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Addressing the pricing issues

Brunei Darussalam , 13 February 2021

According to the Essential Food Price Monitoring Report by the Department of Competition and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) of the Department of Economic Planning and Statistics (JPES) on January 25, price increases of some key food commodities are due to multiple factors, including: increase in cost of goods imported; the increase in price of input; differences in business costs such as source of import, logistics and supply chain disruptions as countries outside Brunei are still very much affected by the pandemic; and a surge in demand when supply cannot be met.

 

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