Nigeria Inflation Rate  1996-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Consumer prices in Nigeria jumped 15.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, following a 13.7 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest reading in more than 6 years, as cost of food, housing, utilities and transport surged mostly due to 67 percent increase in gasoline prices. Nigeria struggles with rising import cost due to a weak naira after lower oil prices led to a decline in foreign reserves and as oil production reached a historical low in May after Niger Delta Avengers attacked Chevron oil facilities. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 2.75 percent. Inflation Rate in Nigeria averaged 12.13 percent from 1996 until 2016, 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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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15.60 13.70 47.56 -2.49 1996 - 2016 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. Nigeria Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-12 12:00 PM Mar 12.8% 11.4% 11.7%
2016-05-16 09:15 AM Apr 13.7% 12.8% 13.6% 13.9%
2016-06-14 08:30 AM May 15.6% 13.7% 14.4% 14.3%
2016-07-15 12:00 PM Jun 15.6% 16.9%
2016-08-18 12:00 PM Jul 17.4%
2016-09-13 12:00 PM Aug 17.9%

Nigeria Inflation Rate Highest Since February 2010


Consumer prices in Nigeria jumped 15.6 percent year-on-year in May of 2016, following a 13.7 percent rise in the previous month. It was the highest reading in more than 6 years, as cost of food, housing, utilities and transport surged mostly due to 67 percent increase in gasoline prices. Nigeria struggles with rising import cost due to a weak naira after lower oil prices led to a decline in foreign reserves and as oil production reached a historical low in May after Niger Delta Avengers attacked Chevron oil facilities. On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 2.75 percent.

Year-on-year, cost of food rose 14.9 percent (from 13.2 percent in April), housing, water, electricity and gas increased 22 percent (from 18.98 percent). Also, prices went up for: clothing and footwear (14 percent from 12.7 percent); transport (15.6 percent from 14 percent); furnishings and household equipment (11.3 percent from 9.6 percent); education (15.8 percent from 13.9 percent); health (10.1 percent from 9 percent); miscellaneous goods and services (12.7 percent from 10.6 percent) and alcoholic beverages, tobacco and cola (12.7 percent from 11.1 percent). Prices of restaurants and hotels went up by 9.9 percent from an 8.5 percent rise in the previous month.

Annual core inflation rate rose to 15.1 percent from 13.4 percent in the previous month.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices went up 2.75 percent compared to a 1.61 percent increase in April, mostly due to rise in cost of food (+2.56 percent); housing, water, electricity and gas (+3.7 percent), transport (+2.7 percent) and clothing and footwear (+2.4 percent).


National Bureau of Statistics | Mojdeh Kazemi | mojdeh@tradingeconomics.com
6/14/2016 2:49:59 PM

Nigeria Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 15.60 13.70 47.56 -2.49 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 198.30 192.99 198.30 14.36 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 194.70 189.55 194.70 69.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 15.10 13.40 19.28 0.49 percent [+]
Food Inflation 14.90 13.20 39.54 -17.50 percent [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 2.75 1.60 8.93 -3.50 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 139.20 139.91 139.91 0.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Transportation 192.54 187.47 192.54 68.50 Index Points [+]




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