Rice is a common staple across the world. Most peoples and cultures of the world eat rice as an everyday, regular type of meal. It is a cereal grain and is harvested as a seed of the grass species scientifically known as Oryza sativa. In Nigeria, rice is not only a daily meal that can be taken anywhere and anytime, but it is also a ceremonial food; it is a common feature at parties and ceremonies, including birthdays, marriages, naming ceremonies, and burials. But just how much is a bag of rice in Nigeria?
Some of the ways rice is prepared in Nigeria are Jollof, white rice, fried rice, Banga rice, coconut rice, and so on. Rice is packed in sacks of different sizes which include 50kgs, 25kgs, 10kgs, and even 5kgs. These go for different prices and are dependent on the brand, colour, and quality of the produce. For as long as memory can search, the price of rice in Nigeria has always fluctuated. This fluctuation can be seasonal or can be a result of exchange rates (at the time Nigeria was still a major importer of rice). Things are quite different today, but rice is still not as cheap as Nigerians want it to be.
With the current ban on rice importation in Nigeria and the rapid growth of rice farming in states like Kebbi, the price of rice has become somewhat bearable, but Nigerians keep wondering why rice cannot be as affordable as a basic meal can be. What is the true situation of rice in Nigeria? How much does it cost? Let’s first take a general outlook on what the situation is all over the world.
Current Prices of Rice in Nigeria
Below are the current prices of rice in Nigerian markets across the geopolitical zones in the country. These prices are for those who are not particular about the brand per se.
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Abuja == N30,000 – N35,000
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Lagos == N32,000 – N35,000
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Jos, Plateau State == N31,500 – N35,000
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Ilorin, Kwara State == N32,000 – N35,000
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Ibadan, Oyo State == N33,000 – N35,500
- Rice (50kg bag) price in Port Harcourt, Rivers State == N33,000 – N35,000
- Rice (25kg bag) price in Lagos == N16,000 – N18,000
- Rice (25kg bag) price in Sokoto, Sokoto State == N15,500 – N17,500
- Rice (100kg bag) price in Sokoto, Sokoto State == N60,000 – N70,000
We cannot explore the price of rice in Nigeria without considering the different brands that used to be available in the Nigerian market. These brands, which are produced by several countries across the world, dominated the Nigerian market for a long time. They include Mama Gold, Stallion, Caprice, Rice Master, Royal Stallion, and so on. Today, many of these brands still exist in the market at the following prices.
Price of Ofada Rice in Nigeria
Named after Ofada town in Ogun state, Nigerian brown rice is a commonly grown rice species in the area and some other parts of the country. It is amazing because sometimes, the rice is treated as a luxury commodity, available in choice restaurants and bars across the country.
- Ofada rice (1kg) == N2,050 – N3,000
- Ofada rice (5kg) == N7,000 – N10,000
Prices of Mama Gold Rice in Nigeria
Mama Gold rice is a popular brand of rice in Nigeria and for very good reasons. It is a superior quality Thai-parboiled rice that contains very little starch content. Many Nigerians call it special rice for this reason, as it is easy to cook; you don’t have to spend too much time parboiling all over again. It comes in different sizes and prices accordingly. This rice is available in several markets across the country, including the popular Daleko market in Lagos.
- Mama Gold 50kg Rice – N37,400 to N45,000 (depending on the market)
Prices of Royal Stallion Rice in Nigeria
This rice is marketed by the Stallion Group of Companies, marketers of other Stallion-branded products, including several food items, automobiles, and household items. Stallion rice is one of the world-leading rice brands, with rice from reputable countries such as Thailand, Vietnam, India, Brazil, and the United States of America. It offers a quality variety of rice and little wonder it is a well-sought-after brand in the country.
- Royal Stallion 50kg Rice – N40,000 to N50,000 (depending on the market)
- Royal Stallion 25kg Rice – N18,000 – N25,000 (depending on the market)
Prices of Rice Master Rice in Nigeria
Rice Master Rice is another known quality brand that has dominated the market for some time and given satisfaction to our taste buds. It is a well-parboiled and tasty blend of rice with a unique flavour and colour. It is available in major markets across the nation at a reasonably competitive price too.
- Rice Master 50kg Rice – N30,000 to N40,000 (depending on the market)
- Rice Master 25kg Rice – N15,000 to N20,000 (depending on the market)
Prices of Caprice in Nigeria
Caprice is another popular household name in Nigeria. In fact, it is one brand that you’re likely to see everywhere you look in the country. Along with Mama Gold and Stallion, it stands tall as one of the most popular rice brands in the country. It has been one of the cheapest brands as well for some time. Let’s now see how much this rice currently sells in the Nigerian market.
- Caprice 50kg Rice – N35,500 to N42,000
- Caprice 25kg Rice – N15,000 to N21,800
Prices of Other Rice Brands in Nigeria
Falcon Rice: This is a medium, long, and whole grain rice that is produced in the United States. It is not a commonly eaten specie but is growing in popularity, especially among Nigerians who have spent some time in the USA and elsewhere.
- Price (25kg) – N15,000 to N20,000
Basmati Rice: Basmati Rice is another brand that is fast growing in popularity. Many say it is low in sugar and is, therefore, the choice rice for many weight-watching ladies, and maybe men too. Basmati rice comes in its own unique packs and is available in several supermarkets across the country.
- Price (5kg) – N8,000 to N15,000
The Global Rice Market
The world’s largest producer of rice is China. With a population of about N1.5 billion people, you can imagine what the market is like. Oddly, China is not the world’s biggest exporter of rice. Even though the country produces about 30% of the world’s rice, it is not a known exporter of the product. The country is also the world’s biggest consumer of rice.
The world’s largest exporter of rice is Thailand. As part of the world’s top 6 producers of rice, it exports 30% of the global rice export figures and is slightly followed by Vietnam, India, and the United States. Nigeria is nowhere near any of these indices as of yet. However, the country is a major consumer of rice. According to data from the Rice Farmers Association of Nigeria (RIFAN), rice consumption in Nigeria is currently around 7.9 million tons, while the country produces about 5.8 million tons annually.
The figures have indeed been troubling. Between 2011 and 2015, the country imported more than 17 million tons of rice. In 2016 alone, 2.3million tons were imported to partly cater to the 5.2 million tons consumed that year. An estimated $5 million is spent on rice shipment per day in Nigeria, and the commodity accounted for about 1.25% of the country’s 2017 budget. The situation has improved a lot since 2017, and the Nigerian government promises a new lease of life for both rice farmers and eaters.
These are the prices of the various products of rice in the country as of the date this article was written. You should continue checking this space for an update on these prices and prices of other commodities in Nigeria.
PRICES LAST UPDATED: OCTOBER 16, 2022.
See Prices of Foodstuff in Nigeria
- Knorr Maggi Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- 25 Liters Palm Oil Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Golden Morn Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Domino’s Pizza Menu & Price List in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Croaker Fish Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Kings Oil Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Mamador Vegetable Oil Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Frozen Chicken Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Cold Stone Ice Cream Price List in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Prices of Rice in Nigeria per Bag (June 2023)
- Peak Milk Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Dangote Spaghetti Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Pepsi Wholesale Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Canola Oil Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Golden Penny Noodles Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Dangote Sugar Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Ketchup Prices in Nigeria (2023)
- Titus Sardine Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Basmati Rice Price in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Current Prices of Commodities in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Prices of Coconut Oil in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Cocoa Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Milo Price List in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Tomato Paste Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Shawarma Machine Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Golden Penny Spaghetti Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Frozen Turkey Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Spaghetti Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Green Coffee Price in Nigeria (June 2023)
- M&M Chocolate Price in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Current Prices of Palm Oil in Nigeria Today (June 2023)
- Cupcake Price List in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Titus Fish Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Whipping Cream Price in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Kings Vegetable Oil Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Cake Turntable Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Shoprite Nigeria Price List (June 2023)
- Cakes and Cream Price List (June 2023)
- Panla Fish Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Five Alive Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Green Coffee Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- St. Louis Sugar Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Groundnut Prices in Nigeria – Per KG & Ton (June 2023)
- Mackerel Fish Carton Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Prices of Onions in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Price of Carton of Apple in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Chikki Noodles Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
- Biscuit Carton Prices in Nigeria (June)
- 25 Liters Vegetable Oil Prices in Nigeria (June 2023)
Haw abaut Maiduguri, ineed 10bags
How can I order for one bag of 50kg cap rice?please response asap
I can get it for you at 16k amd will deliver to your doorstep if you are in lagos
Hello Samuel, how much can I get a bag of rice CAP RICE, MAMA GOLD AND ROYAL STALLION. and you will get it delivered to me at Asaba Delta state.
And also for local foreign UMZA.
I’m into sales and is needed urgently
How about bayelsa? I need 15bags
how much discount can I get on 10bags. because I want to sell it too.
What about in owerri,can I get it there
Can you get me a bag of rice at Ikorodu?
Please I need it
Please, Samuel. I am interested in this.
Ok I need 2 bags at ikotun bust stop ,pls
I need 20bags of caprice in Port Harcourt, how can I get it?
What date did you post these requests?
THANK SO MUCH FOR THIS ARTICLE
I WANT ABOUT 60 BAGS HOW MUCH WILL EACH BAG COST?
Where is your location?
It depends on the type you want and your location sir.
Within Lagos you can get for 14k
I need 80 bag of rice, how much will a bag cost…..I need it urgently
which type do you want and where do u want it to be delivered?
Please WhatsApp this number 08066023722 or check the company Instagram @meema_foods or @dambzit they have very good and quality rice
all na no da current ma na update all dis site
Where is your location
I need about 30 bags of 50 kg of rice how much would one cost.
I want to be constantly updated weekly on the current prices of rice in Nigeria and where I can always get large quantity of it without stress.
I want to start up rice business here in Owerri Into state. Please how do I order from Ibadan or Lagos. How much will it cost me for transportation
good day IZUCHUKWU , HOW MUCH IS RICE THERE IN OWERRI. AM LOOKING FOR PARTNERSHIP IN OWEERI TO SHIP RICE TO IN BAGS .
I want to start rice business and graundnut oil,pls how do I order from Ibadan or Lagos to ife?
I need 100 bags of Caprice
Contact me with +2347038303434
It is perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I want to suggest you few interesting things or tips. Maybe you can write next articles referring to this article. I desire to read even more things about it!
how much for 1 bag of rice of mama gold rice i stay in lagos
i need 50 bags of caprice,how much will a bag cost?i base in portharcourt.
Please good day please I need to start up a rice business for my wife and I really need to know the price so that I can put all my calculations together. Please thank. I need 50kg -12begs and 25kg like 40begs.
I about to import rice to nigeria and want to the type that best sell currently I talking to an exporter about long grain but I also been advised that parboiled rice most common place
I am in need of rice in large quantity ranging from 10 trucks and above for a very affordable price.
Where can I buy with wholesale sales price of all the product listed above.
Good evening, please,I want to start a rice business. Please how much is 50kg of rice
please i need about 600 hundred bags…which is 1 trailer load…how much is 1 bag?
I want to start up a rice business
here in Abuja how much for 20bags of falcon rice
can you deliver 50 bags of rice to me am in bayelsa state how much will it cost
I need upto 70 bags how much last from Abuja
Can deliver to you ASAP. Very good quality and affordable
I need one bag of rice, MAMA GOLD, CAP RICE, ROYAL STALLION and UMZA LOCAL FOREIGN.
how much and I need it delivered to me at Asaba Delta state.
Note: I’m into sales also.
I love this page so much thank you all
I need 20 bags of caprice, how much and how much is the logistics from Lagos to port Harcourt.
Buy local rice brands.
please how do I become a rice distributor,am in lagos Ikorodu
Pls, at what rate can I get 50 bags of rice ( mixed brands), to be delivered in Umuahia? Kindly respond asap pls.
I need about 15bags to bayelsa cap rice
Pls leave caprice and buy local rice brands.
Pls guys there’s no MAMA GOLD, CAPRICE, STALLION, etc. in Nigeria anymore. What the market people do is to buy the local rice and then re-bag them into rice bags branded with these names so as to sell it for the highest possible price. I’ve been in the rice business for a while so I know. Pls buy the local rice brands so as to stop this deceitful act by market people. Reject these big brand name rice cuz they are all local rice transferred into the bags and sold for 30k instead of 15-20k.
idiot, mugu who ask you
bastard, a very big poor snitch
I need Nigeria grown rice, short grains. how much per bag.
Please I need like 20 bags of local rice from Gboko main market to Port Harcourt. How much will it cost me both with the logistics. Thanks as I await your response.
Do you do wholesale for organizations that help kids go to school
please reply asap
Pls I need 100 bags of neat local rice
Pls I want to start rice business. I need supply. what will be the transportation cost?
Pls I want to start rice business in Ondo town, Ondo state. I need supply. what will be the transportation cost?
Please can I get a 25kg stallion rice at oke IRA nla, Ajah.
Please how do I contact you i need the Benue rice about 10 bags
Can I buy 100 bags of Local Rice which is 100% stone free from the Mill. What is the possibility on using my own brand name to sell the rice? Iam looking to get this from Benue, Kogi, Nassarawa or Kano
What is your current price for 50kg of local rice. I need 250 bags. And what’s your mobile number? It’s urgent
I need neat local rice for charity food distribution business across the country please give me reasonable price ,Thanks you
I am interested in buy quality Nigerian rice, please signpost me to genuine wholesalers and distributors, Thank you
I can supply premium quality rice to pick up in surulere lagos or you can arrange delivery any where in Nigeria
Please can someone help me with a number to get brown rice in large quantities not the sachet of 5kg sold online. Thanks
Pls I need to buy local rice
free stone howw can I get it ,I live in Delta State
Please I need 1bag of foreign rice,1bag of mama choice and 1bag of ofada rice in ondo state…ikare precisely…how can I get it
Please I need mama gold rice supplier at wholesale price
Hello how much is a bag of UMZA local rice 50kg?
Hello good day please am interested in your rice please I need more information about it and your contact okay thanks
How do I get Umza or premium rice in Delta state. Plz