Nigeria has resumed importation of petrol from China, according to data from General Administration of Customs.
China shipped 37,000 metric tonnes of petrol to Nigeria in September for the first time since July 2019.
Nigeria is reputed to be Africa’s biggest oil producer and exporter, while China is the world’s larger importer of crude oil.
China has extended petroleum exports to Africa in recent years.
According to General Administration of Customs data, the first African country to receive Chinese petrol was Togo in April 2018 at 50,000 mt, followed by Nigeria in January 2019 at 51,000 mt.
Also, the most recent diesel exports from China to Africa were in June, with Kenya and South Africa receiving 40,000 mt and 35,000 mt, respectively.
Nigeria has been relying heavily on importation to meet its fuel needs as the nation’s refineries remain in a state of disrepair.