World Food Programme Afghanistan Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping (VAM) - 9th April 2020

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Afghanistan main cities market price comparison of 9th with 8th April 2020

Key Highlights:

Main food commodities (Wheat, Wheat flour (HP) 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 14.0% and 17.0% compared to 14 March, showed decreasing trend. Wheat price is also higher by 14.0 percent for the same period Cooking Oil is significantly higher by 8.0% compared to 14th March.
Rice, Sugar and Pulses prices are higher by 2 - 6 percent compared to 14 March.
The purchasing power of casual labor and pastoralists (ToT) are significantly deteriorated by 16.0% and 13%, respectively, due to wheat price increase, decreased wages compared to 14th March