Nigeria is a leading petroleum producer and exporter. It is the 12th largest producer of petroleum in the world and the 8th largest exporter. Nigeria also has one of the world's largest proven natural gas and petroleum reserves and is a founding member of OPEC.
Nigeria after transitioning from a military dictatorship to a democracy has grown tremendously. The stable political climate is a boon for the Nigerian economy as it was one of the biggest hindrances to foreign investment in the country. With a population of over 130 million it is the largest in Africa and tenth largest in the world. The country has seen a rise in foreign direct investment as is turning out to be a top destination for foreign capital in Africa. Nigeria recently moved up to become the largest economy in Africa with a GDP of over 500 billion dollars. Nigeria has seen high economic growth since 2005 and it continues to build on this to further growth.
The Nigerian Capital Market remains a veritable channel through which foreign capital is being injected into the economy; majority of the investments listed in the Nigerian Capital Market are investments with foreign equity participation. With further investment flowing into Nigeria the markets look upbeat and have shown continuous year on year gains.
With the continued stabilization of the macro-economic indicators, FDI inflow for the year 2013 is projected to increase by a minimum of 18% as against the value of 2013 (US$20.62 billion).
Tremendous investment opportunity exists in the solid minerals sector. Mineral resources that are present in Nigeria but not yet fully exploited are coal and tin. Other natural resources in the country include iron ore, limestone, niobium, lead, zinc, and arable land. Agricultural products include groundnuts, palm oil, cocoa, coconut, citrus fruits, maize, millet, cassava, yams and sugar cane.
Certain sectors in Nigerian economy are in need of investment to reduce the reliance of hydro-carbon based revenues. Sectors like Agriculture, Health care, Textiles, Manufacturing, Mining, Chemicals and ICT presents a host of investment opportunities ready for the taking. This report on the outlook for lucrative investment areas reviews the potential future returns, technological advancements, regulations and market responses so as to provide a detailed but clear perspective on the potential implications for the growth prospects of these sectors for the next five years using past historical data and analysis.
Key factors in the growth of Nigeria industries are Economic Growth, Rising Disposable Income, Advanced Technologies, high trade, moderate growth of population and rising middle class
Limited Resources, low production and high imports are the biggest challenges for Nigeria markets.
What the report offers
The study identifies the situation of Nigeria, and predicts the growth of its Aquaculture sector. Report talks about market trends, Government regulations, growth forecast, major companies, upcoming companies & projects, etc. Report will also talk about Economic conditions of and future forecast of its current economic scenario and effect of its current policy changes in to its economy, reasons and implications on its growth. Lastly, the report is divided by major import & export and importing and exporting partners.
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