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BREAKING: Nigeria’s inflation rises to 28.92% for the twelfth time as food prices increase

Nigeria’s inflation rate for December rose to 28.92% from 28.20% recorded in the previous month.

The increase marks the twelfth consecutive increase in the inflation rate from January 2023.

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) disclosed its consumer price index, and the CPI report for December was released on Monday.

The statistics office said the December 2023 headline inflation rate increased by 0.72 per cent compared to the November 2023 headline inflation rate.

The NBS said on a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 7.58 per cent points higher compared to the rate recorded in December 2022, which was 21.34 per cent.

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“This shows that the headline inflation rate (year-on-year basis) increased in December 2023 when compared to the same month in the preceding year (i.e., December 2022),” it said.

Furthermore, the bureau said on a month-on-month basis, the headline inflation rate in December 2023 was 2.29 per cent, which was 0.20 per cent higher than the rate recorded in November 2023 (2.09 per cent).

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This, it said, means that in December 2023, the rate of increase in the average price level is more than the rate of increase in the average price level in November 2023.

According to the report, the food inflation rate in December 2023 quickened to 33.93 per cent on a year-on-year basis, 10.18 per cent points higher than the rate recorded in December 2022 (23.75 per cent).

In recent years, food prices have been on the rise across Nigeria. The situation deteriorated due to the impact of government policies such as the removal of subsidies on petrol, among others.

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