Wheat, Sugar Lead Import For January, 2021

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Sugar and wheat

There are indications that the confectionary industry experience a boom in the first quarter of 2021 as wheat, the condiment for bread and other confectionaries, is leading the import chart with a total of 178,358 metric tonnes.

Wheat is followed by sugar, another condiment used by confectioners, with 49,000 mts, while salt took a third position the chart.

According the shipping position, a statistical document of the Ports Authority, NPA, for the month of January 2021, most of the wheat imports are due in the country before the end of the month while some of them have already arrived and are awaiting clearing and evacuation.

NPA’s Shipping Position document shows the volume of imports into Nigeria the seaports, the names of vessels conveying these goods, the shipping agencies husbanding the vessels, berth of discharge and date of arrival.

Other imported items the chart are cargo with 51,600 mts, 18,720mts of fish import, while base recorded a total of 12,023 mts and Fully Loaded Container, FLC, 3,815mts.

While Greenview Nigeria Limited, GDNL, promoted by the Dangote Group, plays host the wheat imports and Apapa Bulk Terminal plays host Bulk malt.

In the statistical data, about 12 vessels are waiting be berthed at the Lagos Pilotage District and these are Merkur Ocean, Navios Magnola, Seaspan Felixstowe, Desert Grace, Desert Calm, Desert Oasis, Zim Kingston, NMaersk Cadiff and Chrita Schulte and all these vessels have scheduled berth at the Apapa terminal of the A. P. Moller Terminal.