Liberia Market Price Monitor: No. 38, August 2013

Report
from World Food Programme, Government of Liberia
Published on 10 Oct 2013 View Original

Highlights

  • The absence of local domestically produced rice in most markets throughout Liberia has led to higher demand for imported rice with slight price rise in Bo-waterside, Buchanan and Foya markets;

  • International rice prices continue on downward trend, due to abundant supply and falling prices in major exporting countries in Asia;

  • Palm oil prices are stable but could go up due to late heavy rains which may adversely limit production;

  • Gasoline prices remain stable but expected to rise in coming months due to increase in global oil prices;

  • Casual labourers continue to experience improvement in their food purchasing power as a result of stable imported rice prices against increasing wage rates