See Reasons for 100% Hike in Pure(satchet) Water Price in Nigeria

This is an explanation about the current hike in the prices of sachet water which has been described as the last hope of the masses to quench thirst. 
 
There have been a sharp increase in the prices of pure water across the states due to one reason or the other which are enumerated below:

1. 
The sachet which the water in contained in is imported.

2. It comes as a plain roll and very large. The printers buy this plain roll and print the pure water company name on it.

3. It's in different sizes and measured in KG. 1Kg was N530 before, now its N1000.

4. Those printers use different chemicals and inks to print. These chemicals all have a hike in price.

5. They also hire labourers incurred other running costs to it.

6.
 A pure water company buy this finished roll at N1000 instead of N530 and buy the packing bags at N5000 instead of N3200.

7. The company pays staff.

8. The machines run on diesel.

9. Maintenance of service vehicles, pays rent.

10. Maintenance of machines.

11.
 Purchase of fuel to service vehicles.

12.
 Purchase of chemicals for treatment of product.

13.
 Most hawkers are usually charged dues like in Abia and Edo sachet water hawker pays as much at N60 for tax.

14. Retailers also tend to pay for lighting and ice blocks.

Majority of the companies that produce Low density Polyethylene (LDPE) at Eleme petrochemical industry in Rivers state and Lagos state have shut down due to high running cost and those that are importing this product are in shortage of Forex.
The hike has led to massive protests by retailers in some parts of Nigeria in recent times.

Current price of pure water bags in states all over Nigeria:

Abia................N150 a bag /N15 a sachet
Adammawa....N70 a bag/ N5 a scahet
Akwa ibom......N150 a bag / N20-25 a sachet
Anambra.........N150 a bag / N15 a sachet
Bauchi.............N70 a bag / N5 a sachet
Bayelsa........ ...N150 a bag / N20 a sachet
Benue..............N100a bag/ N10 a sachet
Borno...............N80 a bag /N10 a sachet
Cross river.......N150 a bag / N15 a sachet
Delta................N150 a bag/ N15 a sachet
Ebonyi.............N100 a bag / N10 a sachet
Edo...................N150 a bag/ N20 a sachet
Enugu.............N100 a bag/ N 10 a sachet
Gombe............N70 a bag/ N5 a sachet
Imo.................N150 a bag / N15 a sachet
Jigawa...........N70 a bag/ N5 a sachet
Kaduna..........N70 a bag / N5 a sachet
Kano..............N70 a bag / N5 a sachet
Katsina..........N70 a bag / N5 a sachet
Kebbi......... ...N70 a bag / N5 a sachet
Kwara ...........N100 a bag / N10 a sachet
Lagos............N150 a bag/ N20 a sachet
Niger.............N70 a bag/ N5 a sachet
Ogun............N100a bag / N10 sachet
Osun............N100 a bah/ N10 a sachet
Oyo..............N100 a bag/ N10 a sachet
Plateau........N100 a bag/ N10 a sachet
River.............N150 a bag/ N20 a sachet
Sokoto.........N70 a bag/ N5 a sachet
Taraba.........N70 a bag/ N5 a sachet
Yobe......... ..N100 a bag/ N10 a sachet
Zamfara......N70 a bag/ N5 a sachet
FCT..............N150 a bag/ N20 a sachet
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