Bangladesh - Food Prices

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Bangladesh food prices data from World Food Programme displayed through VAM Economic Explorer


This dataset contains Food Prices data for Bangladesh. Food prices data comes from the World Food Programme and covers foods such as maize, rice, beans, fish, and sugar for 76 countries and some 1,500 markets. It is updated weekly but contains to a large extent monthly data. The data goes back as far as 1992 for a few countries, although many countries started reporting from 2003 or thereafter.

Data and Resources

  • Bangladesh - Food PricesCSV (434.6K)

    Food prices data with HXL tags

  • Bangladesh - Food Median PricesCSV (51.4K)

    Food median prices data with HXL tags. Median of all prices for a given commodity observed on different markets is shown, together with the market where it was observed. Data are shortened in multiple ways:

    • Rather that prices on all markets, only median price across all markets is shown, together with the market where it has been observed.
    • Only food commodities are displayed (non-food commodities like fuel and wages are not shown).
    • Only data after 2013-01-15 are shown. Missing data are interpolated.
    • Column with shorter commodity names "cmnshort" are available to be used as chart labels.
    • Units are adapted and prices are rescaled in order to yield comparable values (so that they can be displayed and compared in a single chart). Scaling factor is present in scaling column. Label with full commodity name and a unit (with scale if applicable) is in column "label".

    This reduces the amount of data and allows to make cleaner charts.


Source World Food Programme - VAM
Date of Dataset Jan 15, 2004 - Sep 15, 2018
Expected Update Frequency Every week
Methodology Registry
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