29th October, 2022
The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has listed states and zones of the country which recorded the highest and the lowest prices of selected food items in September.
The NBS Selected Food Prices Watch Report for September 2022 was released in Abuja on Friday.
The report showed that the highest average price of rice (local, sold loose) was recorded in Rivers at N621.61, while the lowest price was recorded in Jigawa at N371.
The report said that Ebonyi recorded the highest average price of beans (brown, sold loose) at N857.02, while the lowest price was reported in Benue at N368.21.
It said Abia recorded the highest price of Vegetable oil (1 bottle) at N1,464.44, while Benue recorded the lowest price at N643.64.
Analysis by zone showed that the average price of 1kg of tomato was higher in the South-South and South-East at N711.32 and N643.25, respectively, while the lowest price was recorded in the North-East at N209.22.
The report said that South-South recorded the highest average price of 1kg of rice (local, sold loose) at N519.22, followed by the South-West with N514.37, while the lowest price was recorded in the North-West at N417.00.
Also, the report showed that the South-East recorded the highest average price of Beans (brown, sold loose) at N789.74, followed by the South-South at N673.16, while the North-East recorded the least price at N397.04.