THE National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), on Thursday, said Nigeria’s headline inflation climbed to a new high of 20.52 per cent in August on a year–on–year basis.
This was 3.52% points higher compared to the rate recorded in August 2021, which was (17.01%).
This is contained in the federal statistics office’ Consumer Price Index report for the month of August 2022.
The report showed that the headline inflation rate increased in the month of August 2022 when compared to the same month in the preceding year (i.e. August 2021).
Meaning that in August 2022, the general price level was 3.52% higher relative to August 2021.
On a month-on-month basis, the Headline inflation rate in August 2022 was 1.77%, which was 0.05% lower than the rate recorded in July 2022 (1.82%).
This means that in August 2022, the headline inflation rate (month–on–month basis) declined by 0.05%.
The percentage change in the average CPI for the 12 months period ending August 2022 over the average of the CPI for the previous 12 months period was 17.07%, showing a 0.47% increase compared to 16.60% recorded in August 2021.