Sesame seed exports from Nigeria have been ranging between 140,000 and 180,000 tonnes for a while.
According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the value of sesame seed exports in 2022 was N139.85 billion, or 23.34 percent of all agricultural exports from the nation at that time.
During the time period under consideration, China was Nigeria’s largest sesame seed customer.
Germany, China, Japan, Vietnam, Turkey, and Greece were other export destinations.
The International Trade Centre (ITC) reports that Nigeria’s exports of sesame oil and fractions increased slightly to $13,877,000 in 2017.