With annual growth of 8% between 2016 and 2022, Nigeria is the fastest growing importing country of food & packaging technology in Africa and the Middle East.
Enormous population growth and high sustainable investments in its food industry
Imports of food technology steadily growing
- With imports of food & packaging technology of €363 million in 2022, Nigeria is Africa's second largest importer, after South Africa with €381 million and ahead of Egypt with €319 million. (VDMA 2023)
The enormous population growth from 224 million in 2023 to 411 million in 2050 demands high sustainable investments in Nigeria’s food industry.
Sharp increase: Nigeria‘s food production has grown by 39.6% in recent years, from €26bn in 2016 to €36.3bn in 2020 and is expected to rise by 48% between 2021 and 2024, from €42.3bn to €62.6bn.
Source: VDMA 2023 / Graph: fairtrade
Nigeria is the largest importer of packaging technology in Africa in 2022
Imports of packaging technology steadily growing
- With €183 million in 2022, Nigeria is the largest importer of packaging technology in Africa, before South Africa with €175 million and Egypt with €162 million. (VDMA 2023)
Nigeria’s immense population of currently 224 million in 2023, which according to the United Nations will rise to 411 million by 2050, requires strong sustainable growth. This is why Nigeria invests heavily in its packaging industry.
Source: VDMA 2023 / Graph: fairtrade
Voices of the exhibitors
Sales Administrator - Krones
Krones is an all-round partner for the beverage and liquid-food industry. Whether made out of glass, PET or aluminium – Krones machines and lines process millions of bottles, cans and specially shaped bottles each day.
Our customers mainly comprise of breweries, water, soft drink and juice manufacturers, as well as dairies and producers of wine, sparkling wine and spirits or companies from the liquid-food field.
Head of Sales & Marketing - Macadams
Macadams Baking Systems Nigeria is a pioneer in introducing modern bakery equipment in Nigeria. Established in 1994 to represent Macadams International as a Sole Agent in Nigeria, Macadams Nigeria specializes in the distribution, sale and after-sale services of industrial and semi-industrial bakery and food service equipment.
As Nigeria is our second biggest market after South Africa, Nigeria is a very strategic country for us in Africa. Here at agrofood Nigeria 2022, we have met with bakery business owners, start-up entrepreneurs who got money. So far, we are about to sell a bakery line of €400,000 at the show. We are satisfied with the visitors’ quality.
Market Intelligence Strategist – GEA
GEA is one of the world’s largest systems suppliers for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors. We specialize in machinery and plants as well as advanced process technology, components and comprehensive services. With more than 18,000 employees, the group generated revenue of more than EUR 4.6 billion in fiscal year 2020.
At agrofood Nigeria, we have met customers from dairy, breweries etc.
Range of exhibits
- Ingredients and auxiliary materials
- Bakery technology
- Confectionery, chocolate and snacks technology
- Ice cream technology
- Coffee machines and equipment
- Kitchen technology
- Basic food technology
- Vegetable and fruit technology
- Beverage technology
- Pasta technology
- Delicatessen and convenience food technology
- Dairy technology
- Meat processing technology
- Fish technology
- Packaging machines
- Packaging materials
Food safety and quality management
Cold chain, refrigeration and air-conditioning technology
- Refrigeration installations
- Ventilation, air conditioning and heating technology
Conveying, transport and storage installations
Water and wastewater