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High Cost Of Aviation Fuel Major Driver Of July Inflation Rate – LCCI

High Cost Of Aviation Fuel Major Driver Of July Inflation Rate – LCCI

High Cost Of Aviation Fuel Major Driver Of July Inflation Rate – LCCI

High Cost Of Aviation Fuel Major Driver Of July Inflation Rate – LCCI

According to the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI), Nigeria’s inflation rate in July 2022 reached a 17-year high of 19.64% in large part due to the high cost of aviation fuel.

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After the National Bureau of Statistics’ inflation report was released on Monday, LCCI DG Dr. Chinyere Almona revealed this in an interview with NAN.

She continued by saying that the FG’s action to yet has not had an effect on the mounting inflationary pressures.

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Dr Chinyere Almona noted that the high cost of aviation fuel, Jet A1 drove the cost of air transport to the roof, becoming a major driver of the July inflation rate.

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She added that for manufacturers, input prices spiked due to an increase in diesel, coupled with the country’s electricity crisis worsening alongside a bumpy road to renewable energy deployment. She urged FG to deploy a good mix of both fiscal and monetary policies to tackle the core drivers of the inflation scourge in Nigeria.

High Cost Of Aviation Fuel Major Driver Of July Inflation Rate – LCCI

Dr Almona also urged that there should be targeted financing for critical sectors including agriculture, food processing, aviation fuels, transport, and foreign exchange availability for manufacturing inputs.

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“A major worry is about the inflation scourge constraining production, causing job losses, and courting an imminent recession.

“It is obvious that government’s intervention so far has not impacted the inflationary pressures that keep rising till now.

“Without concrete and quick steps to intervene, the rising tide of inflation rate may continue into the end of the year,” she said.

What you should know

  • Nigeria’s inflation rate in the month of July 2022 rose to a 17-year high of 19.64%. This compares to 18.6% recorded in the previous month of June 2022.
  • Food inflation rose to its highest level in 14 months, standing at 22.02% in July 2022, representing a 1.42%-point increase compared to 20.6% recorded in the previous month.
  • The latest inflation data is according to the recently released Consumer Price Index (CPI) report for the month of July 2022, by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
  • The last time Nigeria’s inflation was above 19.64% was in September 2005 when it rose to 24.32%, according to Nairalytics.

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