Price of Crayfish in Nigeria |Cost Per Bag in all Locations


The price of Crayfish in Nigeria in 2021 varies from one location to another. For example, crayfish is cheaper in locations where cray fish are easily reared.

Oppositely, the price of Crayfish is relatively high in places where cray fish is highly consumed but not hard to reared.

In this article, we have also listed the best places that you can buy cray fish in bags within Nigeria at a very cheap rate.

Check the bottom for the current price of crayfish in Nigeria in 2021 in Oron, Rivers State, Bayelsa, Cross River, Warri, Abuja and all other locations in Nigeria, per bag and paint bucket.

How Much is a Bag of Cray Fish in Nigeria?

Crayfish has no fixed price. The major determinants of the crayfish price are the quantity you want to buy and the location you are buying it from.


After making some research into the crayfish markets in Nigeria, we realized that crayfish is cheaper in Riverine areas compare to highlands.

After much research, we can approximately say that the price of a bag of Cray fish in Nigeria falls between Forty five Thousand Naira (N45,000) to Sixty Five Thousand Naira (N65,000) per bag.

But to make it more Informative, we have also analyzed the market prices of Cray in different locations in Nigeria as shown below.

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Best Places to Buy Cheap CrayFish in Nigeria at Low Cost

No matter the high cost of Cray Fish in Nigeria, there is some part that cray is still very cheap and affordable to buy, and the best part of the crayfish business.

If you wish to order cray fish in bulk from far or near at very cheap rates within Nigeria, then the following are the best places to buy cray fish in Nigeria in bulk.

  1. Oron, Akwa Ibom State: Oron is a very popular Local Government Area in Akwa Ibom State that is very close to Uyo. Cray Fish is relatively cheap in Oron and its nearby local government areas due to its riverine location.

Cray Fish Price in Oron 2021

How much is a bag of crayfish in Oron in 2021? Crayfish in Oron are sold in bags and a bag of cray fish in Oron falls between N45,000 to N58,000

  1. Bayelsa: Bayelsa state is located in the South-South region of Nigeria and it is one of the states that sell crayfish and other fishes at a cheap rate.

Crayfish Price in Bayelsa

The best species of crayfish in Bayelsa is the Ijaw crayfish. A bag of Ijaw crayfish in Bayelsa falls between N50,000 to N60,000.

  1. Cross River State: Cross River State is also located in the South-South region of Nigeria with Calabar as it’s state Capital.

Price of Crayfish in Cross River State (Calabar)

Crayfish are relatively cheap in Cross River State. A bag of crayfish in Cross River State (Calabar) falls between N49,000 to N58,000.

The best crayfish markets in Cross River State can be found in Akpabuyo, Calabar South, Ikom, and the best market to buy crayfish in Cross River include beach or bayside market and ikang market.

  1. Rivers State: Port Harcourt City is the state capital of Rivers State and Rivers State is another state that is well known for a large scale of crayfish production.

Crayfish Price in Rivers State (Port Harcourt)

The price of a bag of crayfish in Rivers State goes from N48,000 to N60,000 in localities like Opbo island,  Calabari, Okrika, Bonny island, Ogoni, Port Harcourt, etc.

  1. Warri, Delta State: Delta State is one of the well-known states in agricultural production. Delta states have a lot of agricultural products like palm oil, crayfish, and so on.

Crayfish Price in Delta State (Warri precisely)

How much is a bag of crayfish in Warri? A bag of crayfish in Warri, Delta State goes for N52,000 to N65,000

Crayfish Price Per Paint

How much is a paint of crayfish in Nigeria? The average price of full paint of crayfish is N2,400 while a half paint goes for N1,200.

How many paint bucket is in a bag of crayfish?

A full bag of crayfish contains 30 paint buckets, while a half bag of crayfish contains 15 paint buckets.

Below is the analyzed and breakdown price of crayfish in Nigeria in 2021 per size/quantity;

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Big Size Crayfish Quantity Price
Full paint bucket N2,500
Half Paint bucket N1,250
Medium/Small Size Crayfish Quantity Price
Full paint bucket N2,000
Half Paint bucket N1,000
Big Size Crayfish Quantity Price
Full bag ₦50,000 to ₦75,000
Half Bag N23,000 to N35,000
Medium N30,000 to N35,000
Quarter Bag N11,000 to N17,000
Small Size ₦8,000 to ₦14,000.
Medium/Small Size Crayfish Quantity Price
Full bag ₦45,000 to ₦65,000.
Half  bag N20,000 to N30,000
Medium bag N24,000 to N28,000
Quarter bag N9,500 to N15,000
Small bag ₦5,000 to ₦10,000

Those are the analyzed price of crayfish in Nigeria in 2021 as sold in Oron, Rivers State, Bayelsa, Cross River, Delta State (Warri), Abuja per bag, and per paint bucket.


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