Dhaka, Oct. 11 -- Global rice prices have spiked notably in recent months, raising further concern for Bangladesh which is in quest of 1.10 million tonnes of the staple from global sources, said insiders.

The FAO All Rice Price Index in its October report said the Index increased by 2.2 per cent to 110.9 points in September 2022, which is an 18-month high.

The Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO) routinely publishes the index under the United Nations.

The major concern of Bangladesh is the rising price of Indica species, consumed by South and South-East nations, by 3.4 per cent (index rose to 111.6 points) above its August level, it said.

FAO data shows that parboiled 5.0-per cent broken rice from India, Pakistan and Vietnam price...