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Domestic Scenario: Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) is a commodity that is highly valued in international markets for its aroma, pungency and high oil and Aleoresin content. Nigeria is the third largest exporter of ginger in the world after China and India. Most of the dried ginger that are available for international trade are simply sun dried over a few days, but artificial drying is also used in area lacking a defined dry season to coincide with the harvest.

Product Varieties: Ginger is in three {3} forms namely fresh {green} ginger, whole dry ginger and split dry ginger. The fresh ginger refers to the newly harvested ginger with little or no lost in moisture content. This type of ginger is not in hot demand in the international market because of the length of time it takes for the product to dry up and use in production.

Commercialization: The export markets for ginger include the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, France, United States of America, Russia, Saudi Arabia among others.

Global Scenario: In 2013, with a global production of 2.1 million tons of ginger, India accounted for 33%, followed by China (19%), Nepal, Indonesia, and Nigeria.