Afghanistan - Initial Market Price Bulletin for the month of January 2018 (Reported in February 2018)

Report
from World Food Programme
Published on 12 Feb 2018

HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Wheat: The current average wheat price in main cities’ markets of Afghanistan (AFN 23.9/Kg) is slightly higher by 2.0% compared to the same time last year (January 2017) and negligibly higher by 1.0% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months (Januarys 2013 - 2017).

  • Wheat flour (High Price): The current retail price (AFN 27.8/kg) is slightly lower by 3.0% compared to the same month last year (January 2017), and slightly lower by 5.9% 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 45.5kg) is slightly higher by 8.9% compared to the same month last year (January 2017), and slightly higher by 5.6 compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months. The current average price of High Quality Rice (AFN 90.6/kg) is significantly higher by 19.7% compared to the same month last year (January 2017), and significantly higher by 11.9% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months.

  • Pulses: The current retail price (AFN 86.3kg) is significantly higher by 11.0% compared to the same month last year (January 2017), and significantly higher by 31.3% compared to the last 5-year average price of the same months.