According to the German Engineering Federation VDMA, West Africa imported plastics technology at a value of 219 million euros in 2018, up 22% compared with 179 million euros in 2017. Major West African import markets of plastics technology - apart from Nigeria – are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Togo and Mali, in this order.
Printing and paper technology was bought at a value of 107 million euros in the same year compared to 93 million euros in 2017 (+15%), with Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal as main importers - apart from Nigeria. Imports of packaging technology made up for 307 million euros, up 8.4% compared with EUR 283 million in 2017, major West African importers – apart from Nigeria – are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Mali and Burkina Faso. So all in all West Africa‘s plastics, printing and packaging technology imports amounted to 633 million euros in 2018, up 25% compared to 503 million euros in 2017.
Based on upbeat market developments, the 6th edition of plastprintpack West Africa 2019 was all set for growth. Once again organized by the German trade show specialists fairtrade Messe, West Africa’s 6th International Trade Show on Plastics, Printing & Packaging took place on 10 to 12 December 2019 at the Accra International Conference Centre – Grand Arena, together with its partner event agrofood West Africa.