Nigeria’s headline inflation rate surpassed 20% y/y for the first time in 17 years in August and we think that this will prompt the central bank to respond with a 50bp increase to its benchmark interest rate, to 14.50%, later this month. But with inflation close to a peak and elections in early 2023 coming into view, further monetary tightening beyond September seems unlikely.
Become a member to read more
This is premium content that requires an active Capital Economics subscription to view.
Already a member?
You may already have access to this premium content as part of a paid subscription.
Sign in to read the content in full or get details of how you can access it
Register for free
Sign up for a free account to gain:
- Unlock additional content
- Register for Capital Economics events
- Receive email updates and economist-curated newsletters
- Request a free trial of our services