According to the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), Nigeria’s headline inflation moderated by 38bps to 16.63% in September 2021.
The descent in inflation was driven mainly by the sustained decline in Food inflation to 19.57% (-74 bps), which offset price pressures in the Core component (+26 bps to 13.74%).
Likewise, the urban and rural inflation readings moderated to 17.19% and 16.08%, respectively, in the review month (vs 17.6% and vs 14.49% apiece in August 2021).
On the flip side, pressures were evident on month-on-month numbers as the readings increased.
Headline inflation increased by 13bps to 1.15% (vs 0.93% in August).
Food inflation came in at 1.26% (vs 1.06% in August)
Core inflation was up by 47bps to 1.24%.