Nigeria Inflation Rate 1996-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The inflation rate in Nigeria was recorded at 8.50 percent in March of 2015. Inflation Rate in Nigeria averaged 12.24 percent from 1996 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 47.56 percent in January of 1996 and a record low of -2.49 percent in January of 2000. Inflation Rate in Nigeria is reported by the National Bureau of Statistics, Nigeria.

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Nigeria Inflation Rate


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
8.50 8.40 47.56 -2.49 1996 - 2015 percent Monthly
2009=100
In Nigeria, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change over time in prices of 740 goods and services consumed by people for day-to-day living. The index weights are based on expenditures of both urban and rural households in the 36 states. The most important categories in the CPI are Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages (51.8 percent of total weight); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuel (16.7 percent) and Clothing and Footwear (7.7 percent). Transports account for 6.5 percent of total index and Furnishings and Household Equipment Maintenance for 5 percent. Education represents 3.9 percent of total weight, Health 3 percent, Miscellaneous Goods and Services 1.7 percent and Restaurants and Hotels 1.2 percent. Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Kola account for 1.1 percent of total index, Communications for 0.7 percent and Recreation and Culture for the remaining 0.7 percent. This page provides - Nigeria Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Nigeria Inflation Rate - was last refreshed on Monday, April 27, 2015.


Nigeria Inflation Rate Edges Up in March


Nigerian annual inflation rate rose for the fourth consecutive month to 8.5 percent in March of 2015, touching the highest in 7 months and driven by food prices.

Compared to March of 2014, food cost grew 9.4 percent, the same pace of February, and imported food prices grew 8.9 percent.

Additional upward pressures came from: housing, water, electricity and gas (+6.6 percent); clothing and footwear (+8.8 percent); transport prices (+7.3 percent); furnishings and household equipment (+8.9 percent); education (+7.8 percent); health (+7.9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (+8.3 percent); hotels, cafés and restaurants (8.7 percent); alcoholic beverages, tobacco and kola (+8.2 percent).

Annual core inflation rate grew to 7.5 percent from 7.0 percent last month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices rose 0.9 percent as food cost went up 1 percent (+0.7 percent in February) boosted by higher cost of fruit, fish, potatoes and other food products.

National Bureau of Statistics | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
4/16/2015 12:45:35 PM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-02-16 11:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jan
8.2% 8% 8.3%
2015-03-17 09:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Feb
8.4% 8.2% 8.55% 8.4%
2015-04-16 11:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  Mar
8.5% 8.4% 8.4% 8.7%
2015-05-14 08:30 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Apr
8.5% 8.44%
2015-06-16 11:00 AM
Inflation Rate YoY  May
8.29%
2015-07-16 01:00 PM
Inflation Rate YoY  Jun
8.14%


Nigeria Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Core Inflation Rate 7.00 6.80 19.28 0.49 percent [+]
Inflation Rate 8.50 8.40 47.56 -2.49 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 168.40 166.90 168.40 14.36 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 166.20 164.80 166.20 69.00 Index Points [+]
Food Inflation 9.37 9.33 39.54 -17.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.90 0.70 8.93 -3.50 percent [+]


Inflation Rate Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia 1.30 Feb/15 1.70 23.90 -1.30 percent [+]
Brazil 8.13 Mar/15 7.70 6821.31 1.65 percent [+]
Canada 1.20 Mar/15 1.00 21.60 -17.80 percent [+]
China 1.40 Mar/15 1.40 28.40 -2.20 percent [+]
Euro Area -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 5.00 -0.70 percent [+]
France -0.10 Mar/15 -0.30 18.80 -0.70 percent [+]
Germany 0.30 Mar/15 0.09 11.54 -7.62 percent [+]
India 5.17 Mar/15 5.37 11.16 4.38 percent [+]
Indonesia 6.38 Mar/15 6.29 82.40 -1.17 percent [+]
Italy -0.09 Mar/15 -0.09 25.64 -0.60 percent [+]
Japan 2.20 Feb/15 2.40 25.00 -2.52 percent [+]
Mexico 3.14 Mar/15 3.00 179.73 2.91 percent [+]
Netherlands 0.38 Mar/15 0.20 11.19 -1.30 percent [+]
Russia 16.90 Mar/15 16.70 2333.30 3.60 percent [+]
South Korea 0.40 Mar/15 0.50 32.50 0.20 percent [+]
Spain -0.70 Mar/15 -1.10 28.43 -1.37 percent [+]
Switzerland -0.90 Mar/15 -0.80 11.92 -1.37 percent [+]
Turkey 7.61 Mar/15 7.55 138.71 -4.01 percent [+]
United Kingdom 0.00 Mar/15 0.00 8.50 0.00 percent [+]
United States -0.10 Mar/15 0.00 23.70 -15.80 percent [+]