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Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by AutoJoshNG: 9:45am On Jul 24, 2018


Back in the days, a large number of cars on Nigerian roads were imported from Europe. However, the tide has changed gradually and "American spec" has become today's cliche. Without an iota of doubt, most of our cars now come from USA.

Today, Autojosh.com is bringing you the top 5 countries Nigerians source cars from as well as the estimated cost of shipping cars from those countries.



United States of America (USA)

The number of cars imported from USA is more than all other countries combined. From Nigerian ports statistics, it is estimated to be about 75% of total car imports. There are several reasons we get lots of imports from here. Some of these reasons are: Availability of varieties, ease of importing cars from USA even if you reside in Nigeria as well as our love for cheap deals from USA car auctions. Several car dealers also buy their cars from USA online auctions. Another reason for this influx is the fact that cars are usually sent home by the large number of Nigerians who reside there.

Cost of shipping from US ports to Nigeria is $750, however, the cost is $950 from Galveston port in Texas.  Trucking cost depends on how far the car is from the closest US port of exit. The least I've paid for trucking is $100 while the max I've paid is $1,495 from Sacramento, California.

Some of the popular websites people search and buy their cars are: cars.com, copart.com,  autotrader mobile app, iaai.com and auctionexport.com



Germany

If you are hell-bent on buying a Peugeot or a Toyota Avensis from USA, the Lord is your strength. However, these cars are found in abundance in Germany and other European countries. Anytime you see a fully loaded car coming out of the Nigerian ports, that's an easy giveaway that that car is just landing from Europe. Some people buy these cars especially the older models just to use them as a box to convey goods to Nigeria.

Shipping cost from Germany to Lagos is also about €340 (Euros).

Some of the popular websites to check cars here are mobile.de, autoscout24.de, autoscout24.com and ooyyo.com



Belgium

Belgium is home of Antwerp Seaport which is the second busiest seaport in Europe after Rotterdam in Netherlands. Several Nigerian bound cars are also trucked to this port from neighbouring European countries before being loaded on a ship.

Shipping cost from Belgium to Lagos is €325 for cars , €425 for small vans and €750 for big vans.  You will also pay €65 (Euros) to courier the documents of the vehicle.

You can check cars available for sale in Belgium on these websites: gocar.be, autoscout24.com and ooyyo.com



Canada

Some cars are cheaper in Canada compared to USA but cost of shipping to Nigeria from Canada can be higher. People also take advantage of the better exchange rate of about N280/Canadian Dollar as against the N360/US Dollar. We expect an increase in the rate cars that will be heading to Nigeria from Canada with the current rate at which Nigerians are relocating to Canada through Express Entry.

One year ago, I got a cheap 2005 Toyota Echo from Copart auction in Halifax. The price was $306 USD. I trucked it to the port for $160 USD and paid $1,350 USD ocean freight to Nigeria. Kindly tell us in the comment section if you have a shipping company that offers lower rates.

These are some websites for searching cars in Canada.. autotrader.ca and kijiji.ca as well as auctions like Copart.



United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UAE is home to many beautiful and luxury automobiles. Some popular vehicles that are imported from UAE are: Prado, Land Cruiser, Lexus LX570, Pajero, Hilux, Hiace etc.. because some of these vehicles are scarce or non-existent in USA.

Cost of shipping a car from UAE to Nigeria is about $750. Some companies also ship and clear your car through Nigeria Customs at a pre-determined rate. In this case, you'll just pick your car at their warehouse in Lagos.

Cars can be shopped from uae.dubizzle.com, dubicars.com, uae.yallamotor.com etc.



Note that any car you are buying may have been tampered with e.g mileage roll-back, repaired accident, flooded cars etc. This is why you are advised to do a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) check to determine the history of the car you are about to buy.

Don't forget to like, rate, share and tell us the country your car came from. For some of us, it might be China, United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan etc.

https://autojosh.com/top-5-countries-nigerians-import-cars-from/

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by AutoJoshNG: 9:45am On Jul 24, 2018
Check the import duties of various cars via this link.. https://autojosh.com/import-duty/

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by Bouncingbabyboy(m): 10:01am On Jul 24, 2018
So cotonou is no longer on earth?

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by paranorman(m): 10:15am On Jul 24, 2018
Thanks for those websites. grin grin

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by AutoJoshNG: 10:26am On Jul 24, 2018
Bouncingbabyboy:
so cotonou is no longer on earth?

Cotonou is no longer legitimate due to the land border ban except the car is smuggled into the country.

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by CarGuideNG: 10:34am On Jul 24, 2018
AutoJoshNG:

Note that any car you are buying may have been tampered with e.g mileage roll-back, repaired accident, flooded cars etc. This is why you are advised to do a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) check to determine the history of the car you are about to buy.


This point cannot be stressed enough. Always carry out a VIN check for any vehicles, especially from US or Canada, before even inspection or any further discussions.

These vehicles often undergo all kinds of damage before being imported, and are repaired in Nigeria, a lot of the time not properly repaired.

Airbags may be replaced, in a few cases but crash data or sensors would not be reset, so the airbags would not deploy to offer protection in the event of a collision.

Vehicles with severe frame damage affecting the structural integrity.

Vehicles with Flood Damage cleaned up and advertised as accident or flood free, which are simply moving time bombs.

One must always check the history of any vehicles especially from the US or Canada. Save yourself years of trauma and expensive repairs.


The old excuses of lack of knowledge, cost of the report, how to access the report, etc are no longer tenable. The reports cost minor fees and can be obtained in minutes, while one is car shopping. Simply contact a history platform like CarGuideNG via whatsapp or call/SMS, send the VIN, make payment, and have your report immediately to guide your purchase. The entire process may take 5 - 10 minutes

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by MANNABBQGRILLS: 11:59am On Jul 24, 2018
The number of cars imported from USA is more than all other countries combined

CONFIRM

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by tstx(m): 11:59am On Jul 24, 2018
Cool


See my signature
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by Nobody: 11:59am On Jul 24, 2018
Where's Congo

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by akeentech(m): 11:59am On Jul 24, 2018
tstx:
Cool


See my signature
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by kennosklint(m): 11:59am On Jul 24, 2018
Big lie

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by momodub: 11:59am On Jul 24, 2018
Nice stuff
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by MANNABBQGRILLS: 12:00pm On Jul 24, 2018
shanequeen:
Where's Congo
Now, that is funny!

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by manny4u(m): 12:01pm On Jul 24, 2018
Give me Innoson any time any day.

You want to earn passive income before the end of today? please check my signature

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by obembet(f): 12:03pm On Jul 24, 2018
Thank u

How can I check Vehicle Identification Number

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by Emycord: 12:04pm On Jul 24, 2018
AutoJoshNG:


Cotonou is no longer legitimate due to the land border ban except the car is smuggled into the country.
Lies Na shame No Let Una Put Am
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by chicoMX(m): 12:06pm On Jul 24, 2018
Anambra
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by mybestlove(m): 12:07pm On Jul 24, 2018
And that is when our woes in motorization started.

Embracing American cars has silently doomed Nigerians without their knowledge.

It is absurd that a developing country like Nigeria welcomed American jumbo auto culture with open arms

Do you know the restriction Europe put on importation of America vehicles?

Their V6, V8 and other fat engines are the major contributors to our fuel ordeal in Nigeria.

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by Bantino: 12:09pm On Jul 24, 2018
Nice one
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by ottersberger(m): 12:09pm On Jul 24, 2018
AutoJoshNG:


Back in the days, a large number of cars on Nigerian roads were imported from Europe. However, the tide has changed gradually and "American spec" has become today's cliche. Without an iota of doubt, most of our cars now come from USA.

Today, Autojosh.com is bringing you the top 5 countries Nigerians source cars from as well as the estimated cost of shipping cars from those countries.



United States of America (USA)

The number of cars imported from USA is more than all other countries combined. From Nigerian ports statistics, it is estimated to be about 75% of total car imports. There are several reasons we get lots of imports from here. Some of these reasons are: Availability of varieties, ease of importing cars from USA even if you reside in Nigeria as well as our love for cheap deals from USA car auctions. Several car dealers also buy their cars from USA online auctions. Another reason for this influx is the fact that cars are usually sent home by the large number of Nigerians who reside there.

Cost of shipping from US ports to Nigeria is $750, however, the cost is $950 from Galveston port in Texas.  Trucking cost depends on how far the car is from the closest US port of exit. The least I've paid for trucking is $100 while the max I've paid is $1,495 from Sacramento, California.

Some of the popular websites people search and buy their cars are: cars.com, copart.com,  autotrader mobile app, iaai.com and auctionexport.com



Germany

If you are hell-bent on buying a Peugeot or a Toyota Avensis from USA, the Lord is your strength. However, these cars are found in abundance in Germany and other European countries. Anytime you see a fully loaded car coming out of the Nigerian ports, that's an easy giveaway that that car is just landing from Europe. Some people buy these cars especially the older models just to use them as a box to convey goods to Nigeria.

Shipping cost from Germany to Lagos is also about €340 (Euros).

Some of the popular websites to check cars here are mobile.de, autoscout24.de, autoscout24.com and ooyyo.com



Belgium

Belgium is home of Antwerp Seaport which is the second busiest seaport in Europe after Rotterdam in Netherlands. Several Nigerian bound cars are also trucked to this port from neighbouring European countries before being loaded on a ship.

Shipping cost from Belgium to Lagos is €325 for cars , €425 for small vans and €750 for big vans.  You will also pay €65 (Euros) to courier the documents of the vehicle.

You can check cars available for sale in Belgium on these websites: gocar.be, autoscout24.com and ooyyo.com



Canada

Some cars are cheaper in Canada compared to USA but cost of shipping to Nigeria from Canada can be higher. People also take advantage of the better exchange rate of about N280/Canadian Dollar as against the N360/US Dollar. We expect an increase in the rate cars that will be heading to Nigeria from Canada with the current rate at which Nigerians are relocating to Canada through Express Entry.

One year ago, I got a cheap 2005 Toyota Echo from Copart auction in Halifax. The price was $306 USD. I trucked it to the port for $160 USD and paid $1,350 USD ocean freight to Nigeria. Kindly tell us in the comment section if you have a shipping company that offers lower rates.

These are some websites for searching cars in Canada.. autotrader.ca and kijiji.ca as well as auctions like Copart.



United Arab Emirates (UAE)

UAE is home to many beautiful and luxury automobiles. Some popular vehicles that are imported from UAE are: Prado, Land Cruiser, Lexus LX570, Pajero, Hilux, Hiace etc.. because some of these vehicles are scarce or non-existent in USA.

Cost of shipping a car from UAE to Nigeria is about $750. Some companies also ship and clear your car through Nigeria Customs at a pre-determined rate. In this case, you'll just pick your car at their warehouse in Lagos.

Cars can be shopped from uae.dubizzle.com, dubicars.com, uae.yallamotor.com etc.



Note that any car you are buying may have been tampered with e.g mileage roll-back, repaired accident, flooded cars etc. This is why you are advised to do a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) check to determine the history of the car you are about to buy.

Don't forget to like, rate, share and tell us the country your car came from. For some of us, it might be China, United Kingdom, South Africa, Japan etc.

https://autojosh.com/top-5-countries-nigerians-import-cars-from/


Just a little correction here. The least shipping charge will be in Hamburg and that will set you back 500€ -520€. However, you can take your vehicle direct to the port, the Spedition Agents at the port will charge just a little less.

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by InvertedHammer: 12:10pm On Jul 24, 2018
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It depends on where you are shipping from in US. California does not have RORO. Minimum cost of shipping is $1100 for small cars and $1400 for SUVs.

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by xpmode(m): 12:12pm On Jul 24, 2018
Belguim Car
Belguim Computer
Belguim Spare-part
Belguim this and that

Maybe Nigeria start her import majorly from Belguim

We need Belguim Nairaland, this original is outdated

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by Therealev: 12:15pm On Jul 24, 2018
So Autojosh, If I find a car on any of the above listed websites, can you help me make all the arrangements to get it to my doorstep ? From VN Check, clearing, procurement and everything ? Please do let me know, thank you.
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by Water9430(m): 12:18pm On Jul 24, 2018
If you need to buy car from dubai Holla at me, I work there
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by canalily(m): 12:19pm On Jul 24, 2018
This my bike is made in Nigeria

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by Funjosh(m): 12:21pm On Jul 24, 2018
How about Benin Republic....... We do import a lot I f cars from that country

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by Coneheads(f): 12:31pm On Jul 24, 2018
Always Antwerp cool
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by peacealways: 12:31pm On Jul 24, 2018
Bouncingbabyboy:
So cotonou is no longer on earth?
l need a bus nice that not too expensive any help
Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by franchasng: 12:32pm On Jul 24, 2018
shanequeen:
Where's Congo
is that where u bought your wheelbarrow lipsrsealed

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Re: Top 5 Countries Nigerians Import Cars From by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 12:39pm On Jul 24, 2018
wealthy countries with sane individuals.


wetin dey prevent naija from being like these

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