From World Food Programme
Trends in staple food prices in selected Vulnerable countries
- Issue No 5, October 2009 -
Asia: Rice and wheat prices have either remained stable or declined during the last quarter, except in Timor Leste where the price of rice and maize has increased significantly. Rice and maize make up 60% of caloric intake for households in Timor Leste. In general, prices remain significantly high in comparison to the long term averages.According to the charts in the report the price of rice has gone up 20% from last quarter and maize, 16%.