Monthly Market Monitoring Bulletin (February 2016)

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The market data and information is collected from six FSIS Programme target Governorates through the Governorate Focal Units (GFU) and FSTS in Sana’a city. The prices are collected from Hodeidah,
Hajjah, Dhamar, Hadramout, Lahej and Sanaa city markets. The prices collected from at least 3 representative market centers and average is calculated for each location. The Market monitoring bulletin provides tables and charts that shows the monthly prices in the targeted Governorate markets.
It also provides and allow the users to compare the current prices with the previous month and the pre-crisis average.


  • Average prices of locally produced food commodities showed a slight decrease in February 2016 when compared to January 2016; however, the prices are still higher than the pre-crisis era in February 2015.

  • The average prices of imported commodities in February 2016 showed a relatively stable status compared to previous months but still considered higher than the level of the pre-crisis era. Although the international export price of wheat has declined by 4% (FAO\FPMA), the domestic prices of imported commodities such as wheat did not show considerable changes. This is attributed to continued disruption of the international and domestic trade and market system in Yemen.

  • There is a stable supply of vegetables to the local markets in the targeted governorates and the average prices are slightly lower than the previous months.

  • Supply of animal products has improved which resulted in to stable prices in most targeted governorates.

  • Seasonal weather, insecurity and restricted access to coastal areas plays major role in the fish production and marketing across the targeted governorates.
    Accordingly, the supply and availability of the common fish types are affected and the price significantly fluctuated.

  • Fuel supply has slightly improved in the target governorates except in Lahaj. This is evident by the availability of fuel products in the parallel markets; however, the prices are still very expensive.

  • The food security situation of the target governorates is still very precarious despite the relative improvement of the availability of key food commodities. Still, the economic access to food continued to be a serious challenge and expected to affect the food security outcomes of the food insecure population in the country.