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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 $222,746,925 $1,668,721,114
2010 $227,259,662 $2,491,718,790
2011 $327,091,746 $2,006,126,440
2012 $449,061,216 $1,183,209,617
2013 $531,588,718 $438,754,685
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Nigeria
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,067,831 $4,615
02 Veg. Prod. $244,820,896 $2,054,636
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $3,793,499 $36,076
04 Food Prod. $13,307,771 $35,865,331
05 Mineral Prod. $161,799 $394,841,616
06 Chemical Prod. $3,572,017 $20,626
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,326,697 $5,138,408
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,841 $38,315
09 Wood Prod. $20,113 $57,387
10 Paper Prod. $249,749 $13,179
11 Textiles Prod. $3,381,800 $26,986
12 Dress Access. $7,051 $79,480
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $356,220 $74
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $13,944
15 Base Metal Prod. $15,836,755 $467,901
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $42,357,314 $72,506
17 Vehicles and Equip. $187,698,302 $
18 Specialized Inst. $4,445,598 $186
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $1,078,370 $938
21 Antiques $20,550 $20,086

Capital: Abuja
Population (million): 169.282
Total Area: 923,773km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 148.09 Naira (NGN)(2014)
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 merged into a single new party, the All Progressives Congress (APC), in advance of upcoming elections: Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) 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) 537.42 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 3174.7 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.39 2.02
Inflation: (%) 8.48 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $531,588,718
Canadian imports from country: $438,754,685
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


February 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-21