Fact Sheet: Nigeria - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Abuja
  • Population (millions): 169.3
  • Total area: 910,770 km2
  • Currency: Naira
  • Language (s): English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani

Economic Facts 2013

  • GDP ($ billions): 295
  • GDP per capita ($): 1,743
  • GDP growth (%): 6.3
  • Inflation (%): 8.5
  • Unemployment (%): Not available

Key Opportunities

  • Education
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Oil and gas
  • Sustainable technologies

Major Negotiations and Agreements

Support Services

Trade Commissioner Service of Canada

Trade and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-Nigeria Bi-National Commission
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2013
Canada’s merchandise exports to Nigeria$453.6
Canada’s merchandise imports from Nigeria$1,183.2
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