EXPORT FINANCING IN NIGERIA, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

EXPORT FINANCING IN NIGERIA, PROBLEMS AND PROSPECTS

ABSTRACT

This research sought to examine the impact of Nigerian Export Import Bank credit terms on non-oil export in Nigeria; examine the impact of Total banking export credit on non-oil export in Nigeria and examine the relationship between non-oil export and Nigeria’s gross domestic product. The study adopted the ex post facto research design for the period 1990 to 2007 and data were gathered from secondary sources.  The study utilized the simple linear regression analysis where the Nigeria Export-Import Bank Credit (NEIXMC), Total Bank Export Credit (TBEC) and Non-oil Export (NOE) were used as the independent variables and Non-oil Export (NOE) and Gross domestic Product GDP as dependent variable for the hypotheses respectively. The result of the hypotheses tested revealed that Nigerian Export Import Bank credit have positive significant impact on non-oil export in Nigeria; Total banking export credit have positive significant impact on non-oil export in Nigeria and Non-Oil Export have positive significant impact on Nigeria’s gross domestic product. Thus the study recommends that; Local manufacturers should be encouraged to expand production and source market globally; export policy implementation agencies should be made to improve on their strategies to boost production and Government should ensure pre and post shipment finance in local currency through rediscounting facility among others.