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Price of rice and cooking oil dropped in the global market

Industry: Commodity

The price of food products decreased in the global market last February. As a result, the market has been in downward trend for 11 consecutive months. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the food index in February was 129.8 points, which is 0.6 percent lower than in January. Even 18.7 percent lower than the peak price of last March. The prices of rice, dairy products, edible oil, etc. have decreased in the world market last month, but the prices of sugar and wheat have increased.

According to FAO, prices for edible oil decreased by 3.2% last month. Almost all edible oils, including palm, soybean, sunflower, and rapeseed oils, are cheaper right now. Moreover, dairy costs decreased by 2.7% in February compared to January. On the other hand, sugar prices increased 6.9% last month, the highest in six years. According to industry analysts, the rise in Ukraine’s supply is one of the factors contributing to the recent decline in food prices on the global market.


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The Daily Kaler Kantho

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Sugar prices continue to rise

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Despite a record reduction in import taxes to keep the market steady before Ramadan, sugar prices in Bangladesh have continued to rise at both the wholesale and retail sectors.

The National Board of Revenue (NBR) removed the specific import duties of Tk 3,000 for raw sugar and Tk 6,000 for refined sugar on February 26 with immediate effect. It also cut the regulatory duty on the import of sugar to 25 per cent from 30 per cent. After the reduction, the overall import cost of raw and refined sugar is expected to decline by Tk 6,500 and Tk 9,000 per tonne at the import stage, respectively. Still, the price of sugar shows no sign of cooling down. Rather, it increased by Tk 130, or 3 per cent, per maund in the wholesale market

The price increase came amid continued supply shortage and a spike in demand for the kitchen item on the occasion of the fasting month when sugar is used in verities of items.


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The Daily Star

PMO meeting will focus on the price issue

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According to reports, the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) will meet today (Sunday, 12th March, 2023) to discuss ways for regulating the market for necessities during the forthcoming Ramadan. The meeting, which will be presided over by the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister, Mohammad Tofazzel Hossain Miah, is anticipated to assess the costs, supplies, and stock levels of the essential commodities.

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No shortage of commodities before Ramadan: Chittagong traders

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According to Chittagong traders, there won’t be a lack of necessities before Ramadan. According to traders based in Chattogram’s Khatunganj, the nation’s largest wholesale market, essential items have begun to arrive in the market against recently opened letters of credit (LCs). As a result, they claimed, the import has assisted wholesalers in accumulating a huge stock of necessary goods.

Sources said five ships carrying a combined 241,000 tonnes of sugar arrived at the Chittagong seaport last month. Also, importers opened Letters of Credit (LC) for 565,000 tonnes of sugar that are anticipated to arrive at the Chittagong port soon. Importers opened Letters of Credit in January to bring in 29,000 tonnes of dates during Ramadan. Several of these shipments have already arrived at the port in the interim.

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The Financial Express

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The cost of broiler chicken jumped by Tk 20 per kilogram during the course of the week at the city markets, where it was offered on Friday for Tk 250–260 per kilogram. On Friday, the Sonalika kind of chicken was offered for Tk 350–370 per kilogram, while the local variety was priced at Tk 600–700 per kilogram. The price of beef jumped by Tk 30 to 50 per kilogram on the capital’s marketplaces, selling for Tk 750 to Tk 780 per kilogram whereas Mutton’s price climbed by Tk 100 per kilogram, and on Friday, it was offered for Tk 1,000–1,100 per kilogram.


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New Age

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