Competitiveness of Nigeria ginger exports: 1961-2016
This study considered the trends, competitiveness and constraints of Nigeria ginger export from 1961-2016. The data were sourced from secondary sources. Quadratic trend model, unit root tests, generalized method of moments; revealed comparative advantage and autoregressive distributed lag models were used to analyze the data. The findings shows that ginger exports had a positive forecast and trend while United Kingdom and United States of America are the major importers of Nigerian ginger. Cost of exporting and time required for exports were statistically significant at 10% and 1% respectively and constrained the ginger exporters. Nigerian ginger exports became competitive within the era of the structural adjustment program with a mean of 0.084. Export friendly policies should be formulated and judiciously implemented to boost ginger exports from Nigeria.
Keywords: Ginger, Trends, Competitiveness and Constraints