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Rice prices hit 6-year high as Thailand and Vietnam face drought

NIKKEI - 3/30/2020 9:33:00 PM
HANOI/BANGKOK -- International prices of rice have surged as droughts keep production low in key exporters Thailand and Vietnam, while panic buying amid the coronavirus pandemic is also tightening supply. The benchmark export price of Thai-grown rice reached about $550 a ton in late March, the highest since August 2013, according to the country ...

Commodity prices drop in Ctg wholesale hub

The Daily Star - 3/26/2020 7:09:00 PM
Wholesale prices of commodities witnessed a drastic fall at the Khatunganj wholesale hub in Chattogram ... Retailers were found charging Tk 48 for each kg of atap and boiled miniket rice, a hike by Tk 6 compared to last week. The wholesale prices of different types of rice fell by only Tk 50 per sack of 50 kg, said Najmul Hoque, a retailer ...

Coronavirus: Commodity prices rise in Lango, Moyo

Daily Monitor - 3/23/2020 7:07:00 PM
Findings. Prices of beans, salt, Irish potatoes, sugar, rice and others have more than doubled. The coronavirus scare, which continues to slow down the global economy, has led to drastic increase in prices of basic commodities in Lango Sub-region and Moyo District. A mini-survey conducted by Daily Monitor in local markets and retail shops in ...

Prices of basic commodities in Davao set

Sun Star - 3/20/2020 10:56:00 AM
has released the prevailing prices of basic goods and commodities and urged the public to report those who defy the prices set. National Food Authority (NFA) regular milled rice is pegged at P27 per kilogram (kg) while the price of imported regular milled rice is at P29/kg to P35/kg. Imported well-milled rice and imported premium rice should ...

Odisha lockdown: Prices of essential commodities rise as shutdown tightens

The New Indian Express - 3/27/2020 3:51:00 AM
The worst hit of the price rise are the poor and daily wagers who are struggling to eke out a living in the lockdown period.

RPT-Asia Rice-Locked-down India rates hit 3-month low; Thai prices off 6-1/2-yr peaks

Reuters - 3/27/2020 1:50:00 AM
A nationwide lockdown in leading rice exporter India to curtail the spread of the coronavirus pushed export prices to the lowest in about three months, while rates for the Thai variety came off multi-year peaks due to fluctuations in the local currency.

Essential commodities to be given through FP shops from Sunday

The Hindu - 3/28/2020 2:52:00 PM
The supply of essential commodities through fair price (FP shops), also known as ration depots, for the month of April will be done from March 29 (Sunday), as part of the measures being taken by the government to check the spread of COVID-19. Rice and red gram will be given free. Instead of taking the thumb impression of the card holder through ...

PH eyes rice imports from India, Pakistan

Philippine Daily Inquirer - 3/29/2020 8:32:00 PM
If necessary, IATF said it would also tap the state-owned Philippine International Trading Corp. to import 300,000 metric tons (MT) of rice via a government-to-government scheme with ... After President Duterte put the country under a state of calamity, palay prices have picked up following a series of decline that began last year as the ...

Sharp increase in prices of essential commodities

The Hindu - 3/23/2020 6:57:00 PM
The price of fruits, vegetables, flowers and other essential commodities increased manifold in the district ... According to the shopkeepers, the sale of rice, varieties of flours, cereals, pulses, edible oils and other essentials had doubled in spite ...

COVID-19: Inflation hits prices of food commodities in FCT

The Guardian Nigeria - 3/30/2020 3:21:00 PM
He said the price of imported rice, previously selling between N22,000 and N23,000 now sells at N30,500. He further said that with the government’s lockdown order, prices of food commodities would continue to rise. Mrs Chioma Peters, a garri dealer, corroborated Ikechukwu’s view, saying COVID-19 scare was largely responsible for hike in the ...