Inflation in Nigeria
Nigeria - Inflation
Inflation ticks down in February
Consumer prices rose 0.73% on a month-on-month basis in February, marginally below January’s 0.74% increase. The slight moderation was largely driven by a softer increase in food prices.
Inflation ticked down from 11.4% in January to 11.3% in February. As a result, it moved closer down to the Central Bank’s target range of 6.0%–9.0%.
Meanwhile, core consumer prices, which exclude volatile agricultural produce, rose 0.65% month-on-month in February, well below January’s 0.81% increase. Core inflation ticked down to 9.8% in February (January: 9.9%).
Nigeria Inflation Forecast
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 11.8% in 2019, which is unchanged from last month’s forecast. In 2020, inflation is seen averaging 11.8%.
Nigeria - Inflation Data
|Inflation Rate (CPI, annual variation in %)||8.5||8.1||9.0||15.7||16.5|
5 years of economic forecasts for more than 30 economic indicators.
Nigeria Inflation Chart
Source: National Bureau of Statistics
|Bond Yield||14.47||0.0 %||Mar 20|
|Exchange Rate||306.4||3.08 %||Mar 20|
|Stock Market||1.1||0.0 %||Mar 19|
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