March 17, 2023

Nigeria Economic Update (Issue 7)

According to a report from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), the cost of main petroleum products like kerosene, diesel, and Premium Motor Spirit (PMS) all increased in general in January 2023. In particular, the research demonstrated that the cost of PMS increased by 24.70% month-on-month rising from N206.19 in December 2022 to N257.12 in January 2023. 

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