Guide to Exporting Palm Oil Palm Kernel Oil and Palm Kernel Shells from Nigeria

Palm Oil Memebership

You might have heard that Exporting Palm Oil, Palm Kernel Oil and Palm Kernel Shells is the best type of business opportunity available to individuals who have buyers in another country.


Which is so true.

Malaysia and Indonisa are the world’s largest exporters of Oil Palm Producer, Nigeria comes in 4th place with just over 970,000 metric tons of Palm Oil alone exported in 2014 alone.


Now imagine if we threw in other Oil Palm Product like Palm Kernels Shells(PKS), Palm Kernel Oil(PKO), Palm Wine(PW) and Refined Bleached and Deodorised Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil, RBD-PO and RBD-PKO.

You would say, since we export over 970,000 metric tons of Palm Oil a year, with an estimated value of $1.8 Billion. That means a lot of people and big industries also exporting it.

Palm oil price

Wrong, there are very few people exporting Oil Palm Products from Nigeria.

Most people are not aware of the processes, agencies and documentations needed for exporting oil palm produce, let alone any other cash crops. Even when the find a foreign buyer for their produce, they are not aware of the necessary requirements need to ensure they don’t get duped or discouraged.

How do you go about Exporting Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil in Nigeria?

Before you contact a buyer and begin the export process, you need to have certain things and documentation in places. Starting with

Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC)

For Registering a business Name

This you can do at any Corporate Affairs Commission(CAC) office within your state, for further details on how to register your business name and the procedures click here

also click here for the fees

Nigerian Export Promotion Council Registration(NEPC)

The Nigerian Export Promotion Councils sole purpose is promoting Nigerian export products and ensuring proper documentation of export transactions. That’s why you need to register with them, they help you connect with buyers while also presenting your export produce in foreign trade fairs. Click here for their registration.

Once you have registered for these two agencies, it time to go after all the necessary documentations required before you can begin exporting Oil Palm.

Yes, there are actually a lot of other document required before you can even begin sourcing for a shipping company.

Why all these documentation?

Quite simply, that’s how export operate, the documentation is actually needed to protect you, your buyer and your products. They also ensure that you get your payment for your items.

Just imagine, you were to ship your produce to say Russia and when it gets there, the buyer refuses to pay for shipping(yes you can defer payment for shipping to your buyer)


The buyer collects the produce and refuses to pay for them, because you have all the necessary documentation, you are sure you will get your payments upon delivery or upfront.

What are the documents required for exporting Oil Palm?

Commercial Documents

These are documents you use in reference to the type and number of produce you are exporting, including shipping cost. Its usually sent to the buyer and a copy to the relevant exporting agencies i.e Customs

Quality Documents

This documents are issued by the Ministry of Agriculture and NAFDAC for the Buyer, it tells the shipping agency that your goods have ok to be shipped, it tells the buyer the quality of the goods he/she is getting

Shipping Documents

These are issued by the shipping company, depending on what means of transportation they use to ship the produce.

Tariffs Concession Documents

These documents are usually issued depending on the export area the country you are sending the produce to is a member of.


Finding Buyers

After all the above , you still need people in other countries to buy your products 

And its growing ever more difficult to locate companies that buy around the world.

But that should not deter you.

Fortunatelyover the years we have been contacted by some individuals and companies that are looking for exporters in Nigeria.

To connect with them please follow the link below and click on the International buyers link
Companies and individuals who buy oil palm products 


Exportation of Oil Palm produce is a target every mill, farm and supplier wants.

The documentation might seem a lot and they are not usually cheap to come by, the advantage they offer is that in the long run it helps you do business smoothly.

But there are those who still take the risk to export without documents, some even work with export agents that handle everything for them, making the export cost cheaper.

Do you want to get started in Exporting Oil Palm Products?


  1. ose uwa on August 3, 2016 at 12:22 am

    can you please give me an export quote

  2. Markson Ajiboye on August 27, 2016 at 2:18 am

    Enter your comment here…l would like to meet with you.I am excited about the prospects of palm oil business and would like to know more.

    • Brian Ahamefula on August 29, 2016 at 8:20 pm

      Hi Markson thanks for your message, you can get in touch with me via contact us page, just drop a message and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.

      • Adeyemo Fatai on August 28, 2021 at 1:46 pm

        What are steps to be taken in getting quality documents?

    • Kenneth on January 24, 2019 at 2:43 pm

      Hi good evening please can you help me with a buyer of both palm oil and palm kernel Shell

  3. Ezeokoli on September 5, 2016 at 4:08 pm

    Hello Brain

    please can you give me an advise on the requirement and how to find buyers for palm carnel produce

    • Brian Ahamefula on September 5, 2016 at 4:31 pm

      Hi Ezeokoli

      Do you sell palm kernel nuts or oil, or is it just the buyers of one or both you want

  4. Abiodun on September 7, 2016 at 10:56 am

    Please do you have international buyers for palm kernel cake? I will like to explore the exportation of plam kernel cake. My mill will be up and running by December. Thanks

    • Michael Bayo Olaniran on May 15, 2021 at 4:00 am

      I want to export PKO to Ghana, and can I convey it by road?
      What is the current price?

  5. Michael on September 16, 2016 at 8:03 am

    Pls what is ur current price on palm oil $ and how do u mesure ur product?

  6. tola on September 21, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    ,i’m looking for reputable and large palm oil production companies in Nigeria

    • tola on October 5, 2016 at 12:06 pm

      i have an order to supply large quantities of palm oil to Europe.pls can you link me up with oil palm producing companies that can meet my requirements.minimum of 500 mt per month

      • Daniel Osuwa on May 28, 2018 at 9:42 am

        Yes I do

  7. Fidelis on September 22, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Would very much want to go into pks export. Tried it before in 09 it didn’t work out. Your post reawakened interest. Can we talk via phone ?

  8. Omos on September 25, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Pleas I would like to export palm oil product but I don’t have any of those document required, can you help me get someone dat can help me export it.

    • Brian Ahamefula on September 28, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Yes we can, drop your number and request on the contact us page and we will send you an exported agent to help you

  9. Michael Chinedu on October 3, 2016 at 11:34 am

    I would like to know how to get things done about export as I have buyers, but I am new and want everything done properly.

    • Brian Ahamefula on October 5, 2016 at 9:04 am

      Hi Chinedu, I would like to ask what you want to export.

      • Dapo on October 18, 2016 at 12:19 pm

        I would like to get foreing buyers for our PKS.

  10. J.Bolarinwa on October 6, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    hi,please I would like to go into palm kernel shells export.thanks

    • J.Bolarinwa on October 6, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      please how would I go about it.thanks.

  11. Ericson on October 26, 2016 at 9:23 am

    Good day,
    I’ll love to know how ican export palm kernel cake, and requirements too

  12. Ericson on October 26, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Hello brian,
    I request for assistance on the export of palm kernel cake, but i dnt knw how to go abt it nor have any documents to that effect. How can you assist me in achieving this.

    • Brian Ahamefula on November 7, 2016 at 10:42 am

      Hello Ericson send me a mail on

  13. Oreniwon Agrobusines (@OreniwonFarms) on November 2, 2016 at 4:29 am

    Please I have PKS for sell. It’s small quantity though. Am in Ondo State.

  14. Sunny UDOH on November 5, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    What is the prospect of securing export order for PALM KERNEL SHELL (PKS) and the terms and conditions for engaging your services for sourcing the orders and facilitating actual shipment. We’ll source the PKS.

  15. Donatus on November 6, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    I want ecport palm oil and plm kanel to USA. How much will it cost me on the whole? Please give me a rough estimate. Thank you.

  16. Oluwasegun Allen on December 5, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Please I will like to export palm oil. Can you take me through the whole process and including the quotes.

  17. Dapo on December 22, 2016 at 9:51 am

    Do you have contacts for palm kernel shell buyers in the EEC.We have regular large supply going to waste.

  18. emmanuel on December 28, 2016 at 6:59 am

    I am interrsted in exporting palm oil and honey.

  19. Francis Unyime on March 18, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Am so glad to have stumbled on this article, please am interested in oil palm exportation, I your guidance. Thanks..

    • Brian Ahamefula on March 20, 2017 at 2:17 pm

      Hi Francis

      Thanks for your interest in exporting poil palm products, Why not check out ourExport Guide to update you on what is required

  20. Dickson Igho Victor on April 17, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Am interested in Palm kernel shell, were can I made my supply to locally and internationally. Please I need a guide.

  21. Dickson Igho Victor on April 17, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    Which company in Nigeria can I supply Palm oil and and pay me upon delivery or upfront.

    • Brian Ahamefula on May 6, 2017 at 11:29 am

      Hello Dickson, there are some companies around that can help with this but it all depends on your location

  22. nkem on April 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    Good day,
    Please, is it only palm oil exporting alone you deal with. and is it possible to be doing it in a small scale without all the agency because the way am looking at it wont it require a lot of money yo registered and get started

    • Brian Ahamefula on May 6, 2017 at 11:26 am

      Sadily Nkem, you need the necessary documentation if you want to do it small scale.

  23. Unlimited Pat on May 4, 2017 at 5:33 am

    Can you link me up with big buyers of palm oil in Nigeria or outside Nigeria? I want to supply.

  24. on May 14, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Would like to talk on phone with you about Pko exporting.

    • Brian Ahamefula on May 20, 2017 at 7:39 pm

      Hi there, i will be expecting your call

      • Oguns Kenny on May 27, 2017 at 9:50 pm

        Hi Ahamefulas please I need you to put me through on PKS exportation. Can I get companies to deliver them to ?

        • Brian Ahamefula on June 4, 2017 at 8:35 pm

          Please look out for our latest post on export and finding buyers.

  25. Kehinde on May 28, 2017 at 6:33 am

    Hi Brian,
    How do I get buyer for palm kernel oil and palm kernel cake?
    I have registered with CAC and export council.
    I really want to get started. Thank you

  26. Vegi Fruits on June 14, 2017 at 2:26 am

    I’m not sure this e-mail address is correct.
    Pls double check and confirm. Thanks

    • Brian Ahamefula on June 15, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Hi there Vegi

      Drop me a message in the contact form and i will get back to you. Hope thats ok.


  27. Emenike Nwokocha on June 24, 2017 at 7:53 am

    Thanks for the info, but need your help in getting contacts for buyers, i have an existting business name rigistered . All i need now is a buy in large quantity, am from Rivers state, Onelga to be precise. U can reach me with these 07030591893 or Hoping to hear from u sir. All the best.

  28. Ukpabi on September 1, 2017 at 10:28 pm

    Hi Brain,

    Please I’m interested in the export of PKS kindly guide me on how I can have foreign buyers of PKS, Your guidance would be highly appreciated.


  29. David on July 28, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Good day sir , I have a direct access to a major Factory that produce palm karnel oil in Enugu state … sir i need your assistance in the area of selling this product both in and out of Nigeria .
    sir i need reliable buyer who can buy in large quantity , i will appreciate if you assist me in this area .

  30. Fatima Uthman on August 21, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    i want to also go in to palm kanel oil business,pls if you can be my mentor.
    I need to know all i need to know about it and also how to get forieng costomers thanks

  31. Sola Johnson on September 9, 2018 at 11:55 pm

    Pls kindly let me know the companies that buy palm oil for export in Lagos.


  32. moses on October 7, 2018 at 12:37 am

    hi, i would want to know if hooking me up with contact for
    exportation of my palm produce will be possible

  33. Chiamaka obiechina on December 9, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Greetings to you sir,please sir I need your help in palm oil exportation,my uncle own an oil meal,please I need you to guide me ,also I want to know how much the registration will take me? What kind of packaging does it need?what can I do to succeed in it? Please help me thank you

  34. Stanley Edem on December 18, 2018 at 7:46 pm


    I am interested in starting but i want to be trained before going into it. I can source for the products but i want to from those in the business. Thanks

  35. Oranuba chinenye on February 28, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    Please I need a guide in palm oil exportation and how to locate buyers.

  36. folake olaniyi on March 24, 2019 at 12:12 am

    I need your guild on how how to do the proper registrations required to be genuine palm oil exporter.kindly email address

  37. juliet on August 30, 2019 at 6:48 am

    good morning,
    how do one package palm kernel shell for export?, what does it cost to export palm kernel shell. thank you.

  38. Basel Alhaffar on February 15, 2020 at 12:41 pm

    I am interested in importing palm oil from your country if possible
    Best regards

  39. Oki Isaac on December 30, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    I’m interested in exporting PKS but don’t no how to go about it but company registration is easy for me to do the rest I don’t have the idea

  40. Oloyede Oyewale on January 27, 2021 at 3:19 pm

    hello sir!
    i need a foreign export link for palm kernel

  41. Emeka Clifford Aningo on February 6, 2021 at 10:22 pm

    I just read your write up. It’s very educating. Thank you Afamefula. Pls I want to start sending Palm Oil to USA, I’d be glad if you drop your contact for further discussion. Thanks, Emeka.

  42. Comfort on April 7, 2021 at 12:45 pm

    I’m comfort omini, please if anyone need large quantity of palm oil to export I have enough good oil.

  43. hanstrup on December 25, 2021 at 9:54 pm

    anyone that can help me on palm oil,garri, and aso oke export
    I need buyers for it abroad

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