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Market Watch 14

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.

On the other hand, wheat, which normally decreases in cost during this period of the year has risen in price over last month because of the winter drought. Potato prices, also very high, have increased by up by 28 percent.

Food price inflation in Nepal remains of high concern. Compared to 18 months ago, the price of musuro (broken lentil) has increased by nearly 50 percent, soybean oil by 32 percent and rice by 25 percent.

Compared to recent months, the supply situation improved across much of Nepal due to the lifting of bandhs in the Terai.

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