Covid-19 FCT Market Assessment

Nigeria announced its first index case of Novel COVID-19 on 27th February 2020. Since then, authorities at different levels have implemented curfews and closed all stores, apart from foodstuffs, pharmacies and other essential services. Consequently, prices for most essential goods have doubled and shortages for key items persist.
GLODARIS research has conducted an assessment in the 6 area councils of Federal Capital Territory Abuja to provide a brief city level overview of market functionality, with a focus on shortages and price spikes for basic food and hygiene items. Findings ABUJA MUNICIPAL AREA COUNCIL The COVID-19 outbreak led to food items price increase by 140% and vegetables (tomatoes, leaves, onions and peppers) prices increased by 90%. in Apo, Damagaza, Dantata, Durumi I; II; III, Kabusa, Dutse, Garki Village, Gudu, Guzape, Kobi, Kurumduma, Gwarinpa, Wumba and Abacha Barracks. Standard hygiene items increased by 150%, whereas disposable gloves, masks and medical alcohol items have witnessed price increases of 130%. consumer behaviour, at around 130% higher than before. Shortages were reported for milk, fish, beaf, hydroxychloroquine, antibiotics, masks, and hygiene products containing alcohol.
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