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Nigeria’s inflation rate hits 19.64%; highest since 2005



Nigeria's inflation rate hits record high as food inflation soars
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The Consumer Price Index (CPI), which measures the rate of change in prices of goods and services, surged to 19.64 percent in July 2022, up from 18.60 percent in the previous month.

The rate is the highest recorded since September 2005.The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) said this on Monday in its consumer price index (CPI) report for July 2022.

The figure is also 2.27 percent points higher compared to the rate recorded in July 2021, which was 17.38 percent.

The development means that the headline inflation rate increased in July 2022 compared to the same month in the previous year (July 2022). According to the report, increases were recorded in all classifications of individual consumption according to purpose (COICOP) divisions that yielded the headline index.

“On a month-on-month basis, the Headline inflation rate in July 2022 was 1.817 %, which was 0.001% higher than the rate recorded in June 2022 (1.816 %).

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