FAO/GIEWS Special Alert No. 342: The Sudan (26 January 2018)

Record prices of food staples in December 2017 endanger food access

Highlights

• Prices of cereals and other food products surged in November-December 2017, reaching record or near-record highs.

• The sharp increases were mainly driven by a depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.

• The Government’s decision to cut wheat import subsidies was reported to further underpin the increase in the prices of wheat flour and bread.