Food purchasing power of households decreased by 0.5% and 2.8% in rural and urban areas respectively month-on-month;
Retail price of lowest quality rice decreased by 1.3% in rural areas and increased by 1% in urban areas on a month-on-month basis;
Wholesale price of mixed rice decreased by 0.6% month-on-month and 9% year-on-year;
In February, inflation rate was 1.5% and overall food prices increased by 5% year-on-year;
Thai A1 Super white rice decreased by 0.3% and Vietnamese white rice increased 3.3% month-on-month and
International Food Price Index decreased by 3.1% on a month-on-month basis.