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Source: Bloomberg

Worst Performing Commodities

Source: Bloomberg

Best Performing Commodities

11.06%

8.83%

7.43%

6.09%

4.21%

3.52%

0.85%

0.82%

-0.29%

-1.50%

Cocoa

Kansas Wheat

Wheat

Soybeans

Cotton

Corn

Live Cattle

Sugar

Coffee

Nickel

-1.96%

-2.64%

-3.08%

-3.21%

-4.18%

-4.84%

-5.56%

-6.12%

-6.32%

-6.45%

Gold

Copper

Zinc

Feed Cattle

Aluminum

Silver

Brent Crude

Lead

Crude Oil

Gas Oil

Commodities

Apr 17

May 17

Jun 17

Jul 17

Aug 17

Sept 17

Oct 17

Nov 17

Dec 17

Rice

62

77

198

586

1054

1272

1484

1766

1468

Wheat

594

678

747

539

585

1075

1070

1239

1209

Sugar

374

568

531

909

776

843

959

1182

288

Clinker

301

439

222

321

310

199

319

259

302

Crude Petroleum

310

392

313

277

278

303

0

0

370

Petroleum Products

1989

1899

154 5

1705

2406

1958

2858

2590

2586

Pharmaceutical Products

93

108

71

129

111

73

86

109

126

Dyeing & Tanning Materials

407

423

326

463

403

342

459

407

413

Cotton

2094

2187

1794

2004

1821

1660

1674

1471

1661

Yarn

1087

1205

1081

1361

1336

1176

1289

1260

1091

Textile and articles thereof

2864

2876

2086

3537

3130

2622

2750

2933

2776

Iron  & Steel

1973

2192

1703

2427

2526

2298

2299

2563

2691

Capital machinery

2455

2496

2226

2744

2692

2150

2921

2811

3050

Source: Bangladesh Bank       

Import Stats (July-June) 2017-2018 (BDT Crore)

Mithila Chowdhury

mithila.chowdhury@lbsbd.com

Farahnaz Zarrin

 farahnaz@lbsbd.com

Local Market Scenario

Official data have showed retail prices of key vegetables remained 
at least 50% higher during the peak harvesting season compared 
to the same period a year back. Bangladesh Agricultural Research 
Council (BARC) and others concerned stated that there was no 
reason for rising prices of vegetables during this peak harvesting 
season as supply was ample. High prices were eroding real 
income of the people especially those of limited income groups. 

Department of Agricultural Marketing (DAM) data showed 
that current vegetables prices in Dhaka were 50%-100% higher 
during the January-February period this year than that of the same 
period a year ago. More than 15,000 tonnes of veggies entered the 
Dhaka city daily in January and February months - 50% higher 
compared to any other month. As per market reports, there was no 
shortage of vegetables in wholesale markets like Karwan Bazar, 
Shaymbazar, Jatrabari, Beribadh. 

MONTHLY COMMODITY UPDATE