Fact Sheet: Nigeria - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Abuja
  • Population (millions): 164.8
  • Total area: 910,770 km2
  • Currency: Naira
  • Language (s): English, Hausa, Yoruba, Igbo (Ibo), Fulani

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 268.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 1,630
  • GDP growth (%): 6.3
  • Inflation (%): 12.2
  • 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

Trand and Investment Promotion Initiatives

  • Canada-Nigeria Bi-National Commission
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to Nigeria$327.1$186
Canada’s merchandise imports from Nigeria$2,006.1$290
Canadian investment in NigeriaCommercially sensitive informationCommercially sensitive information
Nigerian investment in Canada$9Commercially sensitive information