Cambodia Food Price and Wage Bulletin - July 2011, Issue 29
Food purchasing power of households increased in both rural and urban areas on a month-on-month basis. However, on a year-on-year basis, food purchasing power of vulnerable households increased in rural areas but decreased in urban areas.
Retail price of lowest quality rice was stable in both rural and urban areas on a month-on-month basis, slightly decreasing by 0.1% and 1.1%, respectively. However, on a year-on-year basis, rice prices increased in both rural and urban areas, increasing by 9.4% and 13.2%, respectively (nominal terms).
Wholesale price of mixed rice increased by 4.1% month-on-month and 16.1% year-on-year (nominal terms).
Export price of Thai and Vietnamese rice, benchmarks for Asia, increased by 5.7% and 8.4% month-on-month, respectively.
On a year-on-year basis, Thai export prices increased by 29.1%, and Vietnamese export prices increased by 43.4%.
International rice prices, measured by the FAO (global) All Rice Price Index, increased by 2.8% month-on-month and by 18.7% year-on-year.