In Nigeria prices of eggs, tomatoes, yams, rice slump in September –NBS
London, October 20, 2018 (AltAfrica)-The National Bureau of Statistics said the average price of some selected food items in the country decreased in September.
The bureau disclosed this in its “Selected Food Price Watch’’ (September 2018) report released in Abuja.
According to the report, the average price of one kilogramme of tomato decreased year-on-year by -1.8 per cent and increased month-on-month by 4.3 per cent to N328.26 in September from N336.65 in August.
It also said the average price of one kilogramme of imported high-quality rice decreased year-on-year by 6.7 per cent and decreased month-on-month by 1.0 per cent to N371.32 in September from N375.02 in August.
“Similarly, the average price of 1kg of yam tuber increased year-on-year by 8.0 per cent and decreased month-on-month by 4.3per cent to N280.28 in September from N292.97 in August.