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Nigerians imported 154,846 cars in 6 months

The number of cars brought into Nigeria in the period under review showed an increase of 16.5 percent, compared with 132,930 units of vehicles imported…

The number of cars brought into Nigeria in the period under review showed an increase of 16.5 percent, compared with 132,930 units of vehicles imported into the country in the same period of 2013.
The report, contained in a statement signed by Assistant General Manager, Public Affairs, NPA, and published in the agency’s website recently, confirmed that Nigeria also imported more of petroleum products in the first half of this year than it did in 2013.
The country imported refined petroleum products which accounted for about 25 per cent of the entire throughput (total import and export cargo) with a shipment which stood at 10,189,177 metric tonnes, posting an increase of 3.6 percent over its 2013 consumption figure of 9,835,719 metric tonnes.
The liquefied natural gas the NPA handled, however, slightly exceeded the refined petroleum products shipment as it hits 10,418,248 metric tonnes, showing a growth of 23 per cent over the figures of the corresponding period of last year, which was 8,462,535 metric tonnes.
“Cargo throughput stood at 41,317,962 million metric tonnes, showing an increase of 15.4 per cent over 35,812,858 metric tonnes achieved in 2013”, the report said.
Ironically, a breakdown of the cargo throughput showed that general cargo was 5,975,098 metric tonnes, indicating an increase of only 1.3 per cent; over 5,900,817 metric tonnes recorded in the corresponding period of 2013.
Just as dry bulk cargo, like cement, sugar, flour, wheat and so on stood at 4,841,816 metric tonnes as against 4,573,322 metric tonnes achieved in 2013, showing a rise of 5.9 per cent.

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