Food price inflation may slow down poverty reduction in Bangladesh

Published Nov 22, 2021

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As Bangladesh's economy is still under recovery from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, an upward trend in the prices of different commodities from the food consumption basket has been hovering over the food market lately - adding fuel to the fire. According to the Department of Agricultural Marketing, recently the prices of many essential commodities have skyrocketed.

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Vegetables such as local potato, carrot, red spinach (laal shak), green banana (kacha kola), Malabar spinach (pui shak), tomato, lady's finger (okra), lemon (kagji), onion etc., have experienced a significant increase in prices (between 13 per cent and 106 per cent) in early November 2021 compared to the prices at the beginning of September 2021. Prices of farm-raised hen, eggs from local hen and local ducks also noticeably grew around 10 per cent in November 2021 compared to September, 2021. Even though some food items have experienced a drastic rise in prices, others faced a relatively lower price bump. For example, condensed milk, local hen, palm oil, local wheat, and lentil had a price incline between 7 and 9 per cent. Local Boro rice became 7 per cent more expensive while soybean oil price rose by 7 per cent. The prices of green chili, molasses, and flour (ata) went up by around 4 per cent. The price of local turmeric remained steady at BDT 145 per kilogram over the last two ...
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