Price of kerosene increases by 8.85 per cent in February




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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) at the weekend said average prices of kerosene increased by 8.83 per cent from N350.55 per litre January 2021 to N355.80 per litre in February 2021.

This was made known its National Household Kerosene Watch (February 2021) of the NBS.

It said: “Average per litre paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased by 1.50 per cent month-on-month and by 8.83 per cent year-on-year to N355.80 February 2021 from N350.55 in January 2021”.

The report noted that states with the lowest average per gallon of kerosene were Bayelsa (N792.22), Adamawa (N968.00) and Delta (N1,016.79).


It added that states with the highest average per litre of kerosene were Taraba (N448.33), Benue (N447.50) and Ebonyi (N435.00).


The NBS noted that similarly, average per gallon paid by consumers for National Household Kerosene increased by 1.94 per cent month-on-month and decreased by -0.76 per cent year-on-year to N1,214.24 February 2021 from N1,191.13 in January 2021.

According to the report, states with the highest average per gallon of kerosene were Kebbi (N1,660.00), Katsina (N1,561.38) and Nasarawa (N1,428.57).

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