Cambodia: Food Price and Wage Bulletin: No. 62, April 2014

Situation Report
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  • Food purchasing power of households decreased 2.6% in rural area and increased 2.9% in urban area on a month-on-month basis.

  • Retail price of lowest quality rice increased 1.5% in rural areas and decreased 0.2% in urban areas month-on-month.

  • Wholesale price of mixed rice decreased 1.5% month-on-month and 2.1% year-on-year.

  • The Inflation Rate was 4.9% in April. Food prices increased 0.7% and gasoline prices remained stable month-on-month.

  • FAO Food Price Index averaged 209.3 points, a month-on-month decrease of 1.6% due to a sharp decline in dairy prices.

  • Thai and Vietnamese Export price of rice: Thai rice prices decreased 1.6% and Vietnamese rice prices decreased 0.6% month-on-month.

This Bulletin is a joint publication1 by the Agricultural Marketing Office (Department of Planning and Statistics) of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (AMO MAFF) and the United Nations World Food Programme Cambodia. It monitors the price of food commodities and wage rates of unskilled labor on a monthly basis. It also aims to detect changes and identify trends in the food purchasing power of vulnerable households.