Inflation surged to twenty eight per cent in November from twenty seven per cent in October, underscoring a worsening cost of living crisis in the country.
the National Bureau of Statistics In its new ‘Consumer Price Index for November 2023’ released on Friday, revealed that headline inflation surged by zero point eighty seven percentage points in November to a new record high in almost two decades.
It said, “In November 2023, the headline inflation rate increased to 28.20 per cent relative to October 2023 headline inflation rate which was 27.33 per cent.
“Looking at the movement, the November 2023 headline inflation rate showed an increase of 0.87 per cent points when compared to the October 2023 headline inflation rate.
“On a year-on-year basis, the headline inflation rate was 6.73 per cent points higher compared to the rate recorded in November 2022, which was 21.47 per cent. This shows that the headline inflation rate (year-on-year basis) increased in November 2023 when compared to the same month in the preceding year (i.e., November 2022).”
On a month-month basis, headline inflation in November 2023 was 2.09 per cent. Which was 0.35 percentage points higher than what was recorded in October (1.73 per cent), defeating a recent claim by the Central Bank of Nigeria that inflation is slowing down.