Current Price of Onions in Nigeria 2021 Per Bag and Basket


In this section, we are going to analyze the current market price of onions in Nigeria 2021 per bag and basket and where to buy a bag of onions in Nigeria at cheap price in 2021.

Onions is one of the most consumed food produce in Nigeria and it is used in almost all dishes. Because of the high value and consumption of onions, the price onion does experience a rise.

Generally, onion is cheap in areas where it is farmed. As such, onions seem to be cheaper and affordable in the northern parts of Nigeria since majority of the onions consumed in Nigeria is farmed in the North.

Market Price of Onions in Nigeria and Price Hike.

Now, let’s check out the current onions market price in Nigeria per bag in 2021 and the possible reasons why onions price may experience another price hike.


Onions price in bag

In late 2020 till early 2021, onions market in Nigeria experienced a hike in price and the hike lasted  for almost 2 to 3 months.

Why Onions is Expensive in Nigeria? According to reports from farmers, it was found that the hike in onions price was because it was onions planting season.

The farmers concluded by saying that “Onions are usually costly when the ones planted in the farms are not ready for harvest and supply into the onions market”.

Secondly, Onions price may also inflate whenever the popularly known fungal infection called Purple Blotch (Dan Zazzalau), attacks farmers crops.

The disease usually affect the onions production rate in onion-producing areas during the rainy seasons. Such attacks usually result at low yield and loss.

Now, let’s find out the real-time market stats of Onion in Nigeria, the market price and the latest insights into the suppliers, wholesalers and distributors market.

How Much is a Bag of Onions in Nigeria?

What is the latest price of onion? A bag of onions in Nigeria cost between Eighteen Thousand Naira (₦18,000) to Thirty Five Thousand Naira ₦35,000 both in North and some other parts of the country.

Generally, Sokoto, Jos, Kano and other northern states are well known for onions planting and farming. As such, let’s find out the onion price in those states.
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How much is a bag of onion in Kano? The normal price of a bag of onions in Kano state ranges between N10,000 to N25,000.


How much is a bag of onions in Sokoto? A bag of onions in Sokoto ranges from N15,000 to N25,000 during normal season. But may be higher during planting seasons or scarcity.

Note: Same price is applicable to other northern states like Plateau in Jos and other states like Lagos and the capital territory, Abuja.

Selected Prices of Onions in Nigeria

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Onions Bag in Lagos ₦19,000 to ₦25,000
100kg of Onions at Dawanau Market in Kano State


₦10,000 to ₦15,000
Big Bag of Onions in Plateau (Jos) ₦15,000 to ₦17,000
100kg bag of Onions at Gombe State main market ₦12,000 to ₦17,000


Big Baskets of Onions in Kano ₦8,000 to ₦10,000
Dried Onion Flakes ₦1,000
100kg bag of Onions at Nkwo Nnewi Market in Enugu State ₦15,000 to ₦19,000
Onion Powder Flavour ₦1,000 to ₦3,600
A bag of Onions in Igbudu Market in Delta State ₦12000 to ₦16,000

Where To Buy Onions in Bulk in Nigeria?

If you wish to have a 100% access to the onions market in Nigeria and buy onions at cheap price, then it is advisable to link up with northern food markets.

Onions buyers can sort for the best onions suppliers in Nigeria from the northern states like Kano, Sokoto, Kaduna, Jos, etc and hit a deal with them for direct supply.

Other Onions markets to try out includes;

  • Dawanau Market in Kano
  • Gombe Main Market in Gombe State
  • Nkwo Nnewi Market in Enugu State.
  • Igbudu Market in Delta State
  • Bodija Market in Ibadan

Note: Onions farmers can only sell the onions they have in stock at a given time. A better yield and harvest will also result at cheap-selling price, since there will be plenty of onions in the market.

Finally, to get the best out of the onions market, it is advisable to always buy or order Onions in bulk, directly from suppliers or Onions farmers in the Northern part of the country.


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