Yemen: Commodity Tracker (as of 7 December 2018)


Key Points

  • 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 77% of estimated national food requirements, on average each month and 19% 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 38% decline in vessel clearance requests (24) compared to pre-blockade average of 40 vessels. In November 2018, food imports increased 9% while fuel imports declined 8% from October levels.

  • There are six commercial fuel vessels denied by the Coalition, at the request of the Government of Yemen, due to decree 75.


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