Afghanistan

Afghanistan: Initial Market Price Bulletin for the month of January 2017 (Reported in February 2017)

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  • Wheat: The current average wheat price in main cities’ markets of Afghanistan (AFN 23.4/Kg) is slightly lower by 6.6% compared to the same time last year (January 2016), but negligibly higher by 2.0% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months (Januarys 2012 - 2016).

  • Wheat flour (High Price) The current retail price (AFN 28.7/kg) is slightly lower by 4.5% compared to the same month last year (January 2016), and negligibly higher by 0.6% 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 41.8/kg) is slightly higher by 2.9% compared to the same month last year (January 2016), and negligibly higher by 1.1% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months. The current average price of High Quality Rice (AFN 75.7/kg) is slightly lower by 2.8% compared to the same month last year (January 2016), and negligibly lower by 2.5% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months