Nigeria is Africa’s third largest importer of plastics in primary forms
Imports of food technology steadily growing
With 72% of raw materials imported (mainly from the Middle East, Europe and Asia) and only 28% produced locally, the Nigerian market has great potential for exporters of plastics in primary forms.
In the years 2008 to 2017, for example, imports of plastic raw materials increased annually by 5.2% from 464 kt to 729 kt, +57%! This makes Nigeria, after Egypt and Algeria, Africa‘s third largest importer of plastics in primary forms!.
Source: Euromap / Graph: fairtrade
Nigeria is the largest importer of plastics technology in Sub-Sahara Africa
Enormous population growth leads to high sustainable investments in Nigeria’s plastics industry
With 157 million euros in 2019 (+36% compared to 2018), Nigeria is the largest importer of plastics technology in Sub-Sahara Africa, just before South Africa (144 million euros).
Nigeria‘s imports increased by an average of 12.5% per year between 2014 and 2019.
Nigeria‘s immense population growth from currently 206 million to 411 million by 2050 (United Nations) requires strong sustainable growth. For this reason, Nigeria‘s investments in its plastics industry will continue to grow enormously in the future.
Source: VDMA 2021 / Graph: fairtrade
Nigeria is the 2nd largest importer of printing & paper processing technology in Sub-Sahara Africa
Strong and sustainable growth
At 62 million euros in 2019, Nigeria ranks second in sub-Saharan Africa for imports of printing and paper technology, behind South Africa and well ahead of Kenya (46 million) and Ethiopia (34 million).
Source: VDMA 2020 / Graph: fairtrade
Nigeria is the second largest importer of packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
Imports of packaging technology growing too
With 155 million euros in 2019, Nigeria is the second largest importer of packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa, just behind South Africa.
Nigeria‘s imports increased by an average of 7% per year between 2015 and 2019.
Nigeria’s immense population of currently 206 million, which according to the United Nations will rise to 411 million by 2050, requires strong sustainable growth. This is why Nigeria invests heavily in its packaging industry.
Source: VDMA 2021 / Graph: fairtrade
Voices of the exhibitors 2019
AMAPLAST Italian Plastics and Rubber Processing Machinery and Moulds Manufacturers‘ Association
Nigeria is a very promising country for plastics and rubber machinery producers. As our exports increase year by year we are highly interested in this region.
For us plastprintpack & agrofood is an important way to explore this upcoming market. The exhibition joins together the aspects of the plastic chain. This is very important.
Regional Manager Technical Sales - W&H Windmoeller & Hoelscher
The size of the Nigerian market increasing, the quality demands are also rising. Thus our customers have to move from low-cost machines to high-end solutions and we’re glad to assist and to participate in this growth.
plastprintpack Nigeria provides a perfect platform for us to get in touch with potential new customers and to welcome all our existing clients in order to exchange on their situation and projects.
The German Pavilion is a great platform as “Made in Germany” has still got a very high recognition in the industry. Meeting both, our customers and the other regular exhibitors, provides a great atmosphere for everyone.
Range of exhibits
Plastics and composites
Raw materials and auxiliaries
- Thermoplastic elastomers
- Coating compounds
- Foams and intermediates
- Synthetic fibres, bristels, tapes
- Adhesives and glues
- Paint resins
- Reinforcing fibres, -materials
- Starting materials, intermediate, polymerisation, auxiliaries
Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics
- Processing technologies
- Follow on treatment of plastics products
- Product groups
Machinery and equipment for the plastics and rubber industries
- Machines and equipment for preprocessing and recycling
- Machinery and plant for processing
- Post processing machines
- Extruders and extrusion lines
- Injection molding machines
- Blow molding machines
- Machinery and plant for finishing, decorating, printing and marking
- Welding machines
- Molds and dies
- Integrated automation
- Ancillary equipment
- Measuring and test equipment
- Parts and components
- Pre-press and pre-media
- Printing machinery, appliances and accessories
- Book binding and print finishing
- Paper converting and packaging production
- Materials and consumables
Packaging and Conditioning
- Packaging machines and equipment
- Machines and equipment for beverage and liquid bottling and packaging
- Machines and equipment for imprinting of packaging material
- Packaging devices
- Packaging appliances
- Packaging materials
- Packaging means and aids
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We support SOS
The cooperation between SOS and fairtrade in Africa has been going on for 16 years now. It all started back then in Algeria and Morocco.
On the occasion of agrofood & plastprintpack 2018 in Lagos, it was extended to Nigeria for the first time, and the cooperation has been continued ever since.
The proceeds of the exhibition was donated to SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria.
The photo shows fairtrade’s managing director Paul März at the handover of the admission fees of the 2019 event to Gboyega Fadawole-Aje and Oluwatoyin Ekpeneidua of SOS Children’s Villages Lagos
Also interested in a cooperation with SOS Nigeria?
Mr GBOYEGA FADOWOLE- AJE
National Fund Development and Communication Coordinator
SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria
National Branch Office
153, Mushin Road,
After Lagos State Polytechnic, Isolo, Lagos
PO Box 660, Shomolu, Lagos State – Nigeria