Afghanistan

Afghanistan Market Price Bulletin, December 2011 (Supplement Issue)

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During November 2011, wheat prices remained stable or slightly decreased in Afghanistan, regional markets (Delhi) and in the International markets.

  • Global wheat prices remained stable due to a good last year’s harvest in the key Wheat producing countries like France, Ukraine, Australia and Canada, but the next year’s grain production may not be good in Ukraine and Russia due to drought situation (according to Soufflet International wheat production weekly report).

  • The dry spring and poor wheat harvest of the last season in Afghanistan, could considerably take wheat prices up by the current lean season, but due to a good supply of wheat flour from the neighboring countries (Pakistan and Kazakhstan) so far the wheat and wheat flour price are stable in Afghanistan markets since last 3 month.

  • Wheat flour price in main cities of Afghanistan was 25.9 Afs/Kg in October 2011, shows a slight intermonth decrease of 1.4% during the reporting month.