Rice prices in the region
While cleaning up my archive, I came across some rice price data I gathered some time ago. Quick analysis, and here is a chart showing price of one kilogram of rice in Dhaka and a number of other cities in the region. For benchmarking, I’ve also thrown in the export price of Thai parboiled rice.
Quick notes: monthly data since January 2009 (except Ho Chin Minh City, which is year average); ’average’ or ‘boiled’ rice.
Data source: CEIC Asia.
At a first glance, it seems that rice prices in Dhaka are not particularly high compared with the global market (as proxied by the Thai export prices). But compared to Kolkata, rice is expensive in Dhaka.