Nigeria’s Headline Inflation Increases as Central Bank Intensifies Foreign Exchange Controls

In the first month of 2024, Nigeria’s headline inflation rose from nearly one percent to 29.9%. However, on a year-on-year basis, the January 2024 headline inflation rate was 8.08 percentage points higher than the January 2023 rate. Many commentators identify foreign exchange shortages as the root cause of the naira’s poor performance against major currencies. […]