Ginger – Profile
June 28, 2018
Product Name: Ginger
Botanical Name: Zingiber Officinale
HS Code: 091010
Brief Product Description:
Ginger (Zingiber officinale Roscoe) is a flowering plant whose rhizome, ginger root or simply ginger, is widely used as a spice or a medicine. It is an herbaceousperennial which grows annual stems about a meter tall bearing narrow green leaves and yellow flowers. The rhizome (ginger) is gathered when the stalk withers; it is immediately scalded, or washed and scraped, to kill it and prevent sprouting.
Major Producing Areas:
Kaduna state is the major producer of the product. Other producing States include;
- Gombe States
Estimated Production Figure:
369,019 MT (FAO; 2018)
Moisture content: 8% max
Oil content: 2-4%
The fresh ginger are packaged in PVC cartons or corrugated fibre box with inner lining of PE films while the dried split ginger are packaged in a clean propylene woven bags.
1. Raw Ginger is used as spice.
2. It has medicinal value against cold.
3. It is used in the preparation of medicines and confectionery.
- Saudi Arabia
- United Arab Emirates
Export Potential of Ginger
The Netherlands and United Kingdom have the highest untapped potential for Nigerian ginger according to the ITC’s Export Potential Map. Current top export destinations Germany and United Arab Emirates do also show potential for more growth. And then there are also interesting opportunities for some new markets for Nigeria! Want to know which ones?
Find all details regarding promising markets for ginger from Nigeria in our one-page report and the video! These are created making use of the Export Potential Map (ITC).