Families suffer as kerosene price rises by 99%

 Families suffer as kerosene price rises by 99%

Consumers of household kerosene, also known as cooking kerosene, paid 99 per cent more to purchase a gallon of the product in the last one year.

This is according to data from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, NBS. The statistics agency said the average retail price per gallon of cooking kerosene paid by consumers rose by 99 per cent in July 2022 from N397 in July 2021.

A gallon of cooking kerosene was sold for N790 in July 2022, according to the NBS. One gallon of the product at N790 in July indicates an increase of 3.68 per cent compared to N761.69 recorded in June 2022.

On state profile analysis, the highest average price per gallon in July 2022 was recorded in Enugu with N1,004, followed by Ekiti with N990, and Osun with N949.

On the other hand, the lowest price was recorded in Bayelsa with N643, followed by Benue with N655 and Rivers with N655.

In addition, analysis by zone showed that the South-West recorded the highest average retail price per gallon of the product with N901, followed by the South-East with N892 and North-Central with N762, while the South-South recorded the lowest with N727.

Consumers of household kerosene, also known as cooking kerosene, paid 99 per cent more to purchase a gallon of the product in the last one year.

This is according to data from the Nigerian Bureau of Statistics, NBS. The statistics agency said the average retail price per gallon of cooking kerosene paid by consumers rose by 99 per cent in July 2022 from N397 in July 2021.

A gallon of cooking kerosene was sold for N790 in July 2022, according to the NBS. One gallon of the product at N790 in July indicates an increase of 3.68 per cent compared to N761.69 recorded in June 2022.

On state profile analysis, the highest average price per gallon in July 2022 was recorded in Enugu with N1,004, followed by Ekiti with N990, and Osun with N949.

On the other hand, the lowest price was recorded in Bayelsa with N643, followed by Benue with N655 and Rivers with N655.

In addition, analysis by zone showed that the South-West recorded the highest average retail price per gallon of the product with N901, followed by the South-East with N892 and North-Central with N762, while the South-South recorded the lowest with N727.

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