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Average price for 5kg cooking gas increases to N3,800.47 – NBS


By The Evangelist

The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS), says the average price for refilling a 5kg gas cylinder of Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) increased to N3,800.47 in April 2022.

The NBS said to refill the gas cylinder used to cost N3,778.30 as recorded in March 2022.

This is contained in the NBS Liquefied Petroleum Gas (Cooking Gas) Price Watch for April 2022 released in Abuja on Thursday.

The report said the increase indicates a 0.59 per cent increase month-on-month.

However, on a year-on-year basis, it said the average retail price for cooking gas increased by 83.67 per cent from N2,069.21 in April 2021.

It said according to state profile analysis, the highest average price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas was recorded in Gombe with N4,337.50, followed by Bayelsa with N4,250.00 and Adamawa with N4,220.00.

On the other hand, Yobe recorded the lowest average price with N2,931.83, this was followed by Sokoto and Zamfara with N3,000.00 and N3,250.00.

The report said that prices analysed by zones showed that the average retail price for refilling a 5kg cylinder of cooking gas was highest in the South-East with N4, 041.39.

It was followed by the South-South with N3, 896.59 and North-Central with N3,835.83.

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