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How To Export Ginger From Nigeria

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How To Export Ginger From Nigeria

Exportation is one of the most lucrative businesses one can venture into in Nigeria but hardly does anybody consider the exportation of ginger in Nigeria. If you are interested in the exportation of ginger in Nigeria, then you are on the right page for this information. In this article, you are going to find information on everything you need to know about the exportation of ginger in Nigeria. Sounds interesting right? Let’s get started

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What is ginger?

If you are from Africa, you must be very familiar with ginger but if you are not familiar with it, here is what you need to know. Ginger is a flowering plant that originated from Asia (South east). One thing you should know about ginger is that it is one of the healthiest spices we have in the world. In this part of the world, ginger goes hand in hand with garlic and turmeric.

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In addition, ginger is also well known to treat a number of infirmities in people. What’s more? It can be found in all parts of Nigeria and it is quite affordable for Nigerians. Do you know that Nigeria is currently the third highest exporter of ginger in the world? As its ginger production is at 31 million metric tons while its demand is at 65 million metric tons. It would also interest you to know that ginger is most grown in the northern part of Nigeria.

How can I export ginger in Nigeria?

Investing in agriculture is one of the best business ideas; why not take your ginger business to the next level by exporting it? Nigerian ginger is currently one of the most valued globally. Now that we have gotten a glimpse of what ginger is, let us now look at how one can easily export ginger from Nigeria.

You can choose to exporting ginger as a part time or full time job depending on what you want. One interesting part about exportation of ginger is the fact that you do not have o even leave your house if you have capable hands to assist you run your business.

For proper understanding, I have put together some steps you need to take to be able to export ginger from Nigeria below:

  1. Know your market
  2. Negotiate with your client
  3. Make sure you make necessary documentation of agreement
  4. Transfer your ginger to the ware house
  5. Relocation of product to the port
  6. Shipment

How To Export Ginger From Nigeria


The first and foremost step you need to take when doing any business is getting a first-hand knowledge of your market or your audience, this is because you cannot simply start a business with the hope to sell to anybody, it would not work. The same goes for exportation, you need to know the countries where your products are consumed the most for you to maximize profit properly.

Once you are able to get proper knowledge on tour market, you would need to get a client. If you do not have ways of getting one, you can simply talk to someone who had been in the business for long.


The next step you need to take once you have identified your market and gotten a client is to negotiate with that client. A negotiation is very important in any business between the buyer and the seller so as to allow an agreement that would be of benefit to both parties.

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Make sure you do not make any negotiation that would not be profitable to you. You should have gotten enough information at this point as regards the cost of your product with shipping. If you need help with that, you should get help from anyone that has been in the business for a long time.


The next step for you to take once you have met a perfect negotiation with your client is to make sure that you make necessary documentation of the agreement you both reached. The reason for this being that you have evidence if the agreement is breached and rarely do people get scammed with written agreements so do forget to do this.

It should also be noted that an agreement is useless unless it has the signature of both parties in it so make sure you make it compulsory.


The next step you need to take after you must have properly documented the agreement you had with your client is to transfer your ginger to the ware house. Transferring your products to a ware house is important for product revision as well as easy relocation to the port where it would be shipped.


Another step you would need to take after you must have transferred you product to the ware house is to make sure that your product gets relocated to the port. You can do this by taking stick and following up your products properly. The port is the last place where your products would be taken to so that they can be shipped.


After taking all these steps, your product will then be ready to be shipped. It is also important that you monitor your goods till they get to the destination.

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All these processes seem like a long one considering the fact that ginger is not a product that can stay for so long therefore, you should start taking some of these steps even before you have the products in your warehouse. Although, it is more advisable to deal with dry split ginger when you are trying to export.  One thing you should also put in mind is the fact that the standard weight for any shipping product or package is 50kg.

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