Yemen: Commodity Tracker (as of 1 August 2018)


Yemen has historically been dependent on commercial imports of food, fuel and medicines. All ports must remain open to meet Yemen’s import requirements. Hudaydah and Saleef are in geographic proximity to over 70 per cent of people in need of humanitarian assistance.

This tracker monitors commercial imports to Hudaydah and Saleef ports via the United Nations Verification and Inspection Mechanism (UNVIM) and prices of food and fuel,. The map below illustrates the final stages vessels progress through before reaching the port of destination.

Overall imports: In July 2018, commercial food and fuel imports via UNVIM declined 18% and 20% from June import levels, respectively. Only one containerized cargo vessel arrived at Hudaydah since December 2017. Since November, there has been a 43% decrease in vessels (20) are berthing at Hudaydah and Saleef on average, compared to pre-blockade average (35).


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