The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the average price of some selected food items in the country increased in April. The bureau disclosed this in its “Selected Food Price Watch’’ (April 2019) report released in Abuja.
The bureau said The average price of 1kg of tomato decreased year-on-year by -11.14% and increased month-on-month by 7.05% to N257.25 in April 2019 from N240.30 in March 2019.
According to the report, the average price of 1kg of rice (imported high quality sold loose) decreased year-on-year by -3.20% and month-on-month by -1.20% to N357.55 in April 2019 from N361.90 in March 2019.
Similarly, the average price of 1kg of yam tuber decreased year-on-year by -20.48% and increased month-on-month by 10.69% to N222.36 in April 2019 from N200.88 in March 2019.