The retail and wholesale prices of coarse rice have marked a rise by 23.9 percent and 37.8 percent respectively in the city markets in the first half of November compared to the prices one year back.
The latest issue of the Fortnightly Foodgrain Outlook, a publication of the National Food Policy Capacity Strengthening Programme, said the retail and wholesale prices of one kilogram of coarse rice (Swarna) stood at Tk 35.50 and Tk 33.50 respectively in city markets in mid-November, reports UNB.
The prices are 2.9 percent and 2.3 percent higher than what observed in the beginning of the month.
The retail and wholesale prices of atta (flour) have also marked an increase by 12.1 percent and 11 percent respectively over the same period (first 15 days of November. However, the retail and wholesale prices of atta have declined by 3 percent and 9.4 percent respectively compared to the prices last year.