Current Prices of Building Materials in Nigeria

Current Prices of Building Materials in Nigeria (2019)

Are you gearing up for a building project and want to know the current prices of building materials in Nigeria? Look no further as this article is for you. It is pertinent to always have this information as it will also influence your budget. The information here applies to those who are looking to starting a building materials business. It also applies to the quantity surveyor trying to keep abreast of the Nigerian building materials market. The current prices of building materials in Nigeria seem to rise up by 2% from the year 2018.

There are certain factors that affect the cost of building materials in Nigeria, thus leading to variances in the prices across various suppliers. The factors that result in price variance of building materials include:

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Factors That Affect Prices of Building Materials in Nigeria

Location – This is a common factor that affects the prices of building materials in Nigeria. The price of materials in Ekiti state would definitely be cheaper than the price of materials in Lagos and Abuja respectively. This, however, doesn’t apply to all building materials in Nigeria, as nearness to wholesalers plays a huge role.

For example, if there are no cement factories/depots in Taraba state, it would take more cost to transport them from their point of production (e.g Ogun state). This extra cost would be borne by the end user.

Product Quality – Quality is also a factor that affects the prices of building materials in Nigeria. In choosing the right building material, quality should not be compromised. The price of quality materials vary from their cheap substitutes by far, sometimes double the price, other times far more or less. In the long run, you would get value for money when you purchase quality materials. Unfortunately for us in Nigeria, a large number of end users do not care about the quality of a product.

Brand – The brand name associated with a product also goes a long way in affecting the price of that product. The fact that a brand costs higher than another brand only goes to say that one brand has been in the business of producing quality products over the years and hence, can regulate its own price to be higher. However, it doesn’t downplay the quality of the other brands in competition.

Moving forward, the list below pertains to products manufactured both here in Nigeria, as well as imported products. They are readily available in the market and only vary in price, as a result of the factors explained above.

Current Cost of Building Materials in Nigeria 2019

Prices of Cement in Nigeria

Dangote Cement

50kg (1 bag) – Between NGN 2,500 – NGN 2,800

600 bags – From NGN 1,500,000

Elephant Cement

50kg (1 bag) – Between NGN 2,500 – NGN 2,700

600 bags – From NGN 1,450,000

Eagle Cement

50kg (1 bag) – From NGN 2,500

600 bags – From NGN 1,450,000

Other Brands of Cement (50kg)

Ibeto Cement – From NGN 1,500

Ashaka Cement – From NGN 1,550

Wapco Cement – From NGN 1,600

Sokoto Cement – From NGN 1,550

Prices of Steel Rods in Nigeria

25mm Steel Rod

1 piece – NGN 4,500 – NGN 4,800

1 ton (42 pieces) of 25 mm steel rod – NGN 180,000 – NGN 185,000

20mm Steel Rod

20 mm steel rod (1 piece) – NGN 2,600 – NGN 3, 000

1 ton (74 pieces) of 20 mm steel rod – NGN 180,000 – NGN 185,000

16mm Steel Rod

16 mm steel rod (1 piece) – NGN 1,500 – NGN 2,000

1 ton (120 pieces) of 16 mm steel rod – NGN 170,000 – NGN 174, 000

12mm Steel Rod

12 mm steel rod (1 piece)– NGN 1,100 – NGN 1,500

1 ton (176 pieces) of 12 mm steel rod – NGN 165,000 – NGN 170,000

10mm Steel Rod

1 whole length of 10 mm steel rod – NGN 1,000 – NGN 1,100

1 ton (185 pieces) of 10 mm steel rod- NGN 165,000 – NGN 167,000

8mm Steel Rod

8 mm steel rod, 1 piece – NGN 700 – NGN 850

1 ton (282 pieces) of 8 mm steel rod – NGN 165,000 – NGN 170,000

BRC MESH

20m (1 roll) of 4.0 mm BRC Mesh – NGN 17,000 – NGN 18,000

25m (1 roll) of 4.0 mm BRC Mesh – NGN 25,000 – NGN 27, 000

20m (1 roll) of 3.5 mm BRC Mesh – NGN 14,000 – NGN 15,000

BINDING WIRE

1 roll of stiff binding wire – NGN 6,000 – NGN 7,000

10 kg bundle of stiff binding wire – NGN 47,000 – NGN 48, 500

1 roll of flexible Binding wire – NGN 5,000 – NGN 5,800

10 kg bundle of flexible binding wire – NGN 45,000 – NGN 48,000

Cost of Granite in Nigeria

¾ Inch – Clean

20-tonne delivery – NGN 85,000 – NGN 95,000

30-tonne delivery – NGN 140,000 – NGN 155,000

½ Inch – Clean

20-tonne delivery – NGN 80,000 – NGN 90,000

30-tonne delivery – NGN 145,000 – NGN 155,000

¼ Inch – Clean

20-tonne delivery – NGN 70,000 – NGN 90,000

30-tonne delivery – NGN 140,000 – NGN 160,000

1 Inch – Clean

20-tonne delivery – NGN 85,000 – NGN 110,000

30-tonne delivery – NGN 160,000 – NGN 180,000

Granite (Stone dust) – Clean

20-tonne delivery – NGN 50,000 – NGN 60,000

30-tonne delivery – NGN 95,000 – NGN 105,000

Gravel (1¼ Inch) – Clean

7-tonne delivery – NGN 42,000

15-tonne delivery – NGN 65,000

Prices of Sand (Tipper) in Nigeria

Sharp Sand (High Silt %)

20-tonne delivery – NGN 42,000 – NGN 43,000

Sharp Sand (Moderate Silt %)

20-tonne delivery – NGN 40,000 – NGN 43,000

Sharp Sand (Low Silt %)

20-tonne delivery – NGN 35,000 – NGN 40,000

Smooth Plaster Sand (Very Fine Particles)

7-tonne delivery – NGN 22,000 – NGN 28,000

20-tonne delivery – NGN 44,000 – NGN 46,500

Smooth Plaster Sand (Fine Particles)

7-tonne delivery – NGN 18,000 – NGN 20,000

20-tonne delivery – NGN 38,500 – NGN 40,000

Smooth Plaster Sand (Very Saturated Particles/Sticky)

7-tonne delivery – NGN 25,000 – NGN 28,000

20-tonne delivery – NGN 48,000 – NGN 52,000

Prices of 6 inches and 9 inches Building Blocks in Nigeria

9 inches (225mm) Hollow Sandcrete Block

Vibrated (1 Nr.) – NGN 190

Hand  Mould (1 Nr.) – NGN 170

6 inches (150mm) Hollow Sandcrete Block

Vibrated (1 Nr.)- NGN 180

Hand  Mould (1 Nr.) – NGN 160

6 inches (150mm) Solid Sandcrete Block

Vibrated (1 Nr.) – NGN 210

Hand  Mould (1 Nr.) – NGN 190

5 inches (125mm) Solid Sandcrete Block

Vibrated (1 Nr.) – NGN 180

Hand  Mould (1 Nr.) – NGN 150

Prices of Laterite in Nigeria

Laterite (High Clay %, Red)

10-tonne delivery – NGN 12,000 – NGN 15,000

20 -tonne delivery – NGN 20,000 – NGN 23,000

Laterite (High Clay %, Yellowish – Brown)

10-tonne delivery – NGN 11,000 – NGN 12,000

20-tonne delivery – NGN 18,000 – NGN 20,000

Laterite (High Clay %, Dirty – White)

10-tonne delivery – NGN 9,000 – NGN 10,500

20-tonne delivery – NGN 19,000 – NGN 21,000

Laterite (Low Clay &, Red)

10-tonne delivery – NGN 9,000 – NGN 11,000

20-tonne delivery – NGN 18,000 – NGN 19,000

Laterite (Low Clay %, Yellowish – Brown)

10-tonne delivery – NGN 9,000 – NGN 11,000

20-tonne delivery – NGN 18,000 – NGN 19,000

Laterite (Low Clay %, Dirty – White)

10-tonne delivery – NGN 9,000 – NGN 10,500

20-tonne delivery – NGN 19,000 – NGN 21,000

Prices of Roofing Sheet in Nigeria

Stone-coated Roofing Sheets (0.55 mm Thick)

Shake design – NGN 3, 200 – NGN 3, 500 per square meter

Roman design – NGN 3,200 – NGN 3, 500 per square meter

Classic design – NGN 2, 900 – NGN 3, 200 per square meter

Shingle design – NGN 3,200 – NGN 3, 500 per square meter

Fibre Britment Roofing Sheets

Fibre britment roofing sheets – NGN 2,300 – NGN 2,500 per square meter

Step-tile Fibre britment roofing sheets – NGN 3,000 – NGN 4,000 per square meter

Swiss Roofing Sheet

Swiss roofing sheet – NGN 3, 000 – NGN 4, 000 per square meter

Aluminium Roofing Sheets

0.55 mm Thick

Metcoppo sheet – NGN 2,200 – NGN 2, 500 per square meter

Long span sheet – NGN 1,900 – NGN 2, 200 per square meter

Step tile sheet – NGN 2,100 – NGN 2, 500 per square meter

0.53 mm Thick

Metcoppo sheet – NGN 2,200 – NGN 2, 400 per square meter

Long span sheet – NGN 2,000 – NGN 2, 100 per square meter

Step tile sheet – NGN 2,200 – NGN 2, 350 per square meter

0.48 mm Thick

Metcoppo sheet – NGN 2,000 – NGN 2, 250 per square meter

Long span sheet – NGN 1,800 – NGN 2, 000 per square meter

Step tile sheet – NGN 2,000 – NGN 2, 200 per square meter

0.45 mm Thick

Metcoppo sheet – NGN 1,700 – NGN 1,900 per square meter

Long span sheet – NGN 1,500 – NGN 1,850 per square meter 

Step tile sheet – NGN 1,800 – NGN 1,900 per square meter 

Prices of Hardwood in Nigeria

3 × 4 – NGN 550 – NGN 650

2 × 2 – NGN 100 – NGN 200

3 × 2 – NGN 180 – NGN 250

2 × 4 – NGN 300 – NGN 400

5 × 2 – NGN 400 – NGN 500

2 × 6 – NGN 500 – NGN 600

Prices of Softwood in Nigeria

2 x 4 x 12 – NGN 200 – NGN 250

2 x 3 x 12 – NGN 100 – NGN 200

1 x 2 x 12 – NGN 400 – NGN 500

Prices of Plywood in Nigeria

Afara Plywood (1 Sheet)

Half (½)-inch – NGN 3, 000 – NGN 3,500

Quarter (¼)-inch – NGN 2, 000 – NGN 2,300

Three-Quarter (¾)-inch – NGN 5,000 – NGN 5,500

Obeche Plywood (1 Sheet)

Half (½)-inch – NGN 2,500 – NGN 3, 500

Quarter (¼)-inch – NGN 1,500 – NGN 2, 000

Three-Quarter (¾)-inch – NGN 4, 000 – NGN 4,500

Resin coated Plywood (1 Sheet)

Half (½)-inch – NGN 2,800 – NGN 3,000

Three-Quarter (¾)-inch – NGN 3,200 – NGN 3,500

Quarter (¼)-inch – NGN 2,500 – NGN 2,800

Veneer Plywood (1 Sheet)

Half (½)-inch – NGN 2,500 – NGN 3, 000

Quarter (¼)-inch – NGN 2,200 – NGN 2,500

Three-Quarter (¾)-inch – NGN 3,500 – NGN 4,000

Other Types Of Plywood In Nigeria (1 Sheet)

Quarter (¼)-inch mgs Plywood – NGN 1, 600 – NGN 2, 000

Three-Quarter (¾)-inch Marine Plywood – NGN 7,800 – NGN 8, 300


The price of the building materials written above is an average of the general cost, and these figures are from the survey taken in Lagos, Nigeria. These prices differ slightly across other states in the country but be rest assured you are not far off from the price margin written above.

As at the time of writing this article, the prices of building materials in Nigeria written above there is correct. This is to the best of my knowledge. However, as the economy fluctuates, these prices would also definitely go up or down as regards the economic outcome. Whenever there’s a change, be rest assured that this page would also be updated.

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