The National Cashew Association of Nigeria (NCAN) says Nigeria earned N144.7 billion ($402 million) from the export of raw cashew nuts to Vietnam and other countries in 2017.
Mr Sotonye Anga, the spokesman of the association, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.
Anga said 220,000 tonnes of raw cashew nuts were exported to Vietnam, India and China between February and December 2017.
“The latest development has been interesting because just last week, we got Nigeria’s final export position from Vietnam, which was quite revealing.
“Out of the 220,000 tonnes of exported raw cashew nuts, Vietnam accounted for 181,753 tonnes, while 38,247 tonnes went to India, China and other countries in the last 11 months.”