8th International Trade Show

Landmark Centre
Partner event:

Organiser &
international contact

fairtrade Messe GmbH & Co KG

Ms Dariah Pfaff
+49 6221 4565 21

Contact Nigeria

Ms Ifeoma Nwachukwu
+234 80 30 55 63 75

plastprintpack Nigeria

Nigeria is Africa’s third largest importer of plastics in primary forms

Nigeria is Africa’s third largest importer of plastics in primary forms

  • 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 second largest importer of plastics technology in Sub-Sahara Africa

Enormous population growth leads to high sustainable investments in Nigeria’s plastics industry

  • With 111 million euros in 2020, Nigeria is the second largest importer of plastics technology in Sub-Sahara Africa, nearly on equal terms with South Africa (118 million euros).

  • Nigeria‘s imports increased by an average of 19.7% per year between 2016 and 2020.

  • 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 2022 / Graph: fairtrade

Nigeria is the 2nd largest importer of printing & paper processing technology in Sub-Sahara Africa

Strong and sustainable growth

At 50 million euros in 2020, Nigeria ranks second in sub-Saharan Africa for imports of printing and paper technology, behind South Africa, but well ahead of other sub-Saharan countries.

Source: VDMA 2022 / Graph: fairtrade

Nigeria is the largest importer of packaging technology in Africa in 2020

Imports of packaging technology growing too

  • With €174 million in 2020 after €155 million in 2019 (+12.2%), Nigeria is the largest importer of packaging technology in Africa, in line with Egypt with €173 million, but well ahead of South Africa with €149 million, Algeria with €136 million, Morocco, Tanzania, Tunisia, Ethiopia, Ghana and Kenya. (VDMA 2022)

  • 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 2022 / Graph: fairtrade

Voices of the exhibitors 2019

Girolamo Dagostino
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.

Julian Banse
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

  • Thermoplastics
  • Thermoplastic elastomers
  • Coating compounds
  • Foams and intermediates
  • Rubbers
  • Synthetic fibres, bristels, tapes
  • Adhesives and glues
  • Paint resins
  • Additives
  • Fillers
  • Reinforcing fibres, -materials
  • Starting materials, intermediate, polymerisation, auxiliaries

Semi-finished products, technical parts and reinforced plastics

  • Processing technologies
  • Follow on treatment of plastics products
  • Supplying
  • Product groups
  • Products

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
  • Services

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
  • Services

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?
Please contact:

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


Tel: +234 (0)708 888 5555
Mobile: +234 8022220269  
             +234 8093330269
Skype:   gboyega_aje


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