Price Of Foodstuffs Doubles In Nigerian Market As Christmas Approaches - Survey

Published On: December 19, 2015, 12:57 pm (4 years ago)
Author: MrJohn

 Prices of tomatoes, turkey and rice yesterday soared by over 100 per cent in most markets in Lagos, according to a survey by New Telegraph. The survey showed that a big basket of tomatoes, which previously sold for N3,000 at the Mile 12, and Ogba Sunday markets now sells for N7,000.

A medium-sized basket of fresh pepper now sells for N10,000 from N5,000, while turkey goes for N9,000 as against the N6,000 it sold for in the preceding weeks. A jute bag of onions goes for N12,500 from N11,000 while a 20-litre keg of vegetable oil goes for N6, 100 as against N6,000 previously.

A fourlitre paint measurement of garri still sells for N300. A bag of rice now goes for between 9,400 and 9,600 as against the commodity’s initial price of between 6, 300 and 7,000. In like manner, a 120 kilogramme bag of beans now costs N24,500.00, from the N22,000 it sold for in the preceding weeks.

The traders attributed the high cost of transportation to the lingering fuel scarcity AND THE YULETIDE SEASON as reason for the increase in the prices of these items.


Na wah oh.The painful thing is that once the prices go up,they never come down again!
Christmas in Nigeria is too stressful abeg. For the past years, I dont even bother about Xmas, i just sleep on 24th night and wake up on 27th


Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 12:57 PM | Gistmaniac
Nigerians,always took advantage of a tin as an opportunity or avenue to be rich over night.
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 01:04 PM | Hero
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food way cheap pass for Europe and other sensible country.. na christmas things dey cheap pass self... i hate naija people jor
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 01:09 PM | Addicted Hero
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That is naija for you
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 01:12 PM | Upcoming
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Na normal tin for naija
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 01:38 PM | Gistmaniac
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ONLY IN 9JA, everything na advantage to cheat fellow poor people...
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 01:39 PM | Upcoming
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ONLY IN 9JA, everything na advantage to cheat fellow poor people...
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 01:40 PM | Upcoming
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only in naija.
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 02:07 PM | Gistmaniac
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Diaris God ooo!
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 03:00 PM | Gistmaniac
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kp45 kp45 (m)
Na today
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 06:10 PM | Hero
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Our people are evil that is why the gods are visiting untold hardship on us.
You will see tfare soaring high as if minimum wage increased meanwhile some people
Are even losing their jobs at this time. May God help us while we try to change our attitudes
Until then there will never be development in this big village
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 07:41 PM | Upcoming
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Selfish pple we have in our country. Na we dey do our self.
Posted: (4 years ago) at 19-12-2015 10:38 PM | Addicted Hero
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Novic Novic (m)
9ja with madness, that is how the things they be everytime. its only God that can help us
Posted: (4 years ago) at 20-12-2015 05:21 AM | Hero
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Season tynz, time to make it by fire by force in naija
Posted: (4 years ago) at 20-12-2015 01:53 PM | Upcoming
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A country where govt can not control price of food items because nobody cares, all they care is how to steal ,embezzled and loots our fund transfer it to foreign country. and that rice you said 9,400 and 9,600 is not the original one, original rice is between 13,000 to 14,000 Naira as of last 2 weeks.
Posted: (4 years ago) at 20-12-2015 01:58 PM | Gistmaniac
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lolzzz no blame dem nw, abi u know say christmas don reach.
Posted: (4 years ago) at 23-12-2015 11:47 PM | Hero
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Novic Novic (m)
We are the one in this country that was using sumthn to hard ourselve, why they have to double the price of food stuff in market. its becz of the year, is this Dec different frm other mnth we are the one that was using hard mentality on ourselve
Posted: (4 years ago) at 24-12-2015 05:44 AM | Hero
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That is how christmas has always been.
Posted: (4 years ago) at 5-01-2016 08:03 AM | Gistmaniac
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Quote from: Opeyemi Oladipupo on 24-12-2015 05:44 AM
We are the one in this country that was using sumthn to hard ourselve, why they have to double the price of food stuff in market. its becz of the year, is this Dec different frm other mnth we are the one that was using hard mentality on ourselve
yes oooh
Posted: (4 years ago) at 27-03-2016 03:58 PM | Hero
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