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Fact Sheet

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Nigeria

Official Title:
Federal Republic of Nigeria


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
5-year trade
Canada - Nigeria
Year Exports Imports
2009 $224,162,337 $458,177,529
2010 $222,746,925 $1,668,721,114
2011 $227,259,662 $2,491,718,790
2012 $327,091,746 $2,006,126,439
2013 $449,061,216 $1,183,209,028
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Nigeria
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $3,116,760 $7,824
02 Veg. Prod. $161,466,874 $1,170,495
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $4,253,849 $29,776
04 Food Prod. $17,950,522 $24,869,746
05 Mineral Prod. $264,646 $1,142,511,053
06 Chemical Prod. $4,454,331 $70,258
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,653,422 $13,314,173
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $48,988 $25,314
09 Wood Prod. $33,493 $2,162
10 Paper Prod. $4,259,636 $9,529
11 Textiles Prod. $2,450,387 $22,573
12 Dress Access. $18,645 $25,423
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $72,124 $329
14 Precious Metals/stones $8,341 $2,667
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,703,903 $970,161
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $113,446,015 $75,213
17 Vehicles and Equip. $126,467,675 $30,116
18 Specialized Inst. $5,832,231 $106
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $2,061,973 $3,322
21 Antiques $ $33,605

Capital: Abuja
Population (million): 169.282
Total Area: 923,773km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 153.13 Naira (NGN)(2013)
National Holiday: 1 October, National Day
Language(s): English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral National Assembly with elected Senate (109 senators) and House of Representatives (360 representatives)

Head of State:
President Goodluck Ebele JONATHAN

Head of Government:
President Goodluck Ebele JONATHAN

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Ambassador Aminu Bashir WALI
Finance: Ngozi OKONJO-IWEALA
Trade & Investment: Olusegun Olutoyin AGANGA

Main Political Parties:
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) The following parties have announced their intention to merge into a new party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in time for the next elections: Action Congress of Nigeria (CAN) Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) All Nigeria Peoples’ Party (ANPP) All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)

Elections:
Presidential & legislative: Last in April 2011; Next in February 2015


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Nigeria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 294.9 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 1742.03 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 6.26 2.01
Inflation: (%) 8.48 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $449,061,216
Canadian imports from country: $1,183,209,028
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Nigeria: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Chief Ojo Maduekwe

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Perry Calderwood


August 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21