10th International Trade Show

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Nigeria is Africa’s 3rd 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 2nd largest importer of plastics technology in Africa

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

  • With €143m in 2022, Nigeria is the second largest importer of plastics technology in Africa, just behind Egypt and ahead of South Africa.
  • Nigeria‘s imports increased by an average of 17.6% per year between 2016 and 2022.
  • Nigeria‘s immense population growth from currently 224 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 2023 / Graph: fairtrade

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

Strong and sustainable growth

Nigerian imports of printing & paper processing technology have increased by 17% annually, from €42m in 2017 to €92m in 2022.

At €92m, Nigeria ranks second in sub-Saharan Africa for imports of printing & paper technology, behind South Africa with €122m, but well ahead of other sub-Saharan countries.

Source: VDMA 2023 / Graph: fairtrade

Nigeria is the largest importer of packaging technology in Africa in 2022

  • With €183 million in 2022, Nigeria is the largest importer of packaging technology in Africa, before South Africa with €175 million and Egypt with €162 million. (VDMA 2023)
  • Nigeria’s immense population of currently 224 million in 2023, 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 2023 / 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


  • 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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