Most casual stock market investors do not pay serious attention to the current prices of various commodities such as oil and basic foodstuffs for example. However, these current prices of food commodities in Zambia can have a major effect on the value of the main stock and the overall market. Noting and following up on these prices help you keep a tab on the market, either s an investor or a regular buyer.

Commodities are essential goods that are used in day to day life and play a vital role in the economy of Zambia. The prices of these commodities are determined by several factors such as demand and supply, production costs, and global market trends. Here is an overview of the current prices of some of the major commodities in Zambia:

  1. Maize – Maize is the staple food of Zambia and is a major source of income for farmers. The current price of maize is around ZMK 6,000 per 50 kg bag.
  2. Copper – Zambia is one of the largest producers of copper in the world and it accounts for over 70% of the country’s exports. The current price of copper is around ZMK 1,200,000 per metric ton.
  3. Oil – Petroleum products are imported into Zambia and are essential for transportation and other industries. The current price of crude oil is around ZMK 11,000 per barrel.
  4. Sugar – Sugar is widely used in Zambia for household and industrial purposes. The current price of sugar is around ZMK 3,500 per 50 kg bag.
  5. Beef – Beef is a major source of protein for Zambians and is widely consumed. The current price of beef is around ZMK 60,000 per kg.

These prices are subject to change due to several factors and can vary based on location and market conditions. It is important to keep an eye on the prices of these commodities as they can have a significant impact on the economy and daily life of the people of Zambia.

In this post, we will take a look at the prices of some basic commodities in Zambia. Due to the very broad options available, we will limit our scope to the prices of commodities people buy on a daily basis. This includes foodstuffs and other basic commodities.



Prices of Food Commodities in Zambian Markets

prices of food commodities in zambia

 

Prices of Beans in Zambia

prices of commodities in zambia beans

  • White Beans (100kg) @ Ninth Mile Market, Enugu State == KW36,000
  • White Beans (Paint Bucket) @ Ninth Mile Market, Enugu State == KW1,000
  • Drum Beans (100kg) @ Gboko Market, Benue State == KW25,000
  • Drum Beans (1 mudu) @ Gboko Market, Benue State == KW1,000
  • Drum Beans (100kg) @ Mile 12 Market, Lusaka State == KW18,000
  • Drum Beans (Paint Bucket) @ Mile 12 Market, Lusaka State == KW800
  • Drum Beans (100kg) @ Ughelli Main Market, Delta State == KW27,000
  • Drum Beans (Paint Bucket) @ Ughelli Main Market, Delta State == KW1,350
  • Drum Beans (100kg) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia State == KW25,000
  • Drum Beans (Paint Bucket) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia State == KW1,200

Prices of Groundnut in Zambia

prices of commodities in zambia groundnut

  • Groundnut (50kg) @ Maitagari Market, Jigawa State == KW8,300
  • Groundnut (1 Tier) @ Maitagari Market, Jigawa State == KW300
  • Groundnut (100kg) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna State == KW27,000
  • Groundnut (1 tier) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna State == KW790
  • Groundnut (100kg) @ Gboko Main Market, Benue == KW48,000
  • Groundnut (1 mudu) @ Gboko Main Market, Benue == KW700
  • Groundnut (50kg) @ Mile 12, Lusaka State == KW29,000
  • Groundnut (1 paint bucket) @ Mile 12 == KW1,600
  • Groundnut (100kg) @ Ninth Mile Market, Enugu State == KW36,000
  • Groundnut (1 Paint Bucket) @ Ninth Mile Market == KW1,800
  • Groundnut (100kg) @ Ughelli Main Market, Delta State == KW34,000
  • Groundnut (1 paint bucket) @ Ughelli Main Market == KW1,300
  • Groundnut (100kg) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia State == KW30,000
  • Groundnut (1 paint bucket) @ Umuahia Main Market == KW1,300

Prices of Maize in Zambia

prices of commodities in zambia maize

  • Maize (100kg) @ Maitagari Market, Jigawa State == KW9,000
  • Maize (1 Tier) @ Maitagari Market, Jigawa State == KW270
  • Maize (100kg) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna State == KW9,500
  • Maize (1 tier) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna State == KW250
  • Maize (100kg) @ Gboko Main Market, Benue == KW14,000
  • Maize (1 mudu) @ Gboko Main Market, Benue == KW400
  • Maize (50kg) @ Mile 12, Lusaka State == KW13,500
  • Maize (1 paint bucket) @ Mile 12 == KW600
  • Maize (100kg) @ Ninth Mile Market, Enugu State == KW24,000
  • Maize (1 Paint Bucket) @ Ninth Mile Market == KW1,200
  • Maize (100kg) @ Ughelli Main Market, Delta State == KW15,000
  • Maize (1 paint bucket) @ Ughelli Main Market == KW600
  • Maize (100kg) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia State == KW14,000
  • Maize (1 paint bucket) @ Umuahia Main Market == KW600

Prices of Palm Oil in Zambia

prices of commodities in zambia palm oil

  • Palm Oil (25L) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna State == KW10,000
  • Palm Oil (1 Bottle) @ Anchau Market == KW240
  • Palm Oil (25L) @ Ninth Mile Market, Enugu State == KW11,500
  • Palm Oil (1 Bottle) @ Ninth Mile Market == KW580
  • Palm Oil (25L) @ Gboko Market, Benue State == KW8,000
  • Palm Oil (1 Bottle) @ Benue Market == KW250
  • Palm Oil (25L) @ Mile 12 Market, Lusaka State == KW13,000
  • Palm Oil (1 Bottle) @ Mile 12 Market == KW800
  • Palm Oil (25L) @ Ughelli Main Market, Delta State == KW7,000
  • Palm Oil (1 Bottle) @ Ughelli Main Market == KW300
  • Palm Oil (25L) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia State == KW5,500
  • Palm Oil (1 Bottle) @ Umuahia Main Market == KW250

Prices of Rice in Zambia

prices of commodities in zambia rice

  • Rice (50kg) @ Maitagari Market, Jigawa == KW20,000 (imported)
  • Rice (50kg) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna == KW24,000 (local)
  • Rice (50kg) @ Gboko Main Market, Benue == KW17,500 (local)
  • Rice (50kg) @ Mile 12 Market, Lusaka == KW28,000 (imported)
  • Rice (50kg) @ Ninth Mile Market, Enugu == KW28,000 (local)
  • Rice (50kg) @ Ughelli Main Market == KW30,000 (local)
  • Rice (50kg) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia == KW21,000 (local)

Prices of Tomatoes in the Zambian Market

prices of commodities in zambia tomatoes

  • Tomatoes (40kg) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna == KW5,000
  • Tomatoes (40kg) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia == KW18,000
  • Tomatoes (25kg) @ Mile 12 Market, Lusaka == KW9,500
  • Tomatoes (40kg) @ Ughelli Main Market, Delta == KW17,000
  • Tomatoes (40kg) @ Gboko Main Market, Benue == KW15,000

Prices of Soya Beans in Zambia

prices of commodities in zambia soya beans

  • Soya Beans (100kg) @ Maitagari Market, Jigawa == KW14,500
  • Soya Beans (100kg) @ Gboko Main Market, Benue == KW14,000
  • Soya Beans (100kg) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna == KW14,000
  • Soya Beans (100kg) @ Ninth Mile Market, Enugu == KW24,500
  • Soya Beans (100kg) @ Mile 12 Market, Lusaka == KW27,000

Prices of Onions in Zambia

prices of commodities in zambia onions

  • Onions (100kg) @ Bodija Market, Ibadan == KW25,000
  • Onions (100kg) @ Dawanau Market, Kano == KW10,000
  • Onions (100kg) @ Gboko Market, Benue == KW27,000
  • Onions (100kg) @ Gombe Main Market == KW12,000
  • Onions (100kg) @ Igbudu Market, Delta == KW21,000
  • Onions (100kg) @ Mile 12 Market, Lusaka == KW25,000
  • Onions (100kg) @ Nkwo Nnewi Market, Enugu == KW15,000
  • Onions (100kg) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia == KW29,000

Prices of Sorghum in Zambia

prices of commodities in zambia sorghum

  • Sorghum (100kg) @ Maitagari Market, Jigawa == KW9,000
  • Sorghum (100kg) @ Gboko Main Market, Benue == KW8,500
  • Sorghum (100kg) @ Anchau Market, Kaduna == KW8,500
  • Sorghum (50kg) @ Ninth Mile Market, Enugu == KW23,000
  • Sorghum (50kg) @ Mile 12 Market, Lusaka == KW17,000
  • Sorghum (100kg) @ Ughelli Main Market, Delta == KW23,000
  • Sorghum (100kg) @ Umuahia Main Market, Abia == KW23,000

Prices of Cassava Products in the Zambian Market

  • A bag of Yam Flour (Elubo): KW63, 000- KW69, 000
  • A bag of Garri: KW13, 000 – KW17, 000
  • A paint bucket of Garri: KW650- KW900
  • A bag of Ijebu Gaari (80 kg): KW10, 000 – KW16, 000
  • A bag of White Gaari (50 kg): KW6, 000 – KW12, 000
  • A bag of Yellow Gaari (50 kg): KW6, 000 – KW8, 500

Prices of Yam in the Zambian Market

  • Lusaka Yam (Large) – KW700 – KW900
  • Lusaka Yam (Medium) – KW500 – KW650
  • Regular Yam (Large) – KW500 – KW800
  • Regular Yam (Medium) – KW350 – KW500

Prices of Noodles in the Zambian Market

  • Indomie Chicken (70g x 40ps) – KW1, 900 – KW2, 200
  • Indomie Onion (70g x 40ps) – KW2, 100 – KW2, 300
  • Indomie Superpack (120g x 40ps) – KW3, 300- KW3, 500
  • Indomie Hungry Man (200g x 24ps) – KW4, 300- KW4, 500
  • Indomie Belleful (305g x 16ps) – KW4, 300- KW4, 500
  • Chiki Noodles (100g x 40ps) – KW3, 000- KW3, 200
  • Golden Penny Noodles (70g x 40ps) – KW2, 100 – KW2, 300

Prices of Potato in the Zambian Market

  • Sweet Potato (Big Basket) – KW500 – KW650
  • Sweet Potato (Small Basket): KW300 – KW400
  • Irish Potato (Big Basket) – KW1, 900 – KW2, 200
  • Irish Potato (Medium Basket) – KW1, 100 – KW1, 300
  • Irish Potato (Small Basket) – KW500 – KW700

Prices of Spaghetti in the Zambian Market

  • Spaghetti (Golden Penny 500g) – KW200 – KW250
  • Spaghetti (Dangote 500g) – KW200 – KW250
  • Spaghetti (Power 500g) – KW200 – KW250
  • Spaghetti (Bonita 500g) – KW250 – KW300

Prices of Beverages in the Zambian Market

  • Powdered Peak Milk (Tin 400g) – KW1, 150- KW1, 300
  • Powdered Peak Milk (Tin 900g) – KW1, 850- KW2, 200
  • Powdered Peak Milk (Refill 500g) – KW950- KW1, 200
  • Powdered Three Crown Milk (Refill 380g) – KW800- KW1, 000
  • Powdered Loya Milk (Tin 400g) – KW800 – KW1, 000
  • Powdered Loya Milk (Refill 400g) – KW750- KW900
  • Milk Coast (Refill) 500g – KW700 – KW800
  • Milk Dano Powdered (Tin) 500g – KW900 – KW1, 000
  • Milk Dano Powdered (Tin) 900g – KW1, 650- KW1, 700
  • Milk Dano (Refill) 500g – KW800 – N, 1000
  • Cocoa Beverages Milo (Tin) 500g – KW1, 000- KW1, 200
  • Cocoa Beverages Milo (Tin) 900g – KW1, 900 – KW2, 000
  • Cocoa Beverages Milo Refill 500g – KW950 – KW1, 000
  • Cocoa Beverages Bournvita Refill 500g – KW850 – KW950
  • Cocoa Beverages Bournvita (Plastic) 500g – KW950 – KW1, 000
  • Cocoa Beverages Bournvita (Plastic) 900g – KW1, 600-KW1, 800
  • Cocoa Beverages Ovaltine (Refill) 500g 850- KW950
  • Cocoa Beverages Ovaltine (Plastic) 500g – KW900- KW100
  • Coffee Nescafe Gold Blend – KW1, 600 – KW1, 800
  • Coffee Nescafe Classic 50g – KW550 – KW600

Prices of commodities in Zambia vary heavily with the location. For instance, general commodities are more expensive in big cities like Lusaka, Port Harcourt, and Lusaka. The list above indicates the prices of the commodities stated as at the period of this article. It is always essential to confirm the prices of these commodities before buying as prices continue to change as the forces of demand and supply continue to interplay.

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