Afghanistan: Initial Market Price Bulletin for the month of June 2017 (Reported in July 2017)

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 17 Jul 2017 View Original

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wheat: The current average wheat price in main cities’ markets of Afghanistan (AFN 23.8/Kg) is slightly lower by 1.3% compared to the same time last year (June 2016), but slightly higher by 8.3% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months (Junes 2012 - 2016).

  • Wheat flour (High Price): The current retail price (AFN 28.6/kg) is slightly lower by 2.3% compared to the same month last year (June 2016), and slightly higher by 3.1% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months.

  • Rice is considered as the 2nd main staple food in Afghanistan. The current average retail price of Low Quality Rice (AFN 45.3/kg) is slightly higher by 9.5% compared to the same month last year (June 2016), and slightly higher by 9.6% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months. The current average price of High Quality Rice (AFN 84.4/kg) is slightly higher by 9.7% compared to the same month last year (June 2016), and slightly higher by 6.9% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months.

  • Pulses: The current retail price (AFN 88.2/kg) is significantly higher by 19.7% compared to the same month last year (June 2016), and significantly higher by 41.2% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months.