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  • Market Watch 842017-01-11

    In October 2016, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal were relatively stable due to the ongoing summer crop harvest, better road access and improved food supply with the end of the monsoon and start of the winter season.
    Overall inflation rate in October 2016 was 6.7 percent. The food and beverage group was 5.7 percent. Several food sub-groups were relatively higher: sugar and sugar products (17.8 percent), fruits (10.0 percent), vegetables (7.6 percent), and pulses and legumes (6.4 percent).

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  • Market Watch 832016-10-06

    In August 2016, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the lean season of most cereal crops and limited access to roads, mainly in the hill and mountain districts.
    Overall inflation rate in August 2016 was 8.6 percent. The food and beverage group was 9.3 percent. Several food sub-groups were higher: sugar and sugar products (19.5 percent), pulses and legumes (18.7 percent), vegetables (17.9 percent) and fruit (12.6 percent).

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  • Market Watch 822016-08-22

    In June 2016, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the start of the lean season of most cereal crops.
     Overall inflation rate in June 2016 was 11.1 percent. The food and beverage group was similar at 11.9 percent, while various food sub-groups were higher: vegetables (29.4 percent), pulses and legumes (21.5 percent), sugar and sugar products (13.5 percent), meat and fish (12.7 percent) and ghee and oil (12.6 percent).

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  • Market Watch 812016-06-17

     In April 2016, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend after a continuous fall in most food prices over the past three months.
     Overall inflation rate in April 2016 was 9.7 percent. The food and beverage group was similar, at 9.3 percent, as were two food sub-groups, milk products and eggs (9.8 percent) and vegetables (9.2 percent). Two other food sub-groups were significantly higher: pulses and legumes (26.8 percent) and ghee and oil (15.5 percent).

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  • Market Watch 802016-04-06

    In February 2016, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed a downward trend due to several factors: normalization of cross-border trade in the Terai, mainly through Birgunj-Raxaul, improved food supplies with increased availability of fuel and transportation and better road access.
     Overall inflation rate in February 2016 was 11.3 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 12.8 percent, as were several sub-groups: pulses and legumes (39.7 percent), ghee and oil (23.1 percent), meat and fish (12.6 percent) and cereal grains (11.7 percent).

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  • Market Watch 792016-01-28

     In December 2015, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal continued to rise. This is due to the disruptions to cross-border trade in the Terai, notably at the Birgunj-Raxual border point, which has limited the supply of essential goods, led to a shortage of fuel, and hindered transportation services.
    Overall inflation rate in December 2015 was 11.6 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 14.8 percent, as were several sub-groups: legume varieties (48.9 percent), ghee and oil (42.3 percent), fruit (14.3 percent) and meat & fish (13.9 percent).

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  • Market Watch 782015-12-29

    In October 2015, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the interruption of food supplies because of prolonged general strikes (bandhs) and disruption of cross-border trade in the Terai, most notably at the Birgunj-Raxual border point.

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  • Market Watch 762015-09-07

    In July 2015, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the lean season and the interruption in supplies because of frequent road obstructions caused by monsoon rains and landslides.
    Overall inflation rate in July 2015 was 7.6 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 9.2 percent, as were several sub-groups: legume varieties (36.1 percent), spices (15.7 percent), fruits (13.1 percent) and cereal grains (12.6 percent).

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  • Market Watch 752015-08-12

    In May 2015, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the start of the lean season and following an upward trend in global markets (e.g., pulses).
    Overall inflation rate in May 2015 was 7.1 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 8.9 percent, as were several sub-groups: legume varieties (24.5 percent), milk products and eggs (13.4 percent), fruits (13.3 percent) and spices (12.6 percent).

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  • Market Watch 742015-04-17

    In February 2015, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed marginal fluctuations due to smooth functioning of markets and improved supplies.

    Overall inflation rate in February 2015 was 7.0 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 9.1 percent,as were several sub-groups: milk products and eggs (17.6 percent), legume varieties (16.2 percent), spices (9.5percent) and fruits (8.9 percent).

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  • Market Watch 732015-03-23

    In January 2015, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed marginal fluctuations, with a seasonal decline in newly harvested crops, such as rice and potato, and a marginal increase of other commodities, such as pulses and edible oils.

    Overall inflation rate in January 2015 was 6.8 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 9.0 percent, as were several sub-groups: milk products and egg (17.4 percent), legume varieties (13.7 percent), spices (11.1 percent) and fruits (10.8 percent).

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  • Market watch 722015-01-30

    n December 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal remained relatively stable due to the increased supply of newly harvested summer crops and the smooth operation of transportation services across the country.
    Overall inflation rate in December 2014 was 7.0 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 9.8 percent,as were several sub-groups: legume varieties (13.7 percent), fruits (13.3 percent), cereal grains (13.3 percent),and spices (11.7 percent).

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  • Market watch 712014-12-31

    In November 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed a mixed trend, with a seasonal decline of recently harvested summer crops such as rice and a marginal increase of lean season commodities such as pulses and wheat flour.
    Overall inflation rate in November 2014 was 7.2 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 9.9 percent,as were several sub-groups: fruits (13.4 percent), cereal grains (12.7 percent), legume varieties (11.7 percent),and milk and dairy products (10.7 percent).

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  • Market watch 702014-12-04

    Retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal were stable in October 2014 due to the ongoing summer crop harvest and better road access and food supply with the start of the winter season.

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  • Market Watch 692014-10-29

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  • Market Watch 682014-10-01

    In August 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal increased due to

    the ongoing rainy season and lean season period.

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  • Market Watch 672014-08-29

    In July 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the lean season and the monsoon period.   

    Overall inflation rate in July 2014 was 8.1 percent. The food and beverage group was higher at 11.1 percent, as were several sub-groups: fruits (25.5 percent), vegetables (21.2 percent), meat and fish (15.9 percent), and milk and dairy products (10.9 percent). 

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  • Market Watch 662014-07-25

    In June 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed an upward trend due to the lean season of most crops and the onset of the monsoon period.

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  • Market Watch 652014-06-10

    In May 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed a marginal increase due to the onset of the lean season of most crops.

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  • Market Watch 642014-04-30

    In April 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal were relatively stable or showed a marginal increase due to the onset of the lean season of most crops.

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  • Market Watch 632014-03-31

    In March 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed a marginal increase due to the beginning of the lean season of summer crops and the pre-harvest period of winter crops.

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  • Market Watch 622014-02-28

    In February 2014, retail prices of food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed a mixed trend,with an upward trend of coarse rice and wheat flour and a downward trend of pulses and potato

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  • Market Watch 612014-01-30

    In January 2014, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal were relatively stable with some marginal fluctuations.

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  • Market Watch 602013-12-30

    In December 2013, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed a downward trend due to the increased supply of recently harvested crops or improved access to roads mainly in the Hill and Mountain regions.

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  • Market Watch 592013-11-28

    In November 2013, retail prices of most food commodities monitored across Nepal showed an increase month-onmonth,although there was a seasonal price decline for coarse rice. Supply of food and non-food commodities isnormal due to the smooth operation of transport services and improved access to fair weather roads and trails.

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  • Market Watch 582013-10-30

    Retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal slightly increased in October 2013 due to an increase in demand during the Dashain and Tihar festivals.

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  • Market Watch 572013-09-27

    Retail prices of food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal showed mixed trends, with an upward trend in staple cereal prices ......

     

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  • Market Watch 562013-08-30

    Retail prices of food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal mostly remained high or marginally increased over the past one month.....

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  • Market Watch 552013-07-31

    Retail prices of food commodities monitored in various markets across the country showed an upward trend in July 2013 due to the lean season and the interruption.....

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  • Market Watch 54 2013-06-28

    Retail prices of most staple food commodities regularly monitored by MoAD and WFP across the country showed an upward trend over the past one month.....

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  • Market Watch 53 2013-05-31

    Retail prices of monitored food commodities generally followed seasonal trends in May 2013; with lean season commodity prices relatively higher and recently harvested crop prices lower.....

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  • Market Watch 52 2013-04-29

    Retail prices of most commodities monitored in various markets across the country showed a marginal increase over the past one month.....

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  • Market Watch 512013-03-28

    Most retail prices monitored in various markets across the country showed a marginal increase over the past one month....

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  • Market Watch 502013-02-27

    Most retail prices monitored in various markets across the country mostly remained stable over the past one month which is an indication of smooth functioning of commodity markets....

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  • Market Watch 492013-01-30

    Most retail prices monitored in various markets across the country were marginally increased or remainedstable over the past one month. An increased trend is due to lean period for some commodities such as wheatflour and broken lentil, while for other commodities it remained stable due to improved supplies.....

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  • Market Watch 482012-12-28

    Prices of recently harvested crops such as coarse rice showed a seasonal decline, while that of lean season commodities such as wheat flour and pulses observed a marginal increase over the past one month.....

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  • Market Watch 472012-11-28

    Food prices monitored in various markets across the country remained relatively stable in November 2012 due to recent harvest of summer crops and smooth operation of transport services.....

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  • Market Watch 462012-10-29

    Retail prices of food commodities monitored in various markets across the country were slightly declined or remained stable in October 2012 due to ongoing harvests of summer crops and the end of monsoon season....

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  • Market Watch 452012-09-25

    Most food prices monitored in various markets across the country continued to rise in September 2012.This upward trend of food prices is due to the lean period and the monsoon season....

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  • Market Watch 442012-08-27

    In August 2012, prices of most monitored food commodities have reached the highest level sinceSeptember last year. This upward trend is the result of lean season and frequent disruption in supply dueto the monsoon....

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  • Market Watch 432012-07-26

    In July 2012, national average price of most monitored food commodities remained relatively stable.However, market linked only with fair weather roads like Bajura have shown higher percentage of price increase compared to other markets....

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  • Market Watch 422012-06-28

    Most food prices monitored in various markets have shown relatively stable over the past one month due to improved supply conditions as compared to May 2012.....

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  • Market Watch 412012-05-29

    Retail prices of food commodities monitored in various markets have increased over the past one month which is a result of prolonged bandhs (general strikes) across the country in May 2012....

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  • Market Watch 402012-04-27

    Retail prices of most food commodities monitored in various markets show a normal fluctuation over the past one month, which is an indication of normal functioning of markets across the country....

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  • Market Watch 392012-03-26

    Most food prices monitored in various markets show a marginal fluctuation over the past one month which is an indication of improved food supply across the country....

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  • Market Watch 382012-02-28

    Prices of most monitored food commodities remained stable over the past four months which indicatenormal functioning of commodity markets across the country.....

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  • Market Watch 372012-01-30

    Food prices have mostly remained stable even in low production areas of the hill and mountain regions,which is an indication of improved staple food supplies across the country.....

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  • Market Watch 362011-12-26

    Recently harvested 2011 summer crop has resulted in a seasonal decline in the price of coarse rice, while the lean season has slightly pushed up the prices of wheat flour and edible oils over the past one month....

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  • Market Watch 352011-11-30

    Prices of most staple foods have remained stable over the past one month as a result of improved food supplies and good harvest of summer crops.....

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  • Market Watch 342011-10-24

    Most monitored food prices are on a downward trend in the month of October compared to September 2011 due to an improvement in supply, completion of maize harvest and beginning of paddy harvest....

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  • Market Watch 332011-09-27

    In September 2011, prices of most monitored commodities across the various markets show marginal fluctuations with few exceptions– an indication of improved market integration across the country.....

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  • Market Watch 322011-08-26

    According to the Nepal Rastra Bank, the year-on-year (y-o-y) consumer price inflation increased by 8.8 percent in mid June 2011 compared to 8.2 percent in last year. The price index of food and beverage rose by 14.3 percent, while the index of cereal grains remained at 10.4 percent in the same period.....

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  • Market Watch 312011-07-25

    Prices of most monitored commodities showed a nominal increase in the last month. The average prices of coarse rice and wheat flour have increased by 1.0 percent and 0.8 percent respectively, while that of black gram and broken lentils have increased by less than 0.5 percent in the past one month....

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  • Market Watch 302011-06-27

    The price of staple cereals has remained relatively stable. The average price of coarse rice has increased by a nominal 0.9 percent, while that of wheat flour has decreased by 1.2 percent in the past one month....

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  • Market Watch 292011-05-30

    As per the report released by Nepal Rastra Bank in mid-April 2011, the year-on-year (y-o-y) price index of food and beverage increased by 17.3 percent of which the index of vegetable groups increased by a highest rate of 61.1 percent. The overall inflation, as measured by the consumer price index, remained at 10.6 percent in the same period....

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  • Market Watch 282011-03-31

    National food price inflation remains of significant concern. Nepal Rastra Bank’s latest data indicates yearon-year food price inflation of 16.6 percent, this comes on top of food price inflation of 17.5percent in the corresponding period last year....

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  • Market Watch 272010-12-25

    National food price inflation remains of significant concern. Nepal Rastra Bank’s latest data indicates yearon-year food price inflation over 13 percent and cereal grain price inflation of over 15 percent....

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  • Market Watch 262010-08-24

    National food price inflation remains of significant concern. Nepal Rastra Bank’s latest data indicates yearon-year food price inflation is over 15 percent....

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  • Market Watch 252010-07-27

    National food price inflation remains of significant concern. Staple food prices, including those of coarse rice and wheat, rose over the past month. Nepal Rastra Bank’s June 2010 data indicates year-on-year food price inflation is over 14 percent for staple commodities....

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  • Market Watch 242010-05-31

    National food price inflation remains of significant concern. Staple food prices, including those of coarse rice and wheat, rose slightly over the past month. Nepal Rastra Bank’s May 2010 data indicates that recent year-on-year food price inflation is over 14.6 percent. High food prices are driving overall consumer price inflation, which is currently estimated at 10.8 percent....

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  • Market Watch 232010-03-31

    National food price inflation remains of significant concern. Staple food prices, including those of coarse rice and wheat,rose slightly over the past month. Nepal Rastra Bank’s March 2010 data indicates that recent year-on-year food price inflation is over 18 percent. High food prices are driving overall consumer price inflation, which is currently estimated at 12.6 percent....

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  • Market Watch 222010-02-26

    National food price inflation still remains of significant concern. The most recent year-on-year food price inflation figure provided by the Nepal Rastra Bank in February was 18.1 percent (compared to 17.8 percent last month). High food prices are driving overall high consumer price inflation, which is currently estimated at 11.8 percent....

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  • Market Watch 212010-01-29

    High food prices remain a significant concern. The most recent year-on-year food price inflation figure provided by the Nepal Rastra Bank in January was 17.8 percent --up by almost 2 percent compared to last month.High food prices are driving overall high consumer price inflation, which is currently estimated at 11.3 percent....

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  • Market Watch 202009-12-31

    High food prices remain a significant concern for Nepal. The most recent year-on-year food price inflation figure provided by the Nepal Rastra Bank in November was over 16 percent....

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  • Market Watch 192009-10-26

    High food prices have remained of significant concern for over 18 months. The recent year-on-year food price inflation figure provided by the Nepal Rastra Bank in October was 16.3 percent....

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  • Market Watch 182009-09-29

    During the past 12 month period, the price of key commodities has continued to increase: blackgram by 21 percent,musuro (broken lentil) by 30 percent, potato by 50 percent, rice by three percent and wheat flour by six percent....

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  • Market Watch 172009-08-27

    The price of staple food in Nepal is now as high, or higher than, during the peak of the international food crisis in August 2008....

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  • Market Watch 162009-07-27

    The price of most staple food commodities increased slightly during July. The price of rice increased on average by 3 percent, black gram by 7 percent, lentils by 2 percent and the price of wheat increased by 1 percent....

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  • Market Watch 152009-06-26

    Food price inflation remains of serious concern across Nepal. According to figures recently released by the Nepal Rastra Bank, the year-on year inflation for food and beverage was 16.5 percent for May...

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  • Market Watch 142009-05-20

    Staple food prices across Nepal remain significantly higher when compared to the same period last year. The good news is that commodity prices, however, have begun to stabilize....

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  • Market Watch 132009-04-30

    Supply constraints remained a serious concern for rural markets this month. Many rural markets are now experiencing critical food shortages for the second month in a row due to bandhs and fuel shortages....

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  • Market Watch 122009-03-31

    A 13-day bandh in the Terai disrupted markets in Kailali, Banke and Parsa and caused severe supply scarcity and food security distressin various hill and mountain feeder markets including: Ilam, Dadeldhura, Baitadi, Bajhang, Achham, Bajura and Udayapur.....

     

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  • Market Watch 112009-02-26

    Recent cases of bird flu in the Eastern Terai continue to result in falling chicken prices across the country as consumers remain concerned about purchasing the product. In Kathmandu the price of chicken fell by almost 25 percent this month....

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  • Market Watch 102009-01-21

    The two percent increase in the price of coarse rice this month signals the end of the seasonal downward trend in prices after the paddy harvest. The price of coarse rice remains 17 percent higher than the same period last year.

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  • Market Watch 92008-12-30

    This month the central bank announced that year on year inflation in Nepal has increased to 14.5 percent, from 6.3 percent in the previous year - largely as a result of continuing high food and transportation costs

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  • Market Watch 82008-11-27

    Recent harvesting, particularly paddy and maize, has resulted in expected seasonal price decreases for many key commodities, including a 5.5 percent national average decrease in the price of coarse rice...

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  • Market Watch 72008-10-24

    Food prices have largely continued to rise across Nepal and in some parts have been further affected by the closure of the East-West highway in the Eastern and Far-Western Terai, and the Karnali highway due to floods and landslides.....

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  • Market Watch 62008-09-27

    Districts in the Mid- and Far-Western Hills and Mountains continue to face severe problems of food insecurity due to high food prices, natural disasters and hindered access to markets. On the positive side, the recent maize harvest has decreased maize prices substantially...

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  • Market Watch 52008-08-29

    Severe problems of food insecurity reported in districts of Mid- and Far-Western hills and mountains due to rising food prices, unavailability of food in the market and little or no household stock.

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  • Market Watch 42008-07-28

    The transport sector is currently experiencing multiple problems in the form of price hikes, fuel shortages and protests, since the Government of Nepal announced a fuel price rise in the range of 9 to 27% effective from 10 June, 2008.

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  • Market Watch 32008-02-27

    The price developments of key commodities provide a direct indication of the food security outlook for the different regions of Nepal. The ban on export of non-basmati rice put in place by India a few months ago, coupled with increasing fuel prices, fuel shortages and transportation strikes are already showing their impact on the food security situation of the Nepali population, particularly the poor.

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  • Market Watch 22007-05-26

    This week WFP and FAO will release a joint study on food and agricultural markets in Nepal, titled Food and Agricultural Markets in Nepal. It describes how food grain markets work in Nepal, examines the price formation process, the internal transport and distribution system and identifies the main market players. A copy of the report is available from WFP....

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  • Market Watch 12006-12-25

    The price development of key commodities and inputs provide a direct indication of food security and vulnerability in different regions of the country. The Food Security Monitoring and Analysis System collects and analyses price and market information in 34 districts in the country.....

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