for fully matured and big nails; the African giant snails are recommended. During exportation do not provide food, as it will spoil and may make the snails sick or die. Purge the snails' digestive tracts to ensure that they are clear of grit or previously-eaten food. Three or 4 days before transporting put the snails in a separate container without dirt or other kinds of food. If your start up capital is N50, 000 you can generate the sum of one million naira in one year. There is a flourishing international trade of snails in Europe and North America. In France the annual requirement is about 5 million kg, over 60% of which is imported. The estimated annual consumption in Italy is 306 million snails
gbono seed is obtained by collecting the bush mango's seed, split this to obtain a pearly white ovoid kernel that is sun dried. The kernel is then ground into a powdery form, used as the food thickener. Ogbolo or apon or dika, etima, is perhaps the most powerful of food thickener known to Africans. A little is need to tremendously increase the viscosity of the soup been cooked. Traditionally, leafy vegetables, stock fish, dried chili peppers, ground crayfish, kpomo or cow skin, bush meat and other assorted meat are used in preparing the soup that derives its name from this seed.
Despite the downturn in the economy of the country, the demand for cosmetics by Nigerians has not changed as most Nigerian still put high premium not only in what they wear, but also in what they rub on their bodies, hairs and even fingers. As the standard of living of citizenry improves, their consumption habits change and this affect their mode of dressing and even the type of cosmetics (soaps) they use. In determining the type of cosmetics they use, certain factors are put into consideration such as the availability of the products, quality and prices of the products. It is pertinent to note that all the raw materials required for the production of any type of soap is available in Nigeria.
Nigeria is the 2nd largest producer of the crop in the world after Sudan with average production of 20,000 metric tonnes of all grades of Gum Arabic. In the year 2004, world production of Gum Arabic was put at 70,000 metric tonnes while Nigeria's production amounted to 18,935 metric tonnes with export earning of US$88.08 million, Due to the ability of the Gum Arabic tree to withstand adverse environmental conditions, it has become a potent weapon in the continued fight against desertification and environmental degradation in the Sahelian belt of the country. Gum Arabic is used as thickener, suspender, emulsifier, stabilizer, flavour carrier, binder and encapsulating material. In addition, it is used in confectionaries, food, beverages, pharmaceuticals and chemical industries. Major markets for the product are: Belgium, China, USA, U.K and Japan.
Prospective investors (including governments since some of the plantations are government owned) could set up saw milling and manufacturing plants in these areas and take advantage of the abundant raw materials available. The village dweller would earn better income from his or her over aged rubber tree if sold to these processors, instead of using it mainly as firewood for cooking
it is a very popular food item that is easy and fast to prepare, has long shelf-life, and is preferable to the unpleasant and putrefying odour associated with the wet process of cassava preparation. Cassava flour has other uses like in bakeries where it is used as pastries, bread extender, glues, improved bread flour, porridge and baking powder. The raw material for this project is cassava tubers. The raw material is available all over the federation
Number of soybean farmers increased - The number of soybean farmers in Nigeria has increased tenfold to about 500,000. All the soybeans they produce are being used domestically. The price of soybeans has also increased, improving incomes for growers
Pounded yam is a smooth dough of mashed yam often eaten with a vegetable soup or stew. It is sometimes called pounded iyan (Iyan being the Yoruba word for pounded yam). It is much like mashed potatoes, but smoother, heavier, and tastier. It is a very popular African food, especially in the middle belt, eastern and southern Nigeria, Ghana, Ivory Cost (Côte d'Ivoire), Benin and some other parts of West Africa. Pounded yam is classified as a special delicacy. It is a highly prestigious meal all over Africa
Gari constitutes a daily meal to some 150 million people world wide. It is a popular West African food. It could be compared to what potato flour is to the Westerners. It is even more versatile than that. It can be eaten as a snack in cold water on a very hot day, or cooked in hot water to make a dough-like meal called eba or gari foto to eat any of the African vegetable soups. It is a popular Ghanaian, Sierra Leonian and Nigerian food item.
Statistics show that only 25-30% of the shea nuts produced in Nigeria wild is collected. Therefore to increase the production of shea nuts in Nigeria (the volume) all we need to do is to gather more from the wild. A good target might be 80% collection from the wild. To achieve this there has to be planned and systematic collection using trained collectors and carried out at the best seasonal timing. This calls for the input of money and other resources. At the moment most of the shea plants are in bushes and forest not of herbicides and fertilizers and our product therefore qualify for organic certification. This is a plus for us.
In Nigeria, Groundnut is produced in almost all the northern states. The leading producing states include: Niger, Kano, Jigawa, Zamfara, Kebbi, Sokoto, Kastina, Kaduna, Adamawa, Yobe, Plateau, Bauchi, Borno, Taraba, Gombe and Nassarawa The major groundnut importers are the European Union (EU), Canada, and Japan. These three areas account for 78% of the world's imports.
OKRA standards for UK Trade intelligence reveals that most okra produced in Africa is exported to the UK and Netherlands which constitute the two largest markets within the EU. Okra known in some circles as “lady finger” are available in varying lengths and colours. Its stems and leaves, are swathed in sharp hairy spines. Some varieties are bereft of hairs. It is primarily a food ingredient consumed not only by Diaspora Africans, Carribeans and Asian communities but also Americans, Caucasians as a component part of stews, soup, gumbos etc.
Cocoa butter is one of the most stable fats known, containing natural antioxidants that prevent rancidity and give it a storage life of two to five years, making it a good choice for non-food products. The smooth texture, sweet fragrance and emollient property of cocoa butter make it a popular ingredient in cosmetics and skin care products, such as soaps and lotions
Nigeria has begun the export of locally processed fruit juice to West African countries, the Director-General, Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Lagos, Nigeria is among the top producers of fruits in West Africa but about 70 per cent of the produce is lost due to lack of preservation technology, according to the Federal Government. The taste and preference of people are changing. The natural fruit drinks are becoming the toast of the day.The increased demand for natural fruit drinks was a result of medical discoveries that natural fruits had the potential of curing illnesses.
epper like ginger is cultivated in many parts of West Africa; it is mostly cultivated on a small-scale and intercropped with other crops. Pepper is usually grown on rich well-drained loamy soil under a moderate rainfall. They are usually grown mainly for domestic consumption. However, high quality and processed peppers have become good export commodities. Pepper can be found across the country. It can also be bought from our local markets; this makes the sourcing of this commodity very cheap and easy. For example, it can be sourced from most of our local markets in Lagos – Ido market, mile 12, and so on. Prospective exporters however can source this product in villages and bush markets where it is very cheap in order to maximize profit
Palm kernel cake (PKC) as a by-product in the milling of palm kernel oil. Palm kernel cake is considered a medium grade protein in feed, containing 14.6% to 16.0% crude protein, useful for fattening cattle either as a single feed, with only minerals and vitamins supplementation or mixed with other feedstuff. It has also become the main ingredient in daily cattle ration. Palm kernel cake is commonly export, mainly to Europe. It is delivered in bulk via vessel or pack in bags for easier handling and distribution. Lately, it is also used as Biomass fuel in Europe especially United Kingdom to provide heat and energy. Despite comparatively high oil content, palm kernel cake is dry and gritty and is not readily accepted by all types of stock. As an ingredient in mixed feeds, its unpalatability is of less importance
Garlic is a perennial usually grown as an annual and best when planted in the fall for harvest the following year. It prefers well-drained soil and must be planted pointed-side-up. Garlic is used in companion planting, also known as co-planting, to keep pests away from other plants, but legumes, peas, and potatoes do not do well in its presence
Nigeria is one of the tropical countries endowed with rich shrimp resources. With rich organic deposit arising from runoff the Niger Delta region is the heartland of shrimp and oil production in Nigeria. Having a production capacity of 12, 000 metric tons (MT) per year, Nigeria’s shrimp supply are presently from capture fisheries. Shrimping in both the small-scale and large-scale fisheries sub-sectors in Nigeria is unregulated. Issuances of trawl-permit to industrial operators by the Federal Department of Fisheries (FDF; the regulating agency), is driven principally by the permit fee and foreign exchange that export from the sub-sector generates; thus, least attention is paid to Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY) of the shrimps stocks, which no doubt, is the panacea for sustainable fisheries.
World production of yam is 51.4 million tonnes per year out of which Nigeria accounts for an average of 36.7 million tonnes, Ghana for 3.6 million tonnes and Cote d'Ivoire for 4.8 million tonnes. Yams are second to cassava as the most important tropical root crop. Yams are a staple crop in many parts of Africa and Southeast Asia. In the South Pacific, the yam is a significant food crop, accounting for over 20%, 8.1%, and 4.6% of the total dietary calorie intake in the Kingdom of Tonga, Solomon Islands, and Papua New Guinea, respectively.
Bitter (Garcinia) kola is in great demand in America, Britain, Germany, France, Italy, China, Japan, India and other Asian countries. It is used for food purposes apart from serving as a raw material in pharmaceutical industries for production of drugs. The product abounds in Nigeria as its growing is wide in the rural communities. Collection of the bitter kola from the rural areas and processing them for export market is a simple
Ginger is produced in six states of the Federation namely, Kaduna, Nasarawa, Benue, Niger and Gombe with Kaduna as the major producer. Nigeria's production in 2005 was estimated at 110,000 metric tonnes (FAO). Out of this, 10% is locally consumed as fresh ginger while 90% is dried primarily for the export markets
Cocoa (Theobroma Cacao) is the second major non-oil foreign exchange earner in Nigeria after leather. It is produced in 16 states of the federation namely Ondo, Cross River, Oyo, Osun, Ekiti, Ogun, Edo, Kogi, Akwa Ibom, Delta, Abia, Kwara, Ebonyi, Rivers, Taraba and Adamawa with an annual production of 400,000 metric tones however 98% of this is exported. Major market destinations for Nigeria's Cocoa are: Netherlands, U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, USA and Japan. Other markets being explored are the emerging economic powers of China and India
Do you know that the common palm oil, you and I have in our kitchen has the potential to make us huge money? A lot of people prefer to buy palm oil in kegs and store in their houses rather than buying in bottles for them to use in their homes. Unknown to them that’s a huge business opportunity that their eyes are closed to.
Palm Oil Buyers
Nigeria has greater potentials over other world suppliers of tropical mangoes. This is in terms of the year round favourable agricultural and climate conditions. The obviously high input cost is usually most compensated by the steadily rising of export mangoes. The prices of the various grades of mangoes, single, concentrate and slice; ranges between $700 and $2,200 per ton. The price is still rising. Foreign distributors prefer mangoes weighing between 225grammes and 400grammes.
Production increased - Soybean production in Nigeria increased from about 28 metric tonnes in 1985 to about 200,000 tonnes in 1995. The 1995 crop was worth an estimated US $60 million, saving Nigerians an equivalent amount of foreign exchange in just one year of this project. Since then, soybean production and consumption have continued to increase. Number of soybean farmers increased - The number of soybean farmers in Nigeria has increased tenfold to about 500,000.
It contains all you need to know about getting a genuine foreign buyers
How to selecting an agent
Choosing the right market is only the first step. With this in mind, one idea is to seek out a strong local agent or partner in your target market. While many small businesses owners ate tempted to jump on a plane and start knocking on doors, a local agent can save you an enormous amount of time and money.
An agent secures orders from foreign customers in exchange for a commission. A representative is a specialized agent who generally operates within a specific geographical area and who sells related lines of goods or services
How to get the standard price
A special article on what you need to know to be a successful export
Exporters naturally want to get paid as quickly as possible while importers usually prefer to delay payment until they have received or sold the goods. Due to the intense competition for export customary in the trade, is often necessary to make a sale. Exporters should be aware of the many financing options open to them so that they choose the most acceptable one to both the buyer and the seller. In many cases government assistance in export financing for small and medium sized business can increase a firm options. The following factors are important to consider in making decisions about financing
This information is strictly for experienced exporter and how they can be part of the multibillion loan facilities for exporters
How you can secure a Bank loan for your export business
Here is the price of some agro products in Nigeria
Although as an Home based exporter, you may not need to have an export license, but i have added this information for an intending exporter, it contain the processed involved un getting the export license from the Nigeria Export promotion Council, and the office addresses
Nigeria exporters Association is an association of Nigerian exporters all you need to do is to click here and get their application for from, they have a lot of programs for their members.
A Nigerian firm has a lot to gain from selling its products in a foreign market:· A massive increase in the number of potential customers. This increases the scope for faster growth and expansion of the business.· Exports could enhance the firm’s reputation for production of quality and reliable products· Exporting benefits the Nigerian economy by creating employment
This information is strictly for the Home-based exporters, it is a beginners guide to export Business
This is the stakeholders conference for farmers, you can get some contacts of some Nigerian farmers here and the Government bodies responsible for their welfare
Do you know that you can provide supportive services for Nigerian exporters and earns millions of naira, what you need to do is to click here and get the exporters with the information on the type of product they export and you can provide it for them and earn finders fee
Here you will get the contact details of fruit buyers in UK
These are the contact of cocoa buyers
It is very easy when you have a list of charcoal producers, all you need to do is to call them and work with the one that has a flexible payment terms
These are the list of Nigerians that can help you source for product within 48 hours, they are people we have trained they can help you source for the Nigerian exportable product within 48hrs
If the business you've chosen to go into involves the manufacture or importation of goods that fall within the description of food or drug, then be sure that you cannot legitimately carry on such trade without the appropriate registration of the product(s) by the National Agency for Food And Drug Administration And Control, NAFDAC. Anybody who has lived in Nigeria or monitored the goings-on here in recent years will definitely know that NAFDAC is one government agency that has shown full commitment to executing its mandate without fear or favour. You will definitely need this if you are exporting foods product outside the shores of this Country
Do you know that there is some Nigerians in foreign land that want to sell Nigerians product, this is a great opportunity to sell to these Nigerians, some of them stay in UK, US while some have an office here in Nigeria. You can call them and start exporting Nigerians product. (You will get all these information inside this CD)
AGOA accords duty-free treatment to virtually all products exported by beneficiary sub-Saharan (SSA) countries to the United States. AGOA provides beneficiary countries with the most liberal access to the United States market accorded to any country or region that has not negotiated a free trade agreement with the United States. It contain what you need to know and export your product duty free to US, a lot of Nigerians from our organization are exporting their product duty free to US, we have a relationship with American Goal and Opportunity Act (AGOA)
Here you will get all the 6,400 product you can export to duty free to US, two or three of these product may be your gate way to success
Do you want to export Gum Arabic, ginger, cashew nut, cassava growers, soya beans, cotton, sesame seed, coffee, cocoa, rubber, Palm produce. There is a lot of opportunities joining the association, you will have up to date information on what is going on in your sector and foreign buyers will give you a lot of respect
Some Nigerians farmers stays in the Villages, we have gone far in getting their contacts, all you need to do is to click here and negotiate with them in the comfort of your Home, that is Home-based export export business for you
Get over 50 Trade leads that will give you the contact details of foreign buyers regularly, apart from the list of the local and foreign buyers, you will be having a fresh contacts of foreign buyers, make sure you fill in the forms of these trade companies and you will get request that exceeds your imagination
Opportunity to get an export contract for a particular minerals which is in high demand in China, i cannot supplied all the needed quantity alone that is why am extending this contract to the first 30 register attendees, i will bring the samples as requested by the company while you are requested to come with a camera phone to snap the picture for onward transmission to the buyers, you will have access to the Quality standard requirement, pricing packaging and inspection method as requested for by the company, i will give you their contact details of this companies and other interested buyers of this minerals
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