Cost of Setting Up a Toilet Paper/Tissue Manufacturing Factory in Nigeria

In this article, we are going to find out the cost of setting up a toilet paper manufacturing factory in Nigeria and the necessary equipment needed.

At the end of this article, you will be able to know the cost of setting up a toilet paper manufacturing factory in Nigeria.

Additionally, you will also know the necessary equipment needed for the production, the profit in toilet paper manufacturing business and many more.

So you wish to know the cost of setting up a tissue paper production factory in Nigeria in 2021 and the amount you will need to start, right? If so, then here we go:

Raw Materials Needed for Toilet Paper Production

Toilet papers are made from new or “virgin” paper. This involves the  combination of softwood and hardwood trees.

The most common softwood trees used include Southern pines and Douglas firs. Such trees have a long fibers that wrap around each other to give the paper strength.

Meanwhile, the most common hardwood trees used include gum, maple and oak. Such trees have shorter fibers and they are used to produce softer paper.

The raw materials used for the production of toilet paper is approximately 70% of hardwood and 30% of softwood.

Other raw materials used in the manufacturing of toilet tissue include Water and Chemicals.

Chemicals (used to break down the trees into usable fiber and bleaches)

Toilet paper production factory that produce tissue paper from recycled products use ozone, oxygen, peroxide and sodium hydroxide to whiten the paper.

See Also: Cost of Starting a Car Wash Business in Nigeria

Almost tissue papers in Nigeria are primarily produced from Jumbo rolls. You can buy Jumbo rolls from direct dealers in Lagos, Nigeria.

How Much Does it Cost to Start a Paper Factory in Nigeria?

Small Toilet Paper Factory: Starting a small scale toilet paper manufacturing company will cost between Six Hundred Thousand Naira (N600,000) to Eight Hundred Thousand Naira (N800,000).

Medium Tissue Paper Production Factory: Starting a medium tissue roll manufacturing factory will cost between Nine Hundred Thousand Naira (N900,000) to 1.5 million Naira (N800,000).

Large Tissue Paper Production Factory: Setting up a large toilet paper manufacturing company in Nigeria will cost between Two Million (N2,000,000) to as much as required, let’s say 10 Million Naira(N10,000,000) depending on what you want.

Note: It will cost you some money to construct a standard paper manufacturing factory.

Estimatedly, you may spend as much as One Million Naira (N1,000,000) to set up a standard paper mill building excluding land and machines.

Other major expenses will then go for buying the required machines which may include:

  • Toilet Paper Roll Rewinding Machine
  • Toilet Roll Cutting Machine
  • Toilet Paper Sealing Machine
  • Automated Packaging machine

But we advise you to start by renting a place to start with and also start by using the Jumbo rolls as your raw material to produce your own tissue.

Profit in Toilet Paper Business in Nigeria

Starting tissue paper business in Nigeria is a good choice because Toilet paper manufacturing is very profitable in Nigeria.

Tissue roll is one of the most purchased sort of paper in Nigeria. The rate at which people buy tissue papers in Nigeria is very high.

The profit one can make from a toilet paper manufacturing business especially in Nigeria, can be estimated as follows:

Profit in a Small Toilet Paper Factory:

small scale toilet paper production factory can make between One Hundred Thousand Naira (N100,000) to Two Hundred Thousand Naira (N200,000) monthly profit after all expenses.

Profit in a Medium Tissue Paper Production Factory:

A medium toilet paper factory owner can make between Two Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N250,000) to Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N350,000) monthly profit after all expenses.

Profit in a Large Tissue Paper Production Factory:

A large scale toilet tissue owner can make between Five Hundred Thousand Naira (N500,000) to One Million Naira (N1,000,000) or above, monthly profit.


The above profits are estimated. You can make as less as possible or as much as possible from toilet paper business, depending on your business strategies.

We believe you have known the cost of setting up a toilet paper manufacturing factory in Nigeria and the necessary equipment needed for the project.

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  1. This is a good informative write up
    pls can i be link on where to purchase the machine
    new or used one
    and the source of the raw materials for the production in Nigeria

  2. Please, I will like to know the cost of tissue paper machine for a small scale production. Secondly, how is much is the maintenance cost of a tissue paper machine for ( small scale production).# is there any recommended small scale tissue paper machine and factory in Lagos I can visit or go for training? Thanks

  3. Please, I will like to establish tissue paper factory in ekiti state probably starting with small scale or medium scale. Is there any class online for learning this?

  4. Good day, please were can i et te tissue paper machines in nigeria especially in the south eastern part. and the source of raw materials. TNKS…

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