28 & 29 March 2023: 10.00 am – 05.30 pm
30 March 2023: 10.00 am – 04.30 pm
Plot 2 & 3, Water Corporation Road
Victoria Island Annex
Lagos • Nigeria
German Pavilion 2023
For the sixth time in a row, a German Pavilion will be presented at agrofood & plastprintpack Nigeria featuring German exhibitors displaying their solutions and products.
The German Pavilion is presented by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action in cooperation with the Association of the German Trade Fair Industry AUMA and supported by VDMA Food Processing and Packaging Machinery Association.
Why exhibit at plastprintpack Nigeria?
Nigeria is the largest importer of plastics technology in sub-Saharan Africa and the second largest in packaging and printing technology
Due to high and sustained investments in its plastprintpack industry and its enormous expected population growth from currently 206 million to 411 million in 2050 (United Nations), it is all too likely that Nigeria will very soon become the number one in Africa for imports of any technology. A position the country is likely to take in the long term.
Organized by the German trade show specialists fairtrade at the Landmark Centre on Lagos Victoria Island Annex, plastprintpack Nigeria is held in conjunction with agrofood Nigeria, Nigeria’s 6th International Trade Show on Agriculture, Food Processing & Packaging and Ingredients.
Nigeria’s plastics industry is fast growing
The Country Cluster of EUROMAP-European Plastics and Rubber Machinery confirms significant growth for Nigeria.
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 2019)
Nigeria is the largest importer of plastics technology in Sub-Sahara Africa
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 is the 2nd largest importer of printing & paper processing technology in Sub-Sahara Africa (in million Euro)
Second only to South Africa and ahead of Kenya, Nigeria is the second largest buyer of printing & paper processing technology in sub-Saharan Africa. Nigeria’s imports of such technology increased by 24% in 2018, from 42 to 52 million euro.
Nigeria is the second largest importer of packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa.
Enormous population growth and high sustainable investments in its packaging industry
- With 155 million euros in 2019, Nigeria is the second largest importer of packaging technology in sub-Saharan Africa, just behind South Africa.
(All figures VDMA German Engineering Federation)