October 14, 2020

Product Name:     –       Groundnut

Botanical Name:  –          Arachis Hypogaea

HS Code               –        120210


Brief Product Description:

It is a pulse belonging to the legume family; the peanut plant produces yellow, orange, cream or white flowers which produce ‘pegs’, characteristic floral structures which sink into the ground to grow the pod. The pods can reach up to 10 cm (4 in) in length and can contain between 1 and 5 seeds. The peanut plant can reach 0.6 m (2 ft) in height depending on the variety and as an annual plant, survives only one growing season. Peanut may also be referred to as groundnut, monkey nut or earth nut.


Major Producing Areas:

  • Kano
  • Sokoto
  • Kwara
  • Bauchi
  • Katsina
  • Zamfara
  • Nasarawa
  • Kaduna States.


Estimated Production Figure

2, 886, 987 MT  (FAO; 2018)


Quality Standard:

Moisture content:  –         10% max

Mould/Decay:      –         0.2% max

Impurities:             –         1% max



Clean jute bags are used in packaging the groundnut with the husk while the groundnuts without the husk are package with clean propylene woven bags.



  • Cooking oil
  • animal feeds
  • snacks as food
  • industrial use


Importing Countries:

  • Vietnam
  • United Arab Emirate
  • China
  • South Africa
  • Turkey
  • Indonesia


Export Potential for Groundnut

According to Export Potential Map (ITC)   the markets with greatest potential for Nigeria’s exports of 1202 Groundnuts,  are “China”, “Netherlands” and “Russian Federation”. Nigeria has closest export links with Côte d’Ivoire. Netherlands is the market with the highest demand potential for 1202 Groundnuts.