In February 2013, the retail price of wheat flour did not change on a month-on-month basis and remained at high levels. Since June 2012, the price has increased by 56% in rural and 48% in urban areas, and by an average of 52% across the country.
The domestic retail price of wheat flour in February was 32% higher than in the same month of last year and only 4% lower than the peak level of early 2011.
The average retail price of potatoes increased by 8% in rural and 1% in urban areas on a month-on-month basis, and by average of 5% across the country. The average nation-wide price was 68% higher than the same month in 2012.