External trade, Exports, Nigeria


This paper examines the factors constraining the growth of non-oil exports with a view to suggesting solution to redress the situation. In order to execute the task effectively, the rest of the paper is divided into four parts. Part two provides the macroeconomic background to export trade in Nigeria and reviews external trade policies that have been put in place by government. In part three, the issues involved in export promotion, financing and marketing are highlighted, simultaneously an x-ray of the institutional structure on which the sector relies. In part four, the authors analyse the impact of policies on the structure of Nigeria's external trade, while part five contains the concluding re-marks.

Author Bio

The author is a staff of the Central Bank of Nigeria.

Publication Title

CBN Bullion





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Economics Commons


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