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 March 2021 reflected that the average price of 1 dozen Agric eggs medium size increased year-on-year by 13.73% and month-on-month by 1.19% to N524.47 in March 2021 from N518.30 in February 2021 while the average price of a piece of Agric eggs medium size (the price of one) increased year-on-year by 21.39% and month-on-month by 2.29% to N48.43 in March 2021 from N47.35 in February 2021.
According to NBS, the average price of 1kg of tomato increased year-on-year by 4.75% and decreased month-on-month by -0.64% to N267.45 in March 2021 from N269.18 in February 2021.
Also, the average price of 1kg of rice (imported high quality sold loose) increased year-on-year by 24.06% and month-on-month by 1.27% to N544.21 in March 2021 from N537.37 in February 2021.
Similarly, the average price of 1kg of yam tuber increased year-on-year by 18.77% and month on month by 0.82% to N244.82 in March 2021 from N242.82 in February 2021.