Nigeria’s Inflation Rate Hits 13.22 In August

Nigeria’s headline inflation increased by 13.22 per cent (year-on-year) in August 2020.

This is 0.40 percent points higher than the 12.82 per cent recorded in July 2020.

According to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) today, Tuesday, September 15, 2020, increases were recorded in all COICOP divisions that yielded the Headline index.

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On a month-on-month basis, the Headline index increased by 1.34 percent in August 2020. This is 0.09 percent higher than the rate recorded in July 2020 (1.25 percent).

The percentage change in the average composite CPI for the twelve months period ending August 2020 over the average of the CPI for the previous twelve months period was 12.23 percent, representing a 0.18 percent point rise from 12.05 percent recorded in July 2020.

The NBS, in its latest consumer price index report, said, “The consumer price index, which measures inflation increased by 13.22 percent (year-on-year) in August 2020. This is 0.40 percent points higher than the rate recorded in July 2020 (12.82 percent).

“On a month-on-month basis, the headline index increased by 1.34 percent in August 2020. This is 0.09 per cent higher than the rate recorded in July 2020 (1.25 per cent).”

The composite food index rose by 16 per cent in August, compared to 15.48 per cent in July, according to the statistics office.

15th April 2024
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