Afghanistan Market Price Bulletin, September 2011(Reporting August 2011)
During the reporting month, wheat grain retail price has slightly decreased compared to the last month, mainly due to the decreasing trend of wheat prices on the global markets. It is estimated that it can get high in Afghanistan due to the poor 2011 wheat harvest as a result of the drought situation in the country.
Wheat flour prices increased to 61.3 % above prefood price crisis (Jan-Oct 2007) level. All cereals together are 58% higher than the pre-crisis level.
The difference between wheat and wheat flour prices is worrisome. Cooking oil price increased by 48% in August 2011 when compared to the same time one year ago.