Nigeria’s inflation rate drops to 16.25 percent

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Dr Yemi Kale, Statistician-General and CEO National Bureau of Statistics

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says that the country’s inflation dropped to 16.25 per cent in May from 17.24 per cent in April.

The NBS made this known in its “Consumer Price Index (CPI) May 2017’’ report released on Thursday in Abuja.

According to the bureau, this is the fourth consecutive decline in the rate of inflation since January.

On a month-on-month basis, the bureau stated that the Headline index increased by 1.88 per cent in May 2017, 0.28 per cent points higher than the rate of 1.60 per cent recorded in April 2017.

It stated that food inflation increased by 19.27 per cent (year-on-year) in May 2017, down by 0.03 per cent points from the rate of 19.30 per cent recorded in April.

On a month-on-month basis, the bureau stated that the food sub-index increased by 2.54 per cent in May,…

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