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Nigeria’s Import Volumes Leap By 70% In Seven Years

It was reported that the volume of imported goods handled at various Nigeria’s seaports spread across Lagos, Port Harcourt, Onne, Calabar and Warri has recorded a growth rate of 70 per cent in the last seven years.

Official statistics released by the Nigerian Ports Authority NPA, have shown that a total of 467.1 million metric tonnes of cargo were handled at these ports .

Details have shown that as against the 46.2 million metric tonnes handled at the end of 2006, a total of 54-7 million metric tonnes of cargo was handled in 2007 while 65.2 million metric tonnes was handled in 2008.

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