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Nigeria: Date Market Overview 2021

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Date Market Size in Nigeria

The Nigerien date market stood at $X in 2019, increasing by X% against the previous year. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +X% from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2014 when the market value increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, the market hit record highs in 2019 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future.

Date Production in Nigeria

In value terms, date production expanded markedly to $X in 2019 estimated in export prices. The total output value increased at an average annual rate of +X% over the period from 2007 to 2019; however, the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded throughout the analyzed period. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the production volume increased by X% against the previous year. Date production peaked in 2019 and is expected to retain growth in the near future.

In 2019, the average date yield in Nigeria was estimated at X kg per ha, remaining constant against the year before. In general, the yield continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2019, the total area harvested in terms of dates production in Nigeria amounted to X ha, remaining constant against 2018 figures. Over the period under review, the harvested area recorded a relatively flat trend pattern.

Date Exports

Exports from Nigeria

In 2019, shipments abroad of dates increased by X% to X tonnes, rising for the third year in a row after three years of decline. In general, exports, however, continue to indicate a precipitous curtailment. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2012 when exports increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2019, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, date exports dropped slightly to $X in 2019. Overall, exports, however, faced a precipitous slump. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2012 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure at $X in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, exports stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Exports by Country

Cameroon (X tonnes) was the main destination for date exports from Nigeria, with a X% share of total exports. Moreover, date exports to Cameroon exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, Germany (X kg), more than tenfold.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Cameroon amounted to +X%.

In value terms, Cameroon ($X) remains the key foreign market for date exports from Nigeria, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($X), with a X% share of total exports.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Cameroon amounted to +X%.

Export Prices by Country

In 2019, the average date export price amounted to $X per tonne, reducing by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the export price saw a pronounced decline. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the peak figure at $X per tonne in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, export prices failed to regain the momentum.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Germany ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Cameroon amounted to $X per tonne.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to Germany.

Date Imports

Imports into Nigeria

Date imports into Nigeria rose notably to X tonnes in 2019, increasing by X% compared with 2018. In general, imports recorded significant growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, imports attained the maximum at X tonnes in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2019, imports failed to regain the momentum.

In value terms, date imports shrank slightly to $X in 2019. Over the period under review, imports enjoyed significant growth. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2011 with an increase of X% against the previous year. As a result, imports attained the peak of $X. From 2012 to 2019, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2019, Niger (X tonnes) constituted the largest supplier of date to Nigeria, accounting for a X% share of total imports. Moreover, date imports from Niger exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, China (X tonnes), threefold. Morocco (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume from Niger amounted to +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: China (+X% per year) and Morocco (+X% per year).

In value terms, China ($X) constituted the largest supplier of date to Nigeria, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Morocco ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Niger, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2019, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from China stood at +X%. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Morocco (+X% per year) and Niger (+X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average date import price stood at $X per tonne in 2019, declining by -X% against the previous year. In general, the import price saw a pronounced descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2015 when the average import price increased by X% y-o-y. The import price peaked at $X per tonne in 2007; however, from 2008 to 2019, import prices stood at a somewhat lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2019, the country with the highest price was Spain ($X per tonne), while the price for Niger ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2019, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Saudi Arabia, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced a decline.

Source: IndexBox AI Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for dates in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of date consumption in 2019 were Egypt (1.6M tonnes), Saudi Arabia (1.4M tonnes) and Iran (1.2M tonnes), together comprising 42% of global consumption. These countries were followed by Algeria, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Oman, China, India, the United Arab Emirates, Libya and Tunisia, which together accounted for a further 43%.
What are the largest producers of dates in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of date production in 2019 were Egypt (1.6M tonnes), Saudi Arabia (1.5M tonnes) and Iran (1.3M tonnes), with a combined 46% share of global production. Algeria, Iraq, Pakistan, Sudan, Oman, China, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia and Libya lagged somewhat behind, together comprising a further 43%.
What are the leading suppliers of dates to Nigeria?
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In value terms, China ($1.5M) constituted the largest supplier of date to Nigeria, comprising 32% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Morocco ($758K), with a 16% share of total imports. It was followed by Niger, with a 15% share.
What are the leading importers of dates from Nigeria?
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In value terms, Cameroon ($8.3K) remains the key foreign market for date exports from Nigeria, comprising 65% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by Germany ($4.1K), with a 32% share of total exports.
What is the average export price for dates in Nigeria?
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The average date export price stood at $1,811 per tonne in 2019, shrinking by -8.8% against the previous year.
What is the average import price for dates in Nigeria?
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In 2019, the average date import price amounted to $1,388 per tonne, falling by -13.3% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 577 - Dates

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the date market in Nigeria. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Nigeria

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Nigeria
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

Reasons to buy this report:
• Take advantage of the latest data
• Find deeper insights into current market developments
• Discover vital success factors affecting the market
This report is designed for manufacturers, distributors, importers, and wholesalers, as well as for investors, consultants and advisors.

In this report, you can find information that helps you to make informed decisions on the following issues:
1. How to diversify your business and benefit from new market opportunities
2. How to load your idle production capacity
3. How to boost your sales on overseas markets
4. How to increase your profit margins
5. How to make your supply chain more sustainable
6. How to reduce your production and supply chain costs
7. How to outsource production to other countries
8. How to prepare your business for global expansion
While doing this research, we combine the accumulated expertise of our analysts and the capabilities of artificial intelligence. The AI-based platform, developed by our data scientists, constitutes the key working tool for business analysts, empowering them to discover deep insights and ideas from the marketing data.
1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2019
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2019
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2019
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2019
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2019
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2019
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2025
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2019
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2019
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2019
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2019
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2019
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2019
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2019

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