Sticky rice is getting expensive

 | Mon 17 Jan 2022 16:47 ICT

The price for sticky rice has been rising continuously over the past few weeks, affecting rice merchants across the north.

CityNews visited Siriwattana Market yesterday and found that two types of sticky rice had recently risen in price from 800 to 980 and 750-850 baht per sack respectively.

Consumers are still paying 30 baht per kg, putting pressure on rice merchants, said Nongnut Pasong, owner of a rice wholesale supplier. “The past two weeks has seen rice mills increasing prices by 20-30 baht every few days. I am not sure why this is, but all rice mills have agreed to these increases and there is nothing we can do about it.”

Nongnut said that she is not going to increase the price of her rice for her buyers yet because she doesn’t think that her customers can absorb this increase. If prices reach 1,000 baht per sack, then she will be left no wiggle-room and will have to put up her prices.