8th International Trade Show

28-30
March
2023
Landmark Centre
Lagos
Partner event:
NIGERIA
NO.1
IN
AFRICA

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 66% of raw materials imported (mainly from the Middle East, Europe and Asia) and only 34% produced locally, the Nigerian market has great potential for exporters of plastics in primary forms.

  • In the years 2008 to 2020, for example, imports of plastic raw materials increased annually by 5.2% from 464 kt to 848 kt, +83%! This makes Nigeria, after Egypt and Algeria, Africa‘s third largest importer of plastics in primary forms!

Source: Euromap 2022 / 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

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

Print

  • 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

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