Production of ginger in Nigeria and its impact on the country's economy

Last Modified: Tue Nov 10 2020 03:36:45 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 400,000 tonnes
    Average annual production of ginger in Nigeria making it the 3rd largest producer in the world after India and China. Over the years, Nigeria and China have interchangeably been at the number 2 spot. The spice is grown in all 36 states of the country.
  • 5
    of the leading ginger producing states in Nigeria are Kaduna state, Bauchi state, Benue State, Gombe State and Nasarawa.
  • 13 - 27 tonnes / hectare
    Average yield of ginger in the country compared to the global average of 35 - 40 tonnes / hectare.
  • $3 billion
    Estimated global ginger market. Nigerian farmers can tap into this potential to earn foreign exchange as the country explores opportunities to grow its non-oil exports opportunities.
  • 23%
    Percentage of Nigeria’s GDP that came from its ginger exports in 2016. In that year, Nigeria was the 3rd highest exporter behind China and India.
  • $10.4 million
    Revenue from ginger exports in 2019. Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Trade and Investment, Dr. Nasir Gwarzo, during the inauguration of the National Executive Committee of the Ginger Association of Nigeria in Oct 2020, urged the association to come up with ambitious targets that would enable Nigeria to become the leading exporter of the product.
  • 70%
    Percentage of ginger production that is exported.