While Nigeria’s year-on-year inflation rose for the seventh straight month to 20.52% in August 2022, the latest data from Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics shows that the month-on-month rate declined from 1.82% to 1.77% during the same period. The depreciation of the local currency, disruptions in the supply of food products, and an increase in the costs of production are said to be the factors behind the latest increase.
Currency Depreciation Driving Inflation
According to the latest data from Nigeria’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the West African country’s headline inflation for the month of August 2022 topped 20.52%. The latest rate is 3.51 percentage points higher than the 17.01% recorded in August 2021.
With this latest surge, Nigeria has now seen its