Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor, May 2016 - Issue 29
The pace of general and food inflation in the region remained strong in April, rising by 3.8 percent and 7.2 percent, respectively, compared to the same month last year.
The Government of India imposed limits on sugar stocks because of rising prices, as sugar prices increased 9.1 percent in April.
Wholesale rice prices in Thailand (25 percent broken rice) increased 1.2 percent month on month but were up 7.6 percent year on year.
The Government of Bangladesh will buy 700 000 tonnes of paddy directly from farmers as the price continued to decrease.
Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand have been compelled to reduce their rubber exports through August 2016 because of oversupply and weak demand.