The cost of Nigeria’s rising sugar and wheat imports
19 April 2019 | 8:30 am
Asoko Insight says Nigeria imported approximately 5.2 million metric tons of wheat in 2018. Meanwhile, Nigeria is the second largest importer of Sugar in Sub-Saharan Africa with an annual import of 620.6 million dollars as at 2017. Damilare Adesola, Research Analyst at Asoko Insight joins CNBC Africa to discuss the cost of Nigeria’s rising sugar and wheat imports.
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