Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Countrywide Weekly Market Price Bulletin, Issue 114: Covering the First Week of August 2022

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Highlights

  • No significant change was observed in the average price of wheat grain, wheat flour, or rice, compared to last week.
    However, prices remain significantly higher compared to the same time last year.

  • The price of diesel decreased by four percent during the week under review. However, prices remain 98 percent higher compared to the same time last year. Nationally, the average price of diesel stands at 113 AFN/L.

  • The value of the Afghani (AFN) remained stable against the US Dollar, depreciating only marginally by 0.3 percent. However, severe cash shortages continue to limit economic activity within banks and local markets.

  • Pastoralist Terms of Trade (TOT) declined by five percent during the week under review, due to a decrease in the price of livestock. TOT for both pastoralists and casual laborers remains significantly lower by 33 and 31 percent, respectively, compared to the same time last year.