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Price of Charcoal Per ton, kg in Nigeria 2024

Price of Charcoal Per ton, kg in Nigeria 2024

Charcoal prices in Nigeria is heavily dependent on the wood type. There are Ayin, Acarcia trees etc. Charcoals produced with hardwoods (Ayin) is more expensive than the ones produced with softwoods. There are different types of charcoal produced in Nigeria both locally and industrially. For export purposes, charcoal is being packaged in 25kg bags which is the international export standard.

However, some buyers may demand you package them in 10 kg and 5 kg sacks. A 40 ft container of charcoal contains about 21 tons of charcoal. If packaged in 25 kg bags, a ton of charcoal contains 40 bags. A 40 ft container carries 840 bags of 21 kg bags which is equivalent to 21 tons. A sack of unprocessed charcoal (bush bag) costs ₦4,000 naira while a sack of processed charcoal costs ₦7,000 naira. The weight of unprocessed charcoal bag ranges between 50 to 70 kg.

There are also briquette charcoals. Briquettes are only produced industrially and are produced from charcoal powders. Briquette charcoals are the most expensive charcoal types in the world today.

Types/Grades of Charcoal

Various types are determined by their various sizes. Below are the three main types of charcoals produced locally and industrially.

  1. Restaurant Grade Charcoal
  2. Barbeque Charcoal (BBQ)
  3. Shisha Charcoal
  4. Briquette charcoal

Restaurant grade charcoal is the charcoal that is 4 mm and above. It can be produced both locally and industrially.

Barbeque charcoal is the charcoal that is less than 4mm in size. This type of charcoal can also be produced both locally and industrially.

Shisha charcoals are charcoals that is cylindrical in shape. Only hardwoods (ayin) can effectively form shisha. Shisha are very difficult to produce locally. It’s always been produced industrially.

Price of Charcoal per ton in Nigeria

Charcoal Type Wood type Price per Ton
Restaurant Grade Hardwood (Ayin) ₦120,000
Restaurant Grade Softwood ₦80,000
Barbeque (BBQ) Hardwood (Ayin) ₦60,000
Barbeque (BBQ) Softwood ₦40,000
Shisha Hardwood (Ayin) ₦195,000

Price of Charcoal per Bag in Nigeria

Charcoal Type Wood type Price per 25 kg Bag
Restaurant Grade Hardwood (Ayin) ₦5000
Restaurant Grade Softwood ₦2000
Barbeque (BBQ) Hardwood (Ayin) ₦1,500
Barbeque (BBQ) Softwood ₦1000
Shisha Hardwood (Ayin) ₦9000

International Prices of Charcoal per ton (FOB)

Charcoal Type Wood type Price per Ton
Restaurant Grade Hardwood (Ayin) $400
Restaurant Grade Softwood $350
Barbeque (BBQ) Hardwood (Ayin) $250
Barbeque (BBQ) Softwood $170
Shisha Hardwood (Ayin) $600

Local Production of Charcoal

Charcoal production is one of the most lucrative businesses anyone can think of venturing into in Nigeria today. This is because charcoal can be produced locally at a cheap rate (if you have wood readily available) it all requires personal labour with natural and freely gotten equipments and everything will get done without spending a much.

The equipments used for local production of charcoal includes;

  1. Shovel
  2. Sand
  3. Leaves

The local production of charcoal has advantages and disadvantages. The advantages includes

  1. Produces high-quality charcoals.
  2. Gives room for temperature regulations during production.
  3. It is cost effective.
  4. Only requires buying of Trees (If you do not have one).
  5. Equipments used for productionc be obtained free.
  6. Helps the farmer to maximize profits.

The disadvantages of local production of charcoal includes

  1. It is very laborious.
  2. Temperature cannot be effectively regulated during production.
  3. Produces limited kinds of charcoal. e.g it cannot produce Shisha charcoal.

Steps in Local Production of Charcoal

Below are the highlighted steps in locally producing charcoal in Nigeria.

  • Dig a hole of about 2 ft deep and 8 ft wide depending on the quantity of wood you’re using for production
  • Cut the woods into short logs of at least 1 ft or more.
  • Cover the bottom and sides of the dug hole with green leaves. It serves insulation.
  • Put the cut logs into the dug hole, it Should be arranged to take the shape of a cone.
  • Properly cover all the woods with green leaves.
  • Then cover everywhere with sand. It should be airtight.
  • Slightly open a very small place where you’ll ignite fire with fuel.
  • Always make sure you check that the fire doesn’t quench.
  • After 4 days, your Charcoal should be ready.

The writer of this post is based in Lagos and supplies Charcoal in wholesale quantities to consumers. Give him a feedback comment and he will get back to you. Only serious dealers should get in touch. No middleman should contact him please.

Originally posted 2022-12-20 09:21:57.

Comments (84)

  1. I am about starting a charcoal export business, I need to discuss a thing or two with you

  2. Thank you for this good write up, I’m starting my charcoal production and distribution but distribution is what am planning now have done market survey please are you selling the same price with oloko instead of traveling down to iseyin or other places to purchase? I can buy in bulk from you

    • I have ayin wood about 15 torns and other hard wood mixed 35 torns let’s talk more on WhatsApp+2349060405167

      • Hello,

        Can you reach out to me concerning the prices of your Ayin and Hardwood charcoal per ton?

        Expecting your reply.

  3. Hello
    I’m about to start a charcoal supplies, can you kindly direct me to a dealer in Lagos, Ogun or it’s environment.
    Thank you

  4. Thank you for the education, it is quite interesting and well treated. I need suppliers of Hardwood(Ayin) charcoal, Barbeque (Ayin) hardwood, Restaurant hardwood charcoal (30mm), zero moisture and Shisha(Hardwood Charcoal urgently. Contact me through my phone and email address as stated below.

  5. Hello,

    This was so elaborate, I have been looking forward on how to go into import to Canada but don’t have the right knowledge before I found this post. Kindly reach out to me through my email and phone number below to see how I can get started.

  6. Adelagun Adeoluwa

    This is a wonderful piece.

    We are looking for where to purchase charcoal in large quantities for our smoking oven.

    • Adegboyega oluwaseun

      U can contact me for large quantities of charcoal

      • Mutual Prosperity

        I urgently require about 1,000 tons of pure HARDWOOD AYIN CHARCOAL from local sellers, I can also in bits of 20 tons per supply.

        If youre a processor or run a verifiable Depot, kindly call/WhatsApp me on +2348067672343.

        Thank you

      • I have charcoal ready for supply

        WhatsApp/call 2348105385378

    • Afeez Ayinde Rufai

      I have ayin wood about 15 torns and other hard wood mixed 35 torns let’s talk more on WhatsApp+2349060405167

      • Hello,

        Can you reach out to me concerning the prices of your Ayin and Hardwood charcoal per ton?

        Expecting your reply.

  7. Aderinsoye oluwole seun

    we have large hardwood (ayin) but looking for where to supply in large quantity

  8. We have charcoal in larger quantity any interested buyer should please reach us in the number or e-mail attached, thanks.

  9. Nice write up! Very clear and precise. I’m interested in charcoal export business and I am based in Abuja. Please contact me via email as I am unable to get your contact details here.


  11. Rotimi ogunsanmi

    Dear sir or Madam,
    I am interested in doing business with you.
    i am an entrepreneur. Find
    positive keys Agricultural Firm

  12. This dry season want to start mining charcoal in our forest here in Delta State can you connect me to a buyer

  13. Cool Expo Vine Ltd

    This publication is worthwhile. Please communicate with me on Gmail address below 1. how much I can supply ayin charcoal to you and 2. do you pay cash on delivery? My Gmail is [email protected]. Pls advice me of your minimum qty and maximum qty now. How often can I supply you? My products are restaurant grade from ayin unprocessed. However, I understand and can produce upgraded or processed export and bagged quality of 25 kg with brand name before shipping as you explain. Pls I expect yr mail. You can call me on 08056697129, 08056168624(whatshap). Pls I register this company for this export but needs a guide and will cooperate with you to achieve fast jointly if need be. If Otherwise, share your vision too. I just retired as an accountant with Indomie and this great experience of 3 decades can be useful for all of us. Do you also export?If not, Is it part of your ambition or not? Segun Ariremako,MBA,BSC Acctg Ife

  14. Pls am interested especially in the process of making the charcoal and also exporting pls I need your contact.

  15. I need an official offer for 100 tones in jordan


  17. If you need charcoal,Ayin wood and shear wood from saki, Oyo 07011983507.

  18. Wow! Thanks I’m also a producer and supplier. I need buyers all are ayin hard wood. Interested should call me 07086962911

  19. Adewunmi Adeniran

    wow great write up really interesting pls can I av ur contact I will like to know more about the business I really want to invest in the exporting aspects of the business

  20. Thanks for this intuitive stuff… Pls I want to buy charcoal for export and it’s very urgent.. I will want you to contact me as soon as possible.

  21. Akomolafe Abisoye

    Kindly message me sir/ma
    Or send me your number do love to do business/bargain with you

  22. Thank you for your information.I want to buy charcoal in bulk.Do you supply to Asaba,Delta State?If you do please contact me.07037049859

  23. Good one, for those who need charcoal to be supplied to Lagos State Nigeria may contact me directly on [email protected]


    Who wants to sell ayin charcoal for shisha at a good price, please contact me on this number 09067212630 WhatsApp.

  25. Good day,
    I can supply you with all kind of charcoal types, have been in the business for the past 5 years now and it’s worth doing if you have the patience.
    You can call or whatapp me anytime – 08088068444


  26. Teryila Patrick Ortaver

    Sir, I have 200 bags of hardwood Charcoals, and i can supply more. I reside in Gwer West LGA Benue state. if you buy in large quantity and pay cash, then you call or contact me via whatapp – 08123277054.


  27. We supply all kinds of charcoal nationwide, strictly for bulk buyers kindly contact us via WhatsApp on 07032332221

  28. Want to invest in this business

  29. Lifting Lives Organic Charcoal Briquette

    We produced purely organic charcoal briquettes which are very hard, produces high heat, also burns longer than any type of charcoal, does not smoke in the course of burning and is completely odorless. Very effective for all kinds of domestic and industrial use and also very efficient for poultry farms. We have the capacity to supply any quantity to any destination, both home and abroad. For more information, please contact us on 07019126747/07086171896

  30. Pls I need 10bags of charcoal in ibadan pls whatsapp me on 08184966156. Or mail me [email protected].

  31. Oluwagbenga Adesope

    Dear Sir,
    Our company”Golden Hope Shipping & Logistics Ltd “. We have just received order from spain for supplying of charcoal. Please what is government saying about the ban on exportation of charcoal now.
    Please can you produce exportable quality and the grade as well as the price per grade.
    I will be happy to hear from you as a matter of urgency.


    • Goodday,

      Do you supply charcoal and other agricultural products?

      We are exporters of Charcoal and ginger too. Can we collaborate to export?

  32. I need to be an under study to someone in order to know about this business more…. Thank you


    Nice business analysis brother.
    Please kindly reply back to my provided email address for charcoal business discussion.
    Thanks I wait your response soon

  34. John Onyekwere

    Thanks for your update,I’m John Onyekwere I want to start the Charcoal business please let me know more,

  35. John Onyekwere

    Dear please I want to know more

  36. Please I want to start charcoal business in my area in Lagos, please where do I get charcoal in large quantities to resell.


    Shacoal is available to sell in large quantities, if u are interested contact me, 07068985627

  38. Thank you for this write-up. It’s quite educative. I have access to lots of charcoal and would like to start the business, both locally and internationally. Kindly reach out to me so we can talk. Thanks again

  39. You can contact me for your processed ayin, shashi charcoal. In Nigeria. We have in quantity now. +2347086962911

  40. I will really like to go into the business,is der anyone one around Ogun state I can I buy frm

  41. Hello,

    Just came across your website. Very insightful.

    Can see you are a supplier, we also supply.

    We’d like to discuss with you on how we can get on this together, perhaps we can meet huge demands.

    We’d appreciate if you get in touch.

    Standing by.


  42. Hello,

    Please contact us via WhatsApp if you need us to supply Charcoal to you anywhere in Nigeria in large quantities:

    – 08094310145
    [email protected]


  43. Joseph Omotehinse


    Thanks for an insightful post.

    I have a business partner in Turkey who wants a large supply of Charcoal but he’s concerned if it can be exported from Nigeria. If it can then please reach out to me 08069208802.

  44. Hi guys , thanks for this post pls how much is the ayin charcoal per ton at moment ( I’m trying to convince my boss to venture into this biz).I need response ASAP

  45. Great info. I’m a supplier of charcoal (ayin, idi) in large quantity. Interested buyer can get in touch via mobile or email. [email protected] +2348144488132

  46. Thank you for this clear information. Pls I am about starting a charcoal business with a friend. We need guidance on how to go about it. I.e where to buy from. We already have companies to supply to.

  47. Good Evening!
    Thanks for the Highlight…
    I want to venture into charcoal business both Local and foreign type of Charcoal .

    How do I go about it?

  48. Good day,
    Thanks for the post.
    Communicate to me how to start
    [email protected]

  49. John Paul Eselebor

    Pls l need suppliers of hardwood charcoal that can deliver to Lagos in large Quantity urgently

  50. Adeoye Ademola Peter

    Hello, Mr John Paul. I’m pleased to inform you that we can supply your charcoal within a few days and we assure you of quality product and services.
    For more enquires, kindly send us an email : [email protected]
    Or call/ WhatsApp: 07058083437

  51. This right up is so helpful and I’m indeed happy for coming across this. Pls I would like to discuss about this charcoal business with you coz it’s long that I’ve been seeking knowledge on how to start. Reach me via WhatsApp through this line 08161223209

  52. Please I need your contact for bulk purchase of charcoal of variuos types. Again, has federal govt lifted the ban on charcoal exports

  53. I need a reliable suppiler at a good or competitive price.

    Kindly contact on 08157851278

    [email protected] or [email protected].

  54. Nice article. We call supply from Akure area to anywhere in large quantity.

  55. We can supply you briquettes charcoal from Akure to anywhere if you agree paying cash.

  56. I am into charcoal business and I am looking for buyers of brequites charcoal and unprocessed charcoal. Pls mail me [email protected]

    • Hello,

      Please can you supply large amount of charcoal, Ayin, coconut and hardwood charcoal?

      Please reachout.



  58. Genabeth coal biz

    I’m in Oyo state, I deal with supplying of charcoal, where do you stay in Lagos so I can supply you? Call me let’s talk business.

  59. Please, where can I get a company to buy my Charchoal around abuja and its environs, I stay in Jos. Thank you.

  60. Kolawole Adetunmibi

    Am interested in agro products marketing so I need an ideas on charcoal, bitter kola,kola nut, Shea butter cocoa powder.

    Solid Minerals.

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