Nigerian farmers exported goods worth N60.5bn in the third quarter of 2020.
The key drivers of agricultural products exports were sesamum seeds, cashew nuts, good fermented cocoa beans and superior quality raw cocoa beans.
Also in this category was maize seed worth N25.9bn imported from Argentina.
The total trade in solid mineral goods stood at N40.8bn in Q3, 2020, comprising an import component of N35.2bn and export component of N5.5bn.
This was followed by cement clinkers exported to Cameroon, worth N1.2bn as well as lead ores and concentrate exported to China, worth N1.0bn.
In terms of imports, plasters of calcined gypsum were mainly imported from Turkey (N4bn) and Egypt (N1.9bn).
This was followed by gypsum, imported from Spain (worth N4.4bn).
Crude salt was also imported from Brazil and Namibia – worth N3.2bn and N1.9bn respectively.
Manufactured imports stood at N3.43tn, according to the NBS.
The main drivers were used vehicles imported from the United States (N134.8bn) as well as antibiotics imported from The Netherlands (N78.1bn), India (N25.4bn) and China (N10.2bn).
The value of manufactured goods trade in Q3, 2020 stood at N3.56tn.
The products that drove up manufactured exports were floating or submersible drilling platform exported to Equatorial Guinea (N21.96bn), vessels and other floating structures to Denmark, Congo and Cameroun valued at N9.8bn, N3.9bn and N3.6bn respectively.
Import trade by region showed that manufactured goods were mainly imported from Asia (N2.1tn), Europe (N773.3bn) and America (N410.99bn).