Beans, garri prices drove annual food inflation — NBS

The prices of beans and garri drove annual food inflation in May, the National Bureau of Statistic has said in a new report.

The ‘Selected food prices watch for May 2021’ report obtained on Sunday said there was a general rise in food prices in the month under review.

According to the report, national beans recorded 58.28 per cent and 15.94 per cent annual and monthly inflation respectively, while national garri recorded 53.89 per cent and 9.25 annual and monthly inflation respectively.

It said, “Selected food price watch data for May 2021 reflected that the average price of one dozen of agric eggs medium size increased year-on-year by 17.10 per cent and month-on month by 2.10 per cent to N541.53 in May 2021 from N530.40 in April 2021; while the average price of piece of agric eggs medium size (price of one) increased year-on-year by 22.41 per cent and month-on-month by 1.72 per cent to N49.99 in May 2021 from N49.14 in April 2021.

“The average price of 1kg of tomato increased year-on-year by 9.09 per cent and month-on-month by 9.47 per cent to N303.51 in May 2021 from N277.26 in April 2021.”