Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa. So far, the population has reached 200 million, and its demand for food is huge. Especially condiments, such as MSG, chicken essence, soup cubes, which are packaged by Granule Packaging Machines. Products such as biscuits, candies, instant noodles, and beverages are also popular in the market, which is packaged by pillow packaging machine. This country’s food processing industry cannot yet fully meet the dietary needs of residents. Currently, Nigeria spends approximately US$22 billion on food imports each year.

Food processing and packaging machinery rely on the imported food packaging industry, and there is still much room for development

The Nigerian government vigorously supports the development of the food processing industry. While the food processing industry has achieved rapid development, it has also stimulated the development of related industries. According to industry analysts, the current output value of Nigeria’s food-related industries has accounted for 4.6% of Nigeria’s GDP, and food and beverage manufacturing has accounted for 22% of Nigeria’s entire manufacturing output, nearly 3,000.

With the rapid development of the food processing industry, Nigeria has a strong demand for food packaging machinery, while Nigeria’s own machinery manufacturing industry is relatively weak, unable to produce qualified food packaging machinery according to demand, and machinery and equipment mainly rely on imports. In addition, despite the rapid development of Nigeria’s food packaging industry in recent years, locally manufactured products can still only meet 66% of Nigeria’s market demand. Nigeria’s food packaging industry still has huge room for development.

The Nigerian government lowers tariffs and imports new food machinery tariffs only 1%

As the economy develops and the middle-class population continues to grow, Nigerian residents pay more and more attention to the taste and safety of food. Unpackaged and unbranded foods are becoming increasingly unpopular and gradually withdrawn from the market. The rapid development of e-commerce and retail has also boosted the development of Nigeria’s packaging industry. Although Nigeria’s food packaging industry is developing rapidly, problems such as backward equipment and insufficient independent innovation capabilities still plague them. Therefore, Chinese packaging machinery and equipment are very popular.

In recent years, China and Nigeria have had friendly diplomatic relations. The Nigerian government has continuously strengthened cooperation with China through the “One Belt, One Road” initiative, which has also laid a firm foundation for Chinese companies’ export trade in Nigeria. In addition, the level of agricultural mechanization in Nigeria is low. In order to improve the current backwardness, the Nigerian government provides 50% subsidies for new equipment to support enterprises to purchase and adopt new technologies. At the same time, the Nigerian government has taken drastic measures to reduce tariffs and only charge a 1% customs duty on imported new food machinery and equipment to support the development of the country’s food processing industry. If you’re interested, please get in touch with us Taizy Company.

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