List of Imported Goods in Nigeria

Nigeria imports diverse kinds of goods and products from other countries. Some of the countries include the likes of India, China, United Kingdom and the United States.

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  1. India

India is one of the major trading partners of Nigeria. The country regularly exports pharmaceuticals, organic chemicals, nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery, paper and paperboard, iron and steel to Nigeria. In 2015, it was reported by the National Bureau of Statistics that the country imported goods worth N408.572 billion from India.

  1. China

In 2017, the bilateral trade agreement between Nigeria and China stood at $12.3 billion. This represents a 30% increase when compared to the previous years.

Nigeria is the third largest trading partner of China in Africa. Some of the products imported from China include electronics, mobile devices, engineering products, and technical skills for construction projects.

  1. United Kingdom

The United Kingdom is another major trading partner. Some of the items imported from the United Kingdom include fashion clothing, shoes, engineering facilities, vehicles, and hundreds of other items. The National Bureau of Statistics revealed that the country imported goods worth over N283.759 billion in 2015 from the UK.

  1. United States

Nigeria imports hundreds of finished and unfinished products from the United States annually. In 2015, the National Bureau of Statistics reported that Nigeria took in products worth N581.99 billion from America last year. Some of these items include clothing, vehicles and electronics.

  1. Netherlands

In 2015, the National Bureau of Statistics revealed that Nigeria imported goods worth N415.4 billion and these include clothes, bags, shoes and several industrial products used in factories.

Below is a comprehensive list of items that are imported into Nigeria from various countries

  1. AGO (Automotive Gas Oil)
  2. Apples
  3. Articles of iron or steel
  4. Bags
  5. Bath oil
  6. Bath soap
  7. Bathroom accessories
  8. Beauty Products
  9. Beddings
  10. Beehives
  11. Belts
  12. Books (Textbooks)
  13. Building materials
  14. Camera
  15. Candles
  16. Car batteries
  17. Car stereo
  18. Car Trackers
  19. CCTV Cables
  20. CCTV Cameras
  21. Cereals
  22. Chargeable Lamps/Solar Lamps
  23. Children’s toys
  24. Clinical equipment
  25. Clothes
  26. Coal tar oils
  27. Coal, solid fuels made from coal
  28. Coke, semi-coke.
  29. Computer accessories
  30. Computers
  31. Construction equipment
  32. Cookers
  33. Cooking gas
  34. Cosmetics
  35. Decoder: DSTV, Startimes, Gotv, etc.
  36. Decoders
  37. Dish washers
  38. DPK (Dual Purpose Kerosene)
  39. Ear phones
  40. Edible oil
  41. Electric bulbs
  42. Electric lamps
  43. Electrical equipment
  44. Electronic devices & accessories
  45. Eye lashes
  46. Eye shadows
  47. Fabrics
  48. Farm implements
  49. Fashion Bags
  50. Female make-up kits
  51. Floor tiles
  52. Food items
  53. Foundation
  54. Fumigating machines
  55. Games
  56. Generator parts
  57. Generators
  58. Hair extensions
  59. Hair sprays
  60. Hand sanitizer
  61. Hats
  62. Household items
  63. Insulated wire/cable
  64. Inverters
  65. Jewelry
  66. Laboratory equipment
  67. Lawn Mowing Machines.
  68. Lignite
  69. Lipsticks
  70. Machinery & Parts
  71. Maize
  72. Medical & Laboratory Equipment
  73. Memory cards
  74. Mobile phones
  75. Musical instruments
  76. Nail extensions
  77. Nail polish
  78. Toys for kids and adults
  79. Underwears
  80. Perfumes
  81. Petrochemicals
  82. Pharmaceuticals
  83. Phone panels
  84. Phone screens
  85. Plastics
  86. PMS (Premium Motor Spirit)
  87. Powders
  88. Power banks
  89. Printers
  90. Printers
  91. Projectors
  92. Projectors
  93. Purifiers
  94. Recycling machines
  95. Refrigerators & Freezers
  96. Rice
  97. Safety Matches
  98. Scanners
  99. Scanners
  100. Screen guards
  101. Sealing machine
  102. Shampoo
  103. Shoes
  104. Shoes
  105. Skin care creams
  106. Skin cleanser
  107. Solar Panels
  108. Furniture
  109. Speakers and microphones
  110. Sports items and kits.
  111. Strawberries
  112. Sugar
  113. Textiles
  114. Ties
  115. Tomatoes
  116. Tricycle Part
  117. Tricycles
  118. Vacuum cleaners.
  119. Vehicles and Motorcycle
  120. Vehicle and motorcycle spare parts and tyres
  121. Video games
  122. Washing machine
  123. Wheat
  124. Wireless Server
  125. Wrist watches

Export Prohibition List in Nigeria

We’ve also included a list of import items that are prohibited by the Nigeria Customs Services

  1. All types of Foot Wears, Bags and Suitcases excluding Safety Shoes used in oil industries, sports shoes, canvass shoes all Completely Knocked Down (CKD) blanks and parts.
  2. Aspirin tablets (except modified released formulation and soluble aspirin);
  3. Bagged cement.
  4. Ball Point Pens and parts including refills (excluding tip)
  5. Cane or beet sugar and chemically pure sucrose, in solid form in retail packs.
  6. Carpets and other textile floor coverings.
  7. Chloroquine tablets and syrups;
  8. Clotrimazole cream;
  9. Cocoa butter, powder and cakes.
  10. Corrugated Paper and Paper Boards, and cartons, boxes and cases made from corrugated paper and paper boards, toilet paper, cleaning or facial tissue, excluding baby diapers and incontinent pads for adult use.
  11. Cotrimoxazole tablets and syrups;
  12. Fruit Juice in retail packs.
  13. Furniture, but excluding baby walkers, laboratory cabinets such as microscope table, fume cupboards, laboratory benches, Stadium Chairs, height adjustments device, base sledge, seat frames and control mechanism, arm guide and headguides. Also excluded are; skeletal parts of furniture such as blanks, unholstered or unfinished part of metal, plastics, veneer, chair shell etc. Also excluded are Motor Vehicle seats and Seats other than garden seats or camping equipment, convertible into beds.
  14. Haematinic formulations; ferrous sulphate and ferrous gluconate tablets, folic acid tablets, vitamin B complex Tablets (except modified released formulations);.
  15. Hollow Glass Bottles of a capacity exceeding 150mls (0.15 liters) of all kinds used for packaging of beverages by breweries and other beverage and drink companies.
  16. Intravenous fluids (dextrose, normal saline, etc.).
  17. Levamisole tablets and syrups;
  18. Live or dead birds including frozen poultry.
  19. Magnesium trisilicate tablets and suspensions.
  20. Medicaments as indicated below:
  21. Metronidazole tablets and syrups;
  22. Mosquito Repellant Coils.
  23. Multivitamin tablets, capsules and syrups (except special formulations);
  24. Ointments – penecilin/gentamycin;
  25. Paracetamol tablets and syrups;
  26. Piperazine tablets and syrups;
  27. Pork, beef, birds eggs, excluding hatching eggs
  28. Pyrantel pamoate tablets and syrups; and
  29. Refined vegetable oils and fats (includes mayonnaise)
  30. Rethreaded and used Pneumatic tires but excluding used trucks tires for rethreading of sized 11.00 x 20 and above.
  31. Sanitary Wares of Plastics and Domestic Articles and Wares of Plastics (but excluding Baby Feeding bottles) and flushing cistern and waterless toilets.
  32. Soaps and Detergents in retail packs only.
  33. Spaghetti/noodles.
  34. Telephone Re-charge cards and vouchers.
  35. Used compressors and used fridges/freezers.
  36. Used Motor Vehicles above fifteen (15) years from the year of manufacture.
  37. Waste Pharmaceuticals.
  38. Waters, including mineral waters and aerated waters containing added sugar or sweetening matter or flavored, ice snow, other non-alcoholic beverages and beer and stout (bottled, canned or otherwise packed, but excluding energy or health drinks (liquid dietary supplements)

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