• JUST IN: Non-oil export revenue dropped to $4.5bn in 2023

    Just in non-oil export revenue dropped to 5bn in 2023 - nigeria newspapers online
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    Nigeria’s non-oil export revenue recorded a marginal decrease in the value of exports to $4.5bn in 2023.

    This represents a $300m or 6.3 per cent decline from the $4.8bn revenue accrued to government coffers in 2022.

    The Executive Director of the Nigerian Export Promotion Council, Nonye Ayeni, revealed the figures while addressing the media on the performance report of the non-oil export sector for 2023.

    Nonye said the decline was attributed to several challenges varying from the poor exchange rate, surge in informal trade, political instability in neighbouring countries and export rejects amongst others.

    She said, “In 2022, there was a $4.8 billion in terms of value. And in 2023, there was a marginal decline to $4.5bn.

    “Reasons for the decline are not far-fetched. They include export rejects, which we are already working on. We talked about the election and the new government that came in.

    “Also, political issues in neighboring countries like Niger Republic. A lot of our products go to the West African countries and we see what’s happening in terms of political issues, instability among the neighboring countries, and generally economic recession, and then exchange rate.”

    She further noted an increase in the volume of trade and export products, adding that 273 different products were exported of which urea, cocoa beans, cashew nut/kernels, sesame seed, and soya beans/meal were top on the list.

    “In 2023, there were 6.68, million metric tons in terms of volume that was exported.

    “And then if you look at the number of products increased by 273. So holistically, it’s really not a decline,” she added.

    The reduced revenue followed years of improved receipts based on the government initiative to diversify the economy from oil exports. Despite these efforts, the target to further grow the country’s non-oil exports has suffered several economic downturns.

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