The prices of cement in Nigeria cannot be predictable, as so many factors affect the stability of the product. However, in recent years, cement has been the most stable in price, among the most important building materials in Nigeria. In other to know the prices of cement in Nigeria, one needs to be specific on the type of cement needed. There are various types of cement available for building construction as listed below.
Various Types of Cement in Nigeria
Ordinary Portland Cement(OPC)
This is the most commonly available type of cement in Nigeria as it is used for everyday construction activities. It is suitable for all general construction. It is also the most widely produced as it is used in the production of concrete. Furthermore, it is also used in mortars (mixing with sand and water only), for plasters and screeds.
As regards building structures in Nigeria, the is the go-to cement for most building projects. Given this, take a look at the current prices of this type of cement in Nigeria.
Prices of Cement in Nigeria 2022 (Updated)
- 50kg (1 bag) – Between NGN 2,850 – NGN 4,600
- 600 bags – From NGN 2,165,000
- 50kg (1 bag) – Between NGN 2,800 – NGN 3,800
- 600 bags – From NGN 1,680,000
Other types of Cement in Nigeria
The other types of cement used in the Nigerian built environment are listed below.
Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC)
When you are looking for a concrete surface prone to chemical attacks as a result of activities within a space, this is your go-to cement. PPC is a mixture of Portland cement and grounded pozzolanic clinker, hence the name. It is suitable for marine works, sewage works, and all works associated with water.
Rapid Hardening Cement
The rapid hardening cement has the ability to attain a high strength within a short lead time, unlike the ordinary Portland cement. It contains increased lime content and finer ground particles, which gives greater strength development than OPC at an early stage. This increases the construction rate, as formwork can be removed earlier. It is used mainly in road construction works, as well as prefabricated works.
It is a type of ordinary Portland cement, prepared from raw materials free from Iron oxide. It is usually white in color and more expensive than OPC. White cement is used for precast curtain walls, facing panels, terrazzo surfaces, etc.
Furthermore, it is used for interior and exterior decorative works. Works such as external renderings of buildings, facing slabs, floorings, ornamental concrete products, paths of gardens, swimming pools, etc.
The rest of the cement types in use around the globe include the following:
- Low Heat Cement
- Sulfates Resisting Cement
- Blast Furnace Slag Cement
- High Alumina Cement
- Colored cement
- Hydrographic cement
- Expansive Cement
- Air Entraining Cement
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