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It is not hard to export charcoal from Nigeria to oversea provided you want to get dirty for cash? Many would want to get even more than dirty as long as dollars are involved. To export charcoal to oversea means getting dirty for real dollars. Exporters are raking in much dollars from Europe, America, Asia, and other cold western regions. Charcoal is known as ‘alternative energy source’ in the western regions.

The Charcoal industry in Nigeria is a multi billion dollar industry which on its own attracts enough grants from the government to the exporters in other to keep it running smoothly and on a regular basis.

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To Export Charcoal, Here Are Factors to Consider

The business is worth going into but you must meets the exporting requirements from the government regulatory agencies on charcoal exports business.  To start charcoal export, it is vital that understand the rudiments and the principles guiding charcoal export in Nigeria.

1. Quality of Charcoal to Export

Knowing the standards to be met and the types of exports-worthy charcoal is very important for an exporter not to risk getting rejected or under priced.

The Ash contents, moisture contents, volatile contents, and parameters of the fixed carbon are also needed to be in order. Serious works are usually required in inspecting all these before loading it into the ship for exports.

Sometimes this is carried out by the local agents, other times, a sample representation would be sent for proper examinations.

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2. Where to Source For Quality Charcoal

Virtually all the Nigerian communities has their own local ways of producing charcoal for their various uses. Charcoal readily comes in handy any time there is shortages of kerosene.

You can  get the technologically perfected ones for export in places like Ogbomosho, Oyo, Saki Igbo-Ora, Minna, Kebba, and Jebba all in western and norther parts of Nigeria.

Charcoal has a seasonal markets but in some countries that does not really affect the exportation as some dealers abroad use the time to store it against the next summer season when the demands usually go up.

3. Where to Export Charcoal Oversea

If you have buyers in countries like Israel, Kuwait and other Asian countries, you are in a big business all year round as their orders are throughout the year. This is where a real dealer is proved.

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Even if you are starting the charcoal exports newly, it is always best to keep increasing your shipments. This serves as an indication that you can handle more exports if given the opportunity. That is what usually gives exporters link to big companies in various countries to strike up better deals.

How your consignments is packed are usually determined by the buyer. Either to have it in bulk packaged or to have it packed in variant kilograms of 3kg, 5kg, 10kg, etc.

4. Ship Through Reputable Freights

Charcoal is always shipped through a reputable freights companies with terms of trade stated by letter of credit or CAD, Cash Against Document. Many prefer the former because of how easy it is compare to letter of credit.

As for the new entrants into the business, going into details on how you would be packaging either in bulks or in smaller packs is important. But, that is usually best reserved till when you have been able to source for funds and buyers which would indicate the direction your business takes.

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5. Get Capital For Your Charcoal Export

I won’t give you the impression that getting capital for the business is easy. Though there are many financial institutions that are willing to participate in capital intensive business like charcoal exportation.

It is not easy but you can make it easy by sourcing for a valid order to present to any financial institution for consideration.

There are also venture capitalists out there with enough fund waiting for businessmen that are willing to share their profits at a given ratio with them.

Once you have your valid documents and order from a reputable company within or outside the country, you are sure to have your request granted.

6. Network With Other Exporters

Get closer to those that are already into the business to learn the latest trick from them. Back yourself up with hints expressed here as you get ready to have your own share of this lucrative business of charcoal exportation to foreign countries.

Do not wait to be taken by the hand to show you the buyers, the prices, the charcoal deports in Nigeria or outside the country.

Make important enquirers about the current situation of the charcoal business in Nigeria. Doing that would enable you to have first hand knowledge about the business. Besides, as an entrepreneurial, you are required to be equipped with genuine and up to date information about your business. It is always important to have fresh facts handy before sourcing for any fund for business.

7. Request Advance Payment

Another good thing about the transactions is that once your goods is on the way to the destination, some percentage of the money would have been paid to your account before it is delivered.

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Successful delivery takes 6 weeks on the average to round up. A container load of charcoal may cost N500k to N700k depending on the quality of the woods used. The profit margin is usually above 30% per transaction which is between N150,000 and N210,000 per container load.

Big time charcoal exporters ships between 20 and 30 containers within shortest periods of time. Do the calculations and find out enough reasons why you have to join charcoal export business.

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29 Comments

  • James January 30, 2016

    I want to know what it takes to start a home business and small businesses in Nigeria

  • sani musa February 11, 2016

    i want to know where and how i can buy a recharge card at 15% discount please.

  • Onyebuchi July 23, 2016

    Please admin,our company would be needing the endorsement of one of the writers on this platform to endorse a product that will be out by October this year. The board sat recently and agreed to have one Mr Amaechi to do that. Hoping to hear from you soon.

  • Joe Obot September 11, 2017

    Hi, I have the cash to start the charcoal business but how can I get serious and trust worthy
    buyers over seas and off takers.

    • Pius September 30, 2018

      Have you started exporting charcoal? I’m about venturing into the business. Kindly revert.

  • Ebele December 17, 2017

    Hello sir,l need training on how to export charcoal.my mobile no is 08062131735.looking forward for your reply

  • Ohwosro Francis January 7, 2018

    hello sir, how can i connect with those on already in the business reply via email

  • tim January 28, 2018

    pls i will like to know more about this business and if you have anyone u can connect me with on this business

  • abdussamad March 7, 2018

    I have charcoal over 1000bags each bag contain 20kg. how can I export it from Nigeria to America. or other countries

    • Stephanie Larry March 31, 2018

      hi…if u still have that amount of charcoal available, reach out to me on fb (Stephanie Larry) I’m interested in getting them off your hands for local use

    • Hakim September 3, 2018

      Let us talk business

  • I have charcoal kiln in Sagamu Ogun State and make it in commercial quantity. I need a steady market for it. You can call me on: 0703-592-3197 or 0812-421-9045. Thank you.

    • Suleiman June 24, 2018

      Dears, I am interested in buying Charcoal overseas. Can you drop me an email for more discussion.

  • Nedu April 8, 2018

    #210,000 profit? please is this net profit? or otherwise?

  • Anigboro Ogheneruona April 11, 2018

    Please I am interested in learning about charcoal exportation 08142271868 is my number please contact me

  • Reuben Ojo April 15, 2018

    I am very happy to come across this charcoal business….. Please how do we get genuine buyers for the business.

  • Bamidele Afeez Babatunde April 16, 2018

    I will like to be part of the company and make the business move on wella.

  • Bamidele Afeez Babatunde April 16, 2018

    Please kindly call me on this number to discuss better on this business 08134905431

  • AbdulQudus April 17, 2018

    please I have enough charcoal to export but I need a good connection on how to exports them…. you can have my number :07017696563

  • Igbakua Mariam Nguemo April 21, 2018

    Want to partner with someone for the charcoal business

  • Obi Chisom May 9, 2018

    Hi! please I need to know where I can sell my charcoal, where can I meet the buyers? Thanks. This is my number: 07067773021

  • Hello sir, please I want to start this charcoal business but I want to know much about it on how to get started and locate buyers and also getting a traveling document from the country in question thank you hope to hear from you.
    My no.
    07030802533
    Chibuzor Onyenze
    Mathias

  • Musa Sulyman Olatunji June 18, 2018

    please i need the buyer for my charcoal pls connect with buyer this is my mobile Number 08056070507

  • julie June 29, 2018

    please am interested

  • Ebele July 2, 2018

    Pls i need a trsutworthy hsrdwood charcoal producer that i can eork with.i have a buyer that needed Bbq/resturant grade A from 40mm and above.looking forward to hear from you.mobile no/whatspp: 08062131735

    • adewale August 13, 2018

      am interested in working with you.i have a charcoal factory in ogun state.if you are interested let talk business.my wasap contact 08056208003.

  • Sanusi Sanusi July 4, 2018

    I am looking at starting an export business in metal trade and already have interested buyers in the UK. Please I need genuine suppliers of the following:

    1 – Aluminum Ingots
    2 – Bronze Ingots
    3 – Zinc all Types
    Fine Zinc Skimming / Zing Top Dross / Zinc Bottom Dross / GOB Zinc / MZR Zinc Ash / Smelter Ash / Treated Ash / Untreated Ash / Zinc Ingot / Zinc Ore / Zinc Pump – out ( Zinc Scrub Residues of galvanizers).

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