Nigeria Imports $3.49bn Fish, Eggs, Milk, Others

Fish, poultry eggs, milk, dairy and fish products worth $3.49bn were imported into Nigeria in the last two years, according to data from the International Trade Centre.

Within the time under review, fish products worth $2.14bn were imported into the nation, while diary products valued at $1.35bn were brought into the country.

According to the international trade organisation, the fish products included: live fish, frozen fish, fish fillets and others.

Dairy products imported included: milk and cream; buttermilk, curdled milk and cream, yogurt, kephir and other fermented or acidified milk and cream.

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This is despite an acknowledgment by stakeholders that the continued importation of fish and diary products is depleting the nation’s foreign reserves and ability of local farmers to sell their products.

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