The annual inflation rate in Nigeria increased to 11.37 percent in April 2019 from 11.25 percent in the prior month. It is the highest inflation rate since January, amid a surge in food prices. Inflation Rate in Nigeria averaged 12.45 percent from 1996 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 47.56 percent in January of 1996 and a record low of -2.49 percent in January of 2000.

Inflation Rate in Nigeria is expected to be 11.20 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Inflation Rate in Nigeria to stand at 12.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Nigeria Inflation Rate is projected to trend around 11.40 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-02-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 11.37% 11.44% 11.5% 11.6%
2019-03-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 11.31% 11.37% 11.7%
2019-04-16 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 11.25% 11.31% 11.2% 11.2%
2019-05-15 07:50 AM Inflation Rate YoY 11.37% 11.25% 11.0%
2019-06-17 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 11.37% 10.9%
2019-07-15 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 10.8%
2019-08-16 08:00 AM Inflation Rate YoY 11.3%



Nigeria Inflation Rate Rises to 11.37% in April

The annual inflation rate in Nigeria increased to 11.37 percent in April 2019 from 11.25 percent in the prior month. It is the highest inflation rate since January, amid a surge in food prices.

Year-on-year, prices rose faster mostly for food (13.70 percent vs 13.45 percent in March) and housing & utilities (7.25 percent vs 7.19 percent). On the other hand, inflation softened for clothing & footwear (9.95 percent vs 10 percent); transport (9.24 percent vs 9.39 percent); furnishings (9.43 percent vs 9.49 percent); education (9.32 percent vs 9.46 percent); health (9.56 percent vs 9.63 percent); miscellaneous goods & services (8.85 percent vs 9.06 percent); restaurants & hotels (8.66 percent vs 8.82 percent) and recreation & culture (8.42 percent vs 8.56 percent). Meantime, cost was almost the same for alcoholic beverages, tobacco & kola (10.33 percent vs 10.30 percent).

Annual core inflation, which excludes price of volatile agricultural products, fell to 9.28 percent in April from 9.46 percent in March, hitting its lowest level since January 2016.

On a monthly basis, consumer prices inched up 0.94 percent, following a 0.79 percent rise in the previous month. It is the highest monthly inflation since last August.


National Bureau of Statistics | Luisa Carvalho | luisa.carvalho@tradingeconomics.com
5/15/2019 10:16:49 AM



Nigeria Prices Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Inflation Rate 11.37 11.25 47.56 -2.49 percent [+]
Consumer Price Index CPI 283.50 280.80 283.50 14.36 Index Points [+]
Core Consumer Prices 263.65 261.82 263.65 69.00 Index Points [+]
Core Inflation Rate 9.30 9.50 19.28 0.49 percent [+]
Food Inflation 13.70 13.45 39.54 -17.50 percent [+]
GDP Deflator 185.02 184.54 185.15 0.60 Index Points [+]
Cpi Housing Utilities 279.80 277.90 279.80 7.80 Index Points [+]
CPI Transportation 262.60 260.80 262.60 68.50 Index Points [+]
Inflation Rate Mom 0.90 0.80 8.93 -3.50 percent [+]


Nigeria Inflation Rate

In Nigeria, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change over time in prices of 740 goods and services consumed by people for day-to-day living. The index weights are based on expenditures of both urban and rural households in the 36 states. The most important categories in the CPI are Food and Non Alcoholic Beverages (51.8 percent of total weight); Housing, Water, Electricity, Gas and Other Fuel (16.7 percent) and Clothing and Footwear (7.7 percent). Transports account for 6.5 percent of total index and Furnishings and Household Equipment Maintenance for 5 percent. Education represents 3.9 percent of total weight, Health 3 percent, Miscellaneous Goods and Services 1.7 percent and Restaurants and Hotels 1.2 percent. Alcoholic Beverages, Tobacco and Kola account for 1.1 percent of total index, Communications for 0.7 percent and Recreation and Culture for the remaining 0.7 percent. This page provides - Nigeria Inflation Rate - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Nigeria Inflation Rate - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
11.37 11.25 47.56 -2.49 1996 - 2019 percent Monthly
2009=100




Country Last Previous
Argentina 55.80 Apr/19
Australia 1.30 Mar/19
Brazil 4.94 Apr/19
Canada 2.00 Apr/19
China 2.50 Apr/19
Euro Area 1.70 Apr/19
France 1.30 Apr/19
Germany 2.00 Apr/19
India 2.92 Apr/19
Indonesia 2.83 Apr/19
Italy 1.10 Apr/19
Japan 0.50 Mar/19
Mexico 4.41 Apr/19
Netherlands 2.90 Apr/19
Russia 5.20 Apr/19
Saudi Arabia -2.10 Mar/19
Singapore 0.60 Mar/19
South Africa 4.50 Mar/19
South Korea 0.60 Apr/19
Spain 1.50 Apr/19
Switzerland 0.70 Apr/19
Turkey 19.50 Apr/19
United Kingdom 1.90 Mar/19
United States 2.00 Apr/19


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