Prices of selected food items including eggs, tomatoes, yam, rice increased in April data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) have shown.
The average price of 1kg of yam tuber increased year-on-year by 9.87% and month on month by 3.26% to N252.80 in April 2021 from N244.82 in March 2021.
The NBS in its selected food price watch data for March 2021 reflected that the selected food price watch data for April 2021 reflected that the average price of 1 dozen of Agric eggs medium size increased year-on-year by 11.26% and month-on-month by 1.13% to N530.40 in April 2021 from N524.47 in March 2021.
According to NBS, the average price of a piece of Agric eggs medium size (the price of one) increased year-on-year by 18.32% and month-on-month by 1.47% to N49.14 in April 2021 from N48.43 in March 2021.
Also, the average price of 1kg of tomato increased year on year by 0.09% and month-on-month by 3.67% to N277.26 in April 2021 from N267.45 in March 2021.
The average price of 1kg of rice (imported high quality sold loose) increased year-on-year by 14.57% and decreased month-on-month by -0.67% to N540.58 in April 2021 from N544.21 in March 2021.