Average price of kerosene increases slightly in March — NBS

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the average per litre paid by consumers National Household Kerosene increased 361.29 in March from 355.8 in February.

The bureau said this in its “National Household Kerosene Watch (March 2021)’’ obtained from its website by the News Agency of () on Thursday in .

The NBS said the of kerosene increased by 1.54 per cent -on- and by 8.12 per cent year-on-year in the period under review.

It said that states with the highest average price per litre of kerosene were Taraba at 466.67, Ebonyi 450 and Benue 448.15.

However, Bayelsa at 250, Yobe 296.43 and Katsina at 318.33 paid the lowest average price per litre kerosene in March

“Similarly, average price per gallon paid by consumers kerosene increased by 1.86 per cent -on- and by 1.78 per cent year-on-year N1, 236.86 in March from N1, 214.24 in February.

“States with the highest average price per gallon of kerosene were Katsina N1,631.82, Kebbi N1, 592.31 and Kano N1, 440.

“States with the lowest average price per gallon of kerosene were Bayelsa N907.27, Delta N958.96 and Rivers N987.22.”

The NBS said that in arriving at the report, field work was done by more than 700 of its staff in all states of the federation supported by supervisors who were monitored by internal and external observers.

It said the NBS audit team subsequently conducted randomly selected verification of the prices . ()