In the southern provinces, the prices of paddy and rice declined compared to December last year as provinces in the Mekong Delta have started to harvest the winter-spring crop and buying demand was weak.
Particularly, in the north, the price of paddy was around VND7,500-VND7,600 per kilogram and the price of rice and 5-percent-broken rice fluctuated around VND11,000-VND14,000 per kilogram.
Meanwhile, in the south, the price of paddy was at VND5,175-VND6,100 per kilogram, down VND50-VND250 per kilogram compared to December last year. The price of rice and 5-percent-broken rice was at VND8,100-VND8,750 per kilogram, a decrease of VND600-VND750 per kilogram compared to December last year.
As for foods, the price of pig climbed VND1,000 per kilogram to VND43,000-VND52,000 per kilogram; the price of beef remained steady at VND260,000-VND275,000 per kilogram; and shrimps were sold at VND200,000-VND210,000 per kilogram.