Overview of the Printing Industry in Nigeria and How to Buy Printers and Ink

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An Overview of Nigeria

  • Nigeria has a population of 210,106,735 people.
  • Capital: Abuja
  • Official Language: Hausa, Igbo, and Yoruba
  • Total Area: 923,769 km2
  • Currency: Naira (NGN

Economic Statistics of Nigeria  

  • Nigeria had reached a GDP of 410 billion US dollars in 2019. Its largest industries are;
    • Cement
    • Oil refining
    • Construction and construction materials
    • Food processing and food products
    • Beverages and tobacco
  • The breakdown of Nigeria GDP Composition includes;
    • Agriculture 21.9%
    • Industry 27.4%
    • Service 49.7%
  • The main importers of Nigeria’s goods in 2019 were;
    • India 15.4%
    • Spain 9.9%
    • Netherlands 9.1%
    • Ghana 7.5%
    • France 6.6%
  • While the main exporters to Nigeria in 2019 were:
    • China 25%
    • India 12%
    • The US 9.9%
    • Netherlands 7.4%
    • Belgium 5.0%

The Printing Industry in Nigeria

  • As Nigeria’s economy grows, there is an increased need to buy printers, consumables such as inks and make-ups, and cleaning solutions.
  • According to Europe’s Association for Plastics and Rubber Machinery Manufacturer’s Report, Nigeria is the 2nd largest Africa’s importer of printing and paper processing technologies.
  • The printing industry in Nigeria is worth multi-trillion Naira and can employ more than one million Nigerians in a year.
  • In November 2018, the print industry stakeholders and Federal Ministry of Industry, Trade, and Investment held the first Nigerian National Printers Conference. The conference aimed to see how to develop the print and graphics industry in the region by collaborating with various stakeholders.
  • As a result, more people in Nigeria are looking for printers for sale from domestic sources and imports.

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The Packaging Industry in Nigeria

  • The packaging industry in Nigeria expects to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 8% during the forecast period of 2021-2026.
  • The increasing demand for packaging solutions in Nigeria is due to the growing e-commerce industry, resulting from the increasing youth population, consumer spending, and technology penetration.
  • Plastic packaging is the largely used packaging solution in Nigeria. According to euromap.org, the production of plastics in Nigeria increased by around 411,000 tons in 2015, and by 2020 the production was expected to reach up to 513,000 tons. Also, plastics in Nigeria raised from one million tons in 2015 to 1.5 million tons in 2020.
  • This boosting economy in Nigeria will continue to push the demand for industrial inkjet printers, printing equipment, printing parts, and printing consumables such as inks, make-ups, and cleaning solutions.

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The Manufacturing Industry in Nigeria

  • Food, beverages, and tobacco are the dominating sectors in Nigeria’s manufacturing industry, according to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS). Also, bread products and sugar generate the greatest value of output in this sector.
  • The manufacturing sector brings about 10% of the total GDP in Nigeria. The largely concentrated cities of Nigeria with manufacturing activities are Lagos, Ibadan, and Port Harcourt.
  • The industry is booming in recent years compared to the past years. This is due to government incentives. Automation will be a key trend as this industry grows.
  • Hence, Nigeria’s expanding manufacturing sector has increased the demand for industrial and printing inksuch as Videojet ink, Inkjet refills, and Hitachi parts.

Sea Ports and Trading Hubs of Nigeria

  • Lagos Port Complex
  • Tin Can Island Port
  • Calabar Port
  • Delta Port
  • Rivers Port

How to buy Inkjet printers

Camainks uses Lagos Port Complex when exporting printing products to Nigeria


For importing Inkjet printers, Citronix printers, Videojet inks, and other spare parts, Camainks uses the largest Lagos Port Complex when exporting to our clients in Nigeria. We have exported items such as inkjet printers, CIJ printers, laser printers, and specialized brands of printer consumables, including:

  • Videojet inks
  • Domino inks
  • Linx inks
  • and other printer spare parts.

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What printers and Ink Do Nigeria Import?

Although Nigeria does have some manufacturers for printers and ink like Risograph ink and Domino Inkjet printer, Nigeria still needs to import from countries such as China, India, and the US. This demand for importing printers and ink in Nigeria is due to its fast-growing economy. Some printers, ink, and related consumables that Nigeria imports from these countries include,

  • Consumables:

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What Regulations Are There on Importing Printers and Ink to Nigeria?

  • Register your company name and obtain a Certificate of Incorporation in Nigeria. Also, register your company with the Federal Inland Revenue Services (FIRS) for tax regulations.
  • Obtain trade insurance for the goods you want to import. When importing chemicals or hazardous materials to Nigeria, you need a regulatory certificate from the National Agency for Food, Drugs Administration and Control. 
  • You also need to register for the Trade Portals, fill and submit the e-Form as required by the Federal Government of Nigeria.
  • Then, wait for the processing by the Nigeria Customs Service. Also, adhere to the Import Duty and Clearance requirement to have your printers and ink imported to Nigeria.
  • Because inks contain hazardous chemicals, it is important to follow Nigeria’s import regulations.

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Why Should Nigeria Import Printers and Ink?

  1. Availability:The local industry has limited capacity, and some clients in Nigeria require printers and ink promptly.
  2. High Product Cost - Given the domestic competition in Nigeria, printers and the continuous ink supply are more expensive to buy domestically than on the world market.
  3. Product Quality - While most international suppliers have a good brand reputation and quality, some smaller domestic manufacturers in Nigeria can have variant product quality.

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Where Can I Buy Printers and Ink for Nigeria?

There are many domestic manufacturers and distributors available in Nigeria if you are looking for individual-use printers and inks. However, if you are looking for large quantities of inks, make-ups, and cleaning solutions, Camainks has been exporting print products such as Videojet ink, Linx printing technologies, and markem imaje 2200 to clients in Nigeria. Feel free to contact us at [email protected] or WhatsApp us at +86-131-2037-9271 for a FREE quotation.

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