National Bureau of Statistics Releases Selected Food Prices Watch

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Selected food prices watch data for January 2018 reflected that the average price of 1 dozen of Agric eggs medium size decreased year-on-year by 14.79% and month-on-month by -11.59% to N437.13 in January 2018 from N494.43 in December 2017, while the average price of piece of Agric eggs medium size(price of one) decreased year-on-year by -18.07% and month-on-month by -5.99% to N38.85 in January 2018 from N41.32 in December 2017.

The average price of 1kg of tomato increased year-on-year by 9.87% and decreased month-on-month by -1.52% to N271.99 in January 2018 from N276.18 in December 2017.

The average price of 1kg of rice (imported high quality sold loose) decreased year-on-year by -10.26% and month-on-month by -2.82% to N360.76 in January 2018 from N371.21 in December 2017.

Similarly, the average price of 1kg of yam tuber increased year-on-year by 7.57% and month-on-month by 7.04% to N226.51 in January 2018 from N211.61 in December 2017.

 

Amaka E. Nliam