West Africa's imports of plastprintpack technology grow double-digit in 2018


West Africa‘s plastics technology imports increase by 22% to 219 million euros in 2018 - Enormous population growth and high sustainable investments in its plastics industry

  • According to the German Engineering Federation VDMA, West Africa imported plastics technology at a value of 219 million euros in 2018.
  • A plus of 22% compared to 179 million euros in 2017 and an annual growth of 8.3% between 2014 and 2018.
  • Good to know: The major West African markets - apart from Nigeria - are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, Guinea, Togo and Mali, in this order.
  • Due to its high and sustained investment in its plastics industry and its immense population of 388 million, which according to the United Nations will increase to over 700 million by 2050, it is all too likely that ECOWAS - The Economic Community of West African States will become the number one import region of plastics technology in Africa within the next years. A position the region is likely to take in the long term.
Source: VDMA 2019 / Graph: fairtrade

West Africa‘s printing technology imports increase by 18.9% to 107 million euros in 2018 - Enormous population growth and high sustainable investments in its plastics industry

  • According to the German Engineering Federation VDMA, West Africa imported printing technology at a value of 107 million euros in 2018.
  • A plus of 18.9% compared to 93 million euros in 2017.
  • Good to know: The major West African markets - apart from Nigeria - are Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali, Senegal and Mauretania, in this order.
Source: VDMA 2019 / Graph: fairtrade

West Africa‘s packaging technology imports increased by 10.1% annually between 2015 and 2018 to 307 million euros.

Enormous population growth and high sustainable investments

  • According to the German Engineering Federation VDMA, West Africa imported packaging technology worth 307 million euros in 2018
  • A plus of 8.4% compared to 283 million euros in 2017 and an annual growth of 10.1% between 2015 and 2018
  • Good to know: The major West African markets - apart from Nigeria - are Ivory Coast, Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Mali, Togo, Burkina Faso, Chad and Mauretania, in this order
  • West Africa’s immense population of currently 388 million, which according to the United Nations will increase to over 700 million by 2050, requires strong sustainable growth and high sustainable investments
Source: VDMA 2019 / Graph: fairtrade