Exports in Nigeria to hit $112 billion by 2030 according to report

A new research by Standard Chartered has projected that global exports will almost double from $17.4tn to $29.7tn over the next decade, with Nigeria topping the volume for Africa

Nigerian Exports

At 9.7 per cent yearly growth rate, the report sees Nigeria’s export volume peaking at $112 billion by 2030.

The report reveals 13 markets that will drive much of this growth in exports, identifies major corridors, and five trends shaping the future of global trade.

Commissioned by Standard Chartered and prepared by PwC Singapore, the trade report is based on an analysis of historical trade data and projections until 2030, as well as insights from a survey of more than 500 C-suite and senior leaders in global companies.

The report noted that global trade will be reshaped by five key trends: the wider adoption of sustainable and fair-trade practices; a push for more inclusive participation; greater risk diversification; more digitisation and a rebalancing towards high-growth emerging markets.

Almost 90 per cent of the corporate leaders surveyed agreed that these trends would shape the future of trade and would form part of their five to 10-year cross-border expansion strategies.

“Globalisation will drive the next decade of growth. Despite the recent push towards onshoring, growth corridors of the future will not just be intraregional – they will be global spanning Africa-East Asia; ASEAN-South Asia; East Asia-Europe; East Asia- Middle East; East Asia-Europe; South Asia-US.

“Asia, Africa and the Middle East will see a ramp-up in investment flows, with 82 per cent of respondents saying they are considering new production locations in these regions in the next five to 10 years, supporting the trend towards rebalancing to emerging markets and greater risk diversification of supply chains”, the report added.