Cambodia prepared to control food inflation


Cambodia is monitoring food prices to prevent increases resulting from rising oil prices. The Ministry of Commerce said it will track 50 staple items such as pork, fish, chicken, eggs, duck eggs, vegetables, and rice to ensure prices do not rise too much. The ministry’s spokesman Pen Sovicheat said if prices surge, it will intervene by enhancing supplies to stabilize the price. He added that food inflation in Cambodia has risen sharply but remains below the risk level. The country’s recent inflation rate has averaged at around 3-5%.

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