Nigeria imported solid minerals worth $35m (N143.1bn) from January to September this year, according to data collated from the National Bureau of Statistics.
The NBS data also show that the country exported N42.5bn solid minerals in the nine-month period, less than 30 per cent of what it imported.
It said, “The total value of trade in solid mineral goods in Q1 2021 stood at N49.5bn. The export component of this trade stood at N9.3bn while the import was valued at N40.2bn…
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