The African market for laboratory equipment has been playing a small role globally with only 2%. However, it is set for growth with more than 8% in 2015 and imports of more than $1,4bn. The greatest chances for companies supplying medical equipment are still in South Africa besides the north African countries. Also Nigeria is growing strongly with over 8,4% and imports of over 70 m worth of medical equipment in 2015. It is estimated that Nigeria will be one of the key markets in future and we strongly recommend to have a closer look at Nigeria at the moment besides difficult times.