The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the average price to refill 5kg cylinder for Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas), decreased by N2,000.34 in August 2019 from N2,024.80 in July.
The bureau said this in its “Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) Price Watch’’ for August obtained from its website on Tuesday in Abuja.
It said that the decrease was by -1.21 per cent month-on-month and by -2.62 per cent year-on-year.
“Similarly, average price for the refilling of a 12.5 kg cylinder for cooking gas increased by 0.09 per cent month-on-month and decreased by -3.35 per cent year-on-year to N4,220.11 in August 2019 from N4,216.29 in July.
The NBS said the various prices were collected across all the 774 local governments across all states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), from more than 10,000 respondents and locations.
The NBS said its audit team subsequently conducted randomly selected verification of prices recorded.
edited by Sadiya Hamza