Factsheet : Nigeria

Official Title:
Federal Republic of Nigeria


General Information

Capital: Abuja
Population (million): 183.64
Total Area: 923,773km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 193.30889 Naira (NGN) (2016- Annual average)
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: Senate (109 elected senators) and House of Representatives (360 elected representatives).

Head of State:
President Muhammadu Buhari

Head of Government:
President Muhammadu Buhari

Ministers:
Vice President: Oluyemi Osinbajo
Foreign Affairs: Geoffrey Onyeama
Finance: Kemi Adeosun
Trade & Investment: Okechukwu Enelemah

Main Political Parties:
People’s Democratic Party (PDP), All Progressives Congress (APC), Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) Congress for Progressive Change (CPC), All Nigeria Peoples’ Party (ANPP), and All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA)

Elections:
Presidential and parliamentary: Last in 2015, next in 2019.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Nigeria Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 537.98 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 2,929.63 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) -1.54 1.43
Inflation: (%) 15.7 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 12.7 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $313,507,305
Canadian imports from country: $1,571,718,319
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Nigeria: $437 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-Designate Adeyinka Olatokunbo Asekun

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Christopher Thornley


September 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Nigeria
Year Exports Imports
2012 $327,091,746 $2,006,126,440
2013 $449,061,216 $1,183,209,630
2014 $529,370,907 $438,828,197
2015 $468,961,353 $1,041,297,797
2016 $313,507,305 $1,571,718,319
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Nigeria
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $182,473 $20,326
02 Veg. Prod. $197,029,391 $3,693,405
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $96,172 $101,858
04 Food Prod. $23,346,523 $51,035,805
05 Mineral Prod. $131,256 $1,515,876,083
06 Chemical Prod. $3,210,415 $47,563
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $328,619 $148,304
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,282 $3,368
09 Wood Prod. $2,000 $3,168
10 Paper Prod. $3,409,195 $12,456
11 Textiles Prod. $1,512,483 $52,529
12 Dress Access. $84,987 $576,581
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $27,168 $1,511
14 Precious Metals/stones $15 $36,748
15 Base Metal Prod. $821,943 $27,945
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $20,504,577 $44,153
17 Vehicles and Equip. $51,079,054 $4,048
18 Specialized Inst. $2,451,341 $923
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $200,490 $2,724
21 Antiques $ $26,048