Brazil, China and Japan high the record of Nigerian non-oil export locations for the primary quarter of 2023.

Nigeria recorded earnings of $1.345 billion from the export of about 167 merchandise in the identical quarter.

The Government Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council (NEPC), Dr. Ezra Yakusak mentioned in Abuja that Ninety-Seven (97) Nations, unfold amongst 5 (5) continents of the world, imported Nigerian merchandise throughout the interval beneath assessment.

“The highest 5 international locations that imported from Nigeria are Brazil, China, Japan, India and the Netherlands.

“Regrettably, no African nation made the highest 10 non-oil export locations. We consider that the complete implementation of the African Continental Free Commerce Space (AfCFTA) will change this Commerce trajectory,” he acknowledged.

Yakusak famous that in “the interval beneath assessment, 600 and fifty-eight (658) firms participated within the export of varied merchandise.

“Although this quantity is encouraging, there may be nonetheless a necessity to influence Nigerians to imbibe the export tradition by keying into the diversification marketing campaign of the NEPC utilizing the Export4Survival marketing campaign and leveraging on the alternatives supplied in export commerce.”