Nigerians Bemoan As Cement Price Hit N9500 In Retail Outlets Across Lagos

Date: 16-02-2024 8:11 am (3 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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The price of a 50kg bag of cement has soared to around N9500 in many retail outlets in Lagos further exacerbating the effects of inflation in the country. 

Checks by Nairametrics in many retail shops in Lagos reveals that since January, the price has risen from around N6,000 to N6,500 to over N9000 as of today. 

The sporadic rise in the price of the product has made some retailers halt selling fearing they might see increased prices in the near future. 

What retailers are saying

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A cement retailer in Ikorodu who wished to remain anonymous told Nairametrics that he has stopped selling since this Monday and still waiting for his distributor to provide the current price. 

He stated, “I stopped selling around Monday, my distributor has not given me new market price. She told me to wait for now.”

Another retailer lamented about the increase in the price on sales stating that there has been a significant drop in sales since January when the volatility in cement prices began. 

According to her, “January and February is our peak sales period but everywhere is just quiet. N9000 for a bag of cement is too expensive and would discourage people from starting any project.” 

BUA’s N3,500 per bag mere lip service

The increase in the price of cement cuts across major cement producers in Nigeria- Dangote cement on the average sold for N9,500. On the other hand, BUA cement retailed for N9,000 while some shops sold Elephant cement for N9,500. 

Of particular interest is the increase in the price of BUA cement whose Chairman, Abdulsamad Rabiu had stated that the company will peg the price of BUA cement at N3,500 after a meeting with President Tinubu in October. 

The increase in the price of cement syncs with a projection by Cardinal stone that stated that the price of cement will stay high in 2024 due to producers increased operational cost. 

In its financial report for Q3, 2023, Dangote cement recorded an increase of 33% in operation expenses when compared to the previous year. 

FG’s use of concrete for road construction

An earlier statement by the Cement Producers Association of Nigeria had warned that cement prices may hit N9,000 from around N5000 then over the federal government’s insistence on building roads with concrete.

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