The price of rice, gasoline and meats in Phnom Penh’s markets has gone up since January, while the price of fish, vegetables and eggs has dropped, according to a Phnom Penh markets commodity price report released Tuesday by the Ministry of Commerce.
The price of rice increased from 2,620 riel, or about $0.65, per kg, in January, to an average price of 2,720 riel, or about $0.67, in April, the report states.
The most expensive rice in the city was at Central Market, where 1 kg sold for 2,800 riel, or about $0.69. Gasoline prices increased slightly from 5,150 riel, or about $1.28, per liter in January to 5,200 riel, or about $1.3.
The price of gasoline at Total stations was one cent higher at $1.31. The price of pork increased from a base of $4.58 per kilogram to an average price of $5.
As for the decreases, there was a significant drop in the price of beans, tomatoes and morning glory.
The price of smoked fish fell from $43 per kilogram to an average of $38. Duck eggs dropped from $1.46 per 10 eggs to $1.14, while chicken eggs fell from $1.24 to $1.02.
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