Posted on December 29, 2016 by Chacha Wabara

This Is a Month By Month Analysis Of How Inflation Rates Rose By 92% In 2016

The Consumer Price Index reports released by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that inflation in Nigeria rose from 9.62% in January to 18.5% in November, a 92% increase. Similarly, the exchange rate suffered a staggering 143% increase against the dollar from N197 to N490 at the parallel market.

These events have eclipsed the NBS’ projections at the beginning of the year, when it predicted inflation figures of about 10.16%, expecting inflation rates too average 9.01% between 2017 and 2019. With the current state of the nation’s reserves, the likelihood of a reprieve is not really strong.

Below is a month-by-month breakdown of how the inflation rate soared in 2016.

January-               9.62%

February-            11.38%  (+18.3%)

March                   12.77%  (12.2%)

April-                     13.77%  (+7.8%)

May-                     15.58%  (13.1%)

June-                     16.48%  (+5.8%)

July-                       17.13%  (+3.9%)

August-                17.61%  (+2.8%)

September-        17.85%  (+1.4%)

October-              18.33%  (+2.7%)

November-        18.48%  (0.8%)