Nigeria is the main ginger producer on the African continent, with the Kaduna region being the country's main producing area, accounting for 80% of the total production. Nigeria produces about 160,000 tons of ginger each year, most of which is exported to foreign markets. "We have the capacity to export 60 to 100 tonnes of ginger, depending on the year, weather and demand," said chief executive Clement Pada.
Currently, the most interesting markets for Nigerian dehydrated ginger are Europe, America and Canada. Prices for this product range from $1.5 to $3, depending on demand and production. “The current market situation is very good, and many European and American countries agree with our products. Nigeria’s exports and imports have grown significantly.”