Skip to content
Subscriber Only

Nigeria Wheat Imports Jump 31% on Declining Local Production

  • Local growers can’t meet rising demand for wheat-based food
  • Country’s wheat orders in second quarter worth $316 million
Updated on

Wheat imports by Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, rose 31 percent in the second quarter on increased demand amid declining local production, according to official data.

The West African country imported 1.36 million metric tons of wheat between April and June compared with 1.04 million tons in the first three months of the year, port data published by the National Bureau of Statistics show. The orders from the U.S., Russia, Canada and Germany cost 114.8 billion naira ($315.7 million) compared with 87.4 billion naira in the first quarter.