The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says the average price of some selected food items in the country increased in October.
NBS disclosed this on Sunday in its “Selected Food Price Watch’’ (October 2018) report released in Abuja.
It said the average price of one dozen medium-sized Agric egg increased from N472.73 in September to N482.9 in October.
The bureau said the price of a dozen medium-sized egg increased year-on-year by 2.1 per cent and month-on-month by 2.2 per cent in the period under review.
It said the average price of a piece of medium-sized Agric egg decreased year-on-year by -0.8 per cent and increased month-on-month by 1.4 per cent to N41.73 in October from N41.17 in September.
According to the report, the average price of one kilogramme of tomato increased year-on-year by 5.2 per cent and decreased month-on-month by -6.6 per cent to N306.59 in October from N328.26 in September.
It also said the average price of one kilogramme of imported high-quality rice increased year-on-year by 1.1 per cent and month-on-month by 0.5 per cent to N373.04 in October from N371.32 in September.
“Similarly, the average price of one kilogram of yam tuber increased year-on-year by 12.8 per cent and decreased month-on-month by -10.0 per cent to N252.21 in October from N280.28 in September,’’ it said.