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Nigerians accounted for 1 in every 27 individuals granted Canadian permanent residency status in 2023
Canada granted permanent residency to 471.8k individuals in 2023, with Indian citizens leading with nearly 30% of the total. Nigeria (3.7%), Cameroon (2.5%), and Eritrea (2.3%) were in the top ten recipients.    

Nigerians received over 7,000 US immigrant visas in 2023
In 2023, 7,383 people from Nigeria were issued US immigrant visas, 33% higher than 5,547 in 2022. Visas issued to skilled workers, professionals, and unskilled workers declined by 66%. Here are the US immigrant visas issued to Nigerians in 2023 by visa class.

Number of people from sub-Saharan Africa, West Africa, and Nigeria who studied in the US between 2001 and 2020
The number of people from sub-Saharan Africa studying in the US was highest in 2020 — 41,697. Here is the trend of sub-Saharan African, West African, and Nigerian students in the US from 2001 to 2020.

Biggest chocolate exporters in the world in 2020
Apart from dominating the global cocoa industry in 2020, Ivory Coast — leading in African chocolate exports — is ranked 27th among the top chocolate exporters in the world. Here is how it compares with the world's top 10 chocolate exporters by value in 2020.

Nigeria was 13th on the list of rice-producing countries in 2022/2023 market year, with 1%
Approximately 513 million metric tonnes of rice were produced in 2022/2023 market year, with China and India accounting for more than half combined. Nigeria produced around 5.4 million metric tonnes — 1% of the global production and slightly more than the US.

India accounted for 88% of the value of global human hair exports in 2022; the top four countries are Asian
Of the $157 million worth of human hair exported globally in 2022, India had the highest share, with almost 90%. The top four, which are Asian countries, accounted for 95%. Here are the world's top human hair exporting countries in 2022.

The US has disbursed $10 billion in foreign assistance to Nigeria in the past 22 fiscal years
The US has disbursed $10b in foreign assistance to Nigeria in the past 22 years, with its highest in the period coming in 2022. The disbursements have increased from $51m in 2001 to $973m in 2022. Here are the US' foreign assistance disbursements to Nigeria since 2001.

Wheat made up 76% of the US' agricultural exports to Nigeria in 2022
In 2022, the US exported $631 million worth of agricultural produce to Nigeria, with wheat the biggest export. It accounted for 76% of the exports followed by industrial ethanol (9.3%).

Nigerians made up 1.5% of international students in the US as of 2022
As of 2022, the US had 948,519 international students, 14,438 (1.5%) of whom were Nigerian. Nigeria was ranked tenth among contributing countries to the international student community in the US.

Nigeria accounted for less than 1% of CO2 emissions in 2022 among the top ten most populous countries
The top ten most populous countries as of 2022 emitted a total of 23b tonnes of CO2 from fossil fuels, with China accounting for 49%, and the US, 22%. Pakistan, Nigeria, and Bangladesh each contributed less than 1% of the total.


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