Yemen: Commodity Tracker (as of 12 November 2018)

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Key Points

  • One year since the Nov. 2017 blockade food and fuel imports have declined and only one containerized shipped was permitted to offload at Hudaydah.
  • Since Nov. 2017, food imports are meeting 78% of estimated national food requirements, on average each month, an a decline of 2% from Sept. and 18% below the pre-blockade average.
  • Fuel imports are meeting less than one-quarter of estimated national fuel requirements, with no change to the average since Sept., but still 6% below the pre-blockade period.
  • Since the blockade, on average 20 vessels are berthing and discharging at Hudaydah and Saleef, a 41% reduction from the pre-blockade the average of 35 vessels.
  • There is a 35% decline in vessel clearance requests (26) compared to pre-blockade average of 40 vessels.
  • In October 2018, food imports declined 53% while fuel imports rose 19% from September levels.
  • As of 12 November four vessels carrying 52,835 metric tons of fuel are being denied permission by EHOC, at the request of the GoY. This cargo is equivalent to 42 percent of the post blockade monthly average (Nov 17 to Oct 18). All four of these vessels have been inspected in Djibouti and issued UNVIM clearance certificates.
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