Inflation in Nigeria
Nigeria - Inflation
Inflation inches up in April
Consumer prices rose 0.94% on a month-on-month basis in April, up from March’s 0.79% climb. The acceleration was largely driven by faster growth of food prices.
Inflation ticked up from 11.3% in March to 11.4% in April. Thus, it moved further above the Central Bank’s target range of 6.0%–9.0%.
Meanwhile, core consumer prices, which exclude volatile agricultural produce, rose 0.70% month-on-month in April, above March’s 0.53% increase. In addition, core inflation edged down to an over three-year low of 9.3% in April (March: 9.5%).
FocusEconomics Consensus Forecast panelists expect inflation to average 11.7% in 2019, which is down 0.2 percentage points from last month’s forecast. In 2020, inflation is seen averaging 11.5%.
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||14.55||0.0 %||Jun 13|
|Exchange Rate||306.5||3.08 %||Jun 13|
|Stock Market||0.1||0.0 %||Jun 13|
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June 7, 2019
The Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) edged down from 55.5 in April to 52.9 in May, the lowest reading since June 2017.
May 21, 2019
At its 20–21 May meeting, the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) left the monetary policy rate as well as all other monetary policy parameters unchanged, broadly in line with market expectations.
May 20, 2019
Nigeria’s economy entered 2019 on a softer note, with GDP growth decelerating to 2.0% on an annual basis in the first quarter.
May 15, 2019
Consumer prices rose 0.94% on a month-on-month basis in April, up from March’s 0.79% climb.
May 6, 2019
The Stanbic IBTC Bank Nigeria Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) edged up from 53.6 in March to 55.5 in April, hitting a five-month high.