South Sudan

Market Monitoring Profile: Nyal Markets - Panyijiar County, Unity State (November 2016)


Key Findings

  • The IDP influx, which has continued since May 2015, lack of agricultural inputs and limited trade routes have left the majority of Nyal’s population dependent on food aid.
  • Nyal markets are very remote and lack large supply routes, leaving them isolated from external markets and sensitive to small changes in supply or demand. Any intervention to alleviate market stressors will have significant effects on prices. The fishing sector is likely more resilient due to a large native supply of fish in the nearby swamp.
  • Since December 2013, the primary supply route from Sudan into Nyal has been blocked due to insecurity, increasing pressure on the remaining routes to supply the market. Water routes are limited in scale because goods are transported by dug-out canoe.
  • The national depreciation of the South Sudanese Pound (SSP) and insecurity along supply routes have restricted suppliers’ ability to restock market goods.