As of 2015, Nigeria is the world’s 20th largest economy, worth more than $500 billion and $1 trillion in terms of nominal GDP and purchasing power parity respectively. It overtook South Africa to become Africa’s largest economy in 2014.
Nigeria is one of the largest countries in Africa, with a total geographical area of 923,768 sq Kms. Its estimated population was 175 million people in 2013. The Nigerian poultry industry is estimated at 800 million USD and is comprised of approximately 145 million birds. Nigeria presently produces above 550,000 mt of poultry meat per annum and 700,000mt of eggs and largest producer of eggs in Africa. Nigeria is currently consuming 360,000 tonnes of beef a year Nigeria has estimated 19.5 million cattle, 72.5 million goats, 41.3 million sheep, 7.1 million pigs and 28,000 camels, 145 million chickens, 11.6 million ducks, 1.2 million turkeys and 1 million donkeys.
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