a.    Total Population: 5,148,664 (2011)

                                          i.    Agricultural Population – 7%

                                         ii.    Total labour force – 51.53 million (2011 est.)

b.    GDP: USD 246.8 billion (2010)

c.    GDP - real growth rate: 3.2%

d.    GDP – per capita: USD 49,600

e.    GDP - composition by sector:

                                      i.        agriculture: 35.4%

                                     ii.        industry: 33.6%

                                    iii.        services: 31% (2011 est.)

f.     Investment (gross fixed): 14.1% of GDP (2011 est.)

g.    Unemployment rate: 21% (2011 est.)

h.    Industries: crude oil, coal, tin, columbite; rubber products, wood; hides and skins, textiles, cement and other construction materials, food products, footwear, chemicals, fertilizer, printing, ceramics, steel




a.    Total Exports: $101.1 billion (2011 est.)

b.    Exports commodities: petroleum and petroleum products 95%, cocoa, rubber

c.    Total Import: $67.36 billion (2011 est.)

d.    Imports commodities: machinery, chemicals, transport equipment, manufactured goods, food and live animals

  Climate, Land & Agriculture:  

a.    Climate: varies; equatorial in south, tropical in center, arid in north

b.    Total Agricultural Land Area:

c.    Land Use:

                                      i.        arable land: 33.02%

                                     ii.        permanent crops: 3.14%

                                    iii.        other: 63.84% (2005)

                                   iv.        Irrigated land:  2,930 sq km (2008)

d.    Major Agricultural commodities: cocoa, peanuts, cotton, palm oil, corn, rice, sorghum, millet, cassava (tapioca), yams, rubber; cattle, sheep, goats, pigs; timber; fish

  Major Industrial Activities:  
  Textiles, construction materials, footwear, food products, peanut, cotton  
  Environmental information & data:  

Environment - current issues:

Soil degradation; rapid deforestation; urban air and water pollution; desertification; oil pollution - water, air, and soil; has suffered serious damage from oil spills; loss of arable land; rapid urbanization

Environment - international agreements:

Party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Marine Life Conservation, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands

Signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

  Jute Statistics:  

         Statistical Data: Imports of raw jute, kenaf and allied fibres: 100 MT (2008 & 2009)

         Imports of products of jute, kenaf and allied fibres: 884 MT

  Associate Members:  
  Loo Investment Ltd., Lagos, Nigeria is an Associate Member of the IJSG  
  Activity: Grower of Kenaf  
  Jute Industries and Traders:  

1.  Oguns Investments Company

     # 8 Amubikahun Street

     Off New Adeoyo Road

Ring Road

Ibadan 0234

Oyo Nigeria


2. Regab Holdings

    23 Rueben Agho, Gra

    Surulere 234


  Govt. Department/Ministry dealing with jute:    

Federal Ministry of Industries

Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  IJO and IJSG Collaboration:  

         Nigeria and IJO & IJSG Collaboration: Federal Republic of Nigeria used to take keen interest in the erstwhile IJO and participated in many IJO meetings. It has been participating in the IJSG Council Sessions as observer;

         In 15 March 2004, Nigeria expressed their willingness to become a member of the IJSG;


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