Mixed price trends were observed across most commodities, but significantly so for rice and onions, due to a combination of impacts from the recent monsoon rains and import disruptions. Wage rates remain unpredictable in the aftermath of the pandemic lockdowns, varying based on supply and demand of labour across different markets. Overall trade levels in wholesale markets are reportedly significantly lower than usual. In camp markets, despite gradual resumption of self-reliance opportunities, purchasing power for many households remains atypically lower than pre-pandemic periods.
WFP Bangladesh – Cox’s Bazar Market Monitor – September 2020
The Market Monitor assesses market trends observed in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh in September 2020. The assessment examines market functionality and prices of key commodities used in supporting the Rohingya refugee response.