Selected Food Prices Watch (MARCH 2017)
Selected food price watch data for March 2016 reflected that the average price of 1 dozen of Agric eggs medium size increased year-on-year by 50.38% and month-on-month by 1.45% to N527.69 in March 2017 from N520.16 in February 2017 while the average price of piece of Agric eggs medium size(price of one) increased year-on-year by 40.80% and month-on-month by 2.39% to N43.93 in March 2017 from N42.90 in February 2017.
The average price of 1kg of tomato increased year-on-year by 29.63% and month-on-month by 13.53% to N268.64 in March 2017 from N236.62 in February 2017.
The average price of 1kg of rice (imported high quality sold loose) increased year-on-year by 55.00% and month-on-month by 1.98% to N418.71 in March 2017 from N410.58 in February 2017.
Similarly, the average price of 1kg of yam tuber increased year-on-year by 63.40% and month-on-month by 18.70% to N255.586 in March 2017 from N215.55 in February 2017.
Data source: National Bureau of Statistics