NBS: kerosene price rose by 3.28% in August

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the average price per litre paid by consumers for household kerosene increased by 3.28 per cent month-on-month and by 7.41 per cent year-on-year to N346.53 in August from N335.54 the previous month.

According to its report entitled: “National Household Kerosene Price Watch – August 2020,” states with the lowest average price per litre of kerosene were Bayelsa (N257.78), Zamfara (N285.56) and Kebbi (N292.26).

The report, which was posted on the Bureau’s website said states with the highest average price per gallon of kerosene were Ekiti (N1,387.89), Borno (N1,383.33) and Plateau (N1,354.55).

States with the lowest average price per gallon of kerosene were Osun (N987.50), Anambra N1,068.33) and Delta (N1,095.80).

It added that average price per gallon paid by consumers for household kerosene increased by 0.92 per cent month-on-month and by 0.66 per cent year-on-year to N1,218.48 in August 2020 from N1,207.43 in July 2020.

States with the highest average price per litre of kerosene were Ebonyi (N397.62), Enugu (N395.87), and Borno (N393.61).

Similarly, the NBS in another report entitled: “Premium Motor Spirit (Petrol) Price Watch – August 2020” The NBS said states with the highest average price of premium motor spirit (petrol) were Taraba (N153.67), Kebbi (N153.65) and Abia (N152.00).

According to the report, the average price paid by consumers for premium motor spirit (petrol) increased by 2.26 per cent year-on-year and month-on-month by 3.59 per cent to N148.78 in August 2020 from N143.63 in July.

NBS said states with the lowest average price of premium motor spirit (petrol) were Jigawa (N143.41), Niger (N143.90) and Sokoto (N145).

Meanwhile, the NBS said states with the highest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Akwa Ibom (N4,622.50), Cross River (N4,567.50) and Bayelsa (N4,544.44).

In another report “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) Price Watch – August 2020”, said similarly, average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) increased by 0.24 per cent month-on-month and decreased by -2.04 per cent year-on-year to N4,136.80 in August 2020 from N4,126.82 in July 2020.

The report said average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased by 0.40 per cent month-on-month and decreased by -1.06 per cent year-on-year to N1979.15 in August 2020 from N1971.34 in July 2020.

The report reads in part: “States with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (cooking gas) were Imo (N1,672.22), Enugu (N1,700.00) and Jigawa (N1,704.55).

States with the highest average price for the refilling of a 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) were Bauchi (N2,489.60), Adamawa (N2,402.27) and Borno (N2,397.77).

States with the lowest average price for the refilling of a 12.5kg cylinder for LPG were Kano (N3,732.53), Oyo (N3,778.47) and Zamfara (N3,781.09).”

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