FDC ECONOMIC BULLETIN – FEBRUARY 05, 2019 (Re: January’s headline inflation to dip to 11.35% )

Dear Subscriber,

Nigeria’s headline inflation is projected to slide by 0.09% to 11.35% in January. Typically, disposable income falls in January due to the exigencies of Christmas and payment of school bills. This usually leads to a reduction in aggregate demand and subsequent possible fall in some commodity prices.

A fall in headline inflation will come as a relief to anxious policy makers in Abuja. This is because of fears that inflation was back on an upward trajectory in November and was likely to become intractable. It will also make a good reading for fiscal authorities who have prepared for the impact of the 67% increase in minimum wage.

In the attached bulletin, the FDC Think Tank shares its estimates for January inflation and its implications on your business.

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