Prices of selected food items including eggs, tomatoes, yam, rice increased year-on-year in February data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have shown.
The NBS in its selected food price watch data for February 2021 reflected that the average price of 1 dozen of Agric eggs medium size increased year-on-year by 15.62% and month-on-month by 1.46% to N518.30 in February 2021 from N510. 84 in January 2021 while the average price of a piece of Agric eggs medium size (the price of one) increased year-on-year by 20.50% and month-on-month by 2.47% to N47.35 in February 2021 from N46.21 in January 2021.
According to NBS, the average price of 1kg of tomato increased year-on-year by 11.33% and decreased month-on-month by -7.07% to N269.18 in February 2021 from N289.66 in January 2021.
Also, the average price of 1kg of rice (imported high quality sold loose) increased year-on-year by 21.02% and decreased month-on-month by -2.57% to N537.37 in February 2021 from N551.57 in January 2021.
Similarly, the average price of 1kg of yam tuber increased year-on-year by 28.11% and month on month by 3.47% to N242.82 in February 2021 from N234.67 in January 2021.