The National Bureau of Statistics reported that Nigeria’s inflation rate for the month of March rose by 17.62% compared to 17.78% recorded in February 2017.
This table contains the rate of inflation for Nigeria from 2003 to 2017 and will be updated every month.
According to definition of the National Bureau of Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the average change over time in prices of goods and services consumed by people for day-to-day living. The construction of the CPI combines economic theory, sampling and other statistical techniques using data from other surveys to produce a weighted measure of average price changes in the Nigerian economy. The weighting occurs to capture the importance of the selected commodities in the entire index. The production of the CPI requires skills of economists, statisticians, computer scientists, data collectors and others.
The percentage difference between the CPI of one month in a preceding year over the CPI of the same month in the current year is known as Inflation Rate. Inflation is thus the change in prices of goods and services over a period of time.