ABUJA, NIGERIA – National Bureau of Statistics, (NBS), has said Nigeria’s headline inflation jumped to 24.08 per cent in July 2023.
The latest inflation figure is the highest in more than 10 years.
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) captured the nation’s inflationary trend in its Consumer Price Index, (CPI) report for July 2023, released on Tuesday.
In June, inflation was recorded at 22.79 per cent, but has now jumped by 1.29 percentage points, NBS revealed.
“In July 2023, the headline inflation rate rose to 24.08 per cent relative to June 2023 headline inflation rate which was 22.79 per cent.
“Looking at the movement, the July 2023 headline inflation rate showed an increase of 1.29 per cent points when compared to June 2023 headline inflation rate.
“On a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 4.44 per cent points higher compared to the rate recorded in July 2022, which was 19.64 per cent. This shows that the headline inflation rate (year-on-year basis) increased in July 2023 when compared to the same month in the preceding year (i.e., July 2022),” the Bureau said.