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In January 2017, retail prices of most food commodities monitored in 12 markets across Nepal were stable (or declined) due to the improved supply of food from the summer crop harvest and stable transportation services.
Overall inflation rate in January 2017 was 3.2 percent. The food and beverage group was at -0.7 percent. Several food sub-groups were higher: sugar and sugar products (15.0 percent), spices (5.8 percent) and milk and milk products (2.9 percent).
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).