Afghanistan

Afghanistan Initial Market Price Bulletin for the month of April 2014 (Reported in May 2014)

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  • Wheat: Average wheat grain retail price in the main cities of the country was increasing from August 2012 through March 2013, then it was decreasing during April – June 2013 and slightly increased during July 2013 – April 2014.

  • The current average wheat price in main cities of Afghanistan is significantly higher by 15.3% in comparison to the same time last year (April 2013), and by 35.1% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months (April 2009 – 2013).

  • Wheat flour (High Price): Average retail price in main urban cities of Afghanistan was increasing during June 2012 – March 2013. It slightly decreased during April – June 2013 and relatively stable during July – September 2013. The price was slightly increasing during October – December 2013, followed by a slight decrease during January - February 2014. However, the price again increased during March - April 2014. The price was slightly lower by 2.5% compared to the same month last year (April 2013), and significantly higher by 23.8% 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 Rice (Low Quality) is slightly lower by 9% compared to the same month last year (April 2013) and significantly higher by 21.8% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months. The current average price of High Quality Rice is slightly higher by 10.1% compared to the same month last year (April 2013), and by 35.5% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months.