Over 4,300 New Pure Water Products Registered By NAFDAC In 2017

By September 13, 2018Economy, Health

According to recently released data by the National Bureau of Statistics, over 4,355 packaged water products were registered in 2017. Packaged water was the most registered commodity by NAFDAC. Packaged water (popularly known as “pure water”) alone accounted for more than one-third of the total number of product registration applications. This is a 17% increase compared to the previous year 2016 where 2,623 packaged water products were registered.

Following packaged water was food with 2459 products registered, human drugs with 1972 products registered, cosmetics with 1231 products and herbal drugs with 348 products registered. These are the top 5 product categories with the highest number of product registrations.

The table below provides a detailed breakdown of imported and local products registered.

Product 2017
Food Imported 336
Local 2,123
Total 2,459
Package Water Imported 0
Local 4,355
Total 4,355
Human Drugs Imported 1,435
Local 537
Total 1,972
Cosmetics Imported 200
Local 1,031
Total 1,231
Herbal Drugs Imported 146
Local 202
Total 348
Medical Devices Imported 271
Local 17
Total 288
Biologicals/Vaccines Imported 45
Local 0
Total 45
Veterinary Imported 170
Local 139
Total 309
Pesticides Imported 200
Local 9
Total 209
Finished Chemical Imported 9
Local 15
Total 24
Grand Total 11,240

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