Tajikistan Market Situation Update #15 (12-16 April 2021)

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• Food commodities were available in all monitored food markets during the reporting period.

• Compared to the previous week, the prices of some of the monitored food commodities have increased during the reporting period, most notably for vegetable and cotton oils by 2-19 percent and onion by 4-33 percent.

• The prices also increased marginally for petrol and diesel (1-10 percent) compared to last week due to the high import prices from the exporting countries.

• Compared to March 2021, some commodities’ prices increased in most monitored markets in the current reporting period of 12-16 April. This includes vegetable and cotton oils (4-42 percent), beef, mutton and chicken (1-17 percent), potatoes (5-7 percent), carrots (9-50 percent), petrol and diesel (2-11 percent). The reasons for price inflation for most of these commodities that are imported are the depreciation of Tajik somoni against USD and increased cost of import from countries such as Kazakhstan and Russia.