Vulnerability, Analysis and Mapping - Afghanistan: Market price heads up note (5th April 2020) Afghanistan main cities market price comparison of 2nd with 5th April 2020

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Key Highlights:

Main food commodities (Wheat, Wheat flour and cooking Oil) show a declining trend, but still significantly higher compared to 14th March 2020.

The average Wheat flour (HP & LP) in the main city markets are significantly higher by 16.0% compared to 14 March and started decreasing trend. Wheat price is also higher by 15.0 percent for the same period

Cooking Oil is significantly higher by 9.0% compared to 14th March.
Pulses, Sugar and Rice prices are higher by 2 - 5 percent compared to 14 March.

The purchasing power of casual labour and pastoralists (ToT) are significantly deteriorated by 17.0% and 13%, respectively, due to wheat price increase and decreased wages compared to 14th March.