Yam price increased by 7.10% per kg in February

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says average price of one kilogramme (kg) of yam tuber increased year-on-year by 7.10 percent in February.

The NBS disclosed this in a Selected Food Price Watch Data for February published on its website.

The Bureau said that one kg of yam also increased by 1.92 percent month-on-month from N226.51 in January to N230.85 in February.

The report stated that the average price of one dozen of Agric eggs medium size decreased year-on-year by 0.21 percent and month-on-month increased by 18.75 percent.

According to the report, the price increased from N437.13 in January to N519.07 in February.

In addition, it said the average price of a piece of Agric eggs medium size (price of one) decreased year-on-year by -3.81 percent.

It noted that the price increased by 6.24 percent month-on-month by 6.24 percent from N38.85 in January to N41.27 in February.

Meanwhile, the report stated that the average price of one kg of tomato increased year-on-year by 12.88 percent and decreased month-on-month by -1.80 percent.

According to the report, the price of the commodity decreased from N271.99 in January to N267.10 in February.

Similarly, the average price of one kg of rice (imported high quality sold loose) decreased year-on-year by -11.05 percent.

The report, however, stated that the commodity increased by 1.24 percent month-on-month from N360.76 per measurement (Mudu) in January to N365.21 in February.

Amaka E. Nliam