Tajikistan Market Situation Update #44 (29 November – 3 December 2021)

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During the current reporting period, the food commodities were found to be sufficiently available.

Compared to the previous week, the average prices of most monitored food commodities remained stable in the majority of markets in the current reporting period. Increase in potato prices were reported in four monitored markets in the range of 8-18 percent. These price changes have been attributed to temporary fluctuations in supply, seasonality and demand conditions in the regional markets. Wheat flour price has increased slightly by 2-4 percent in Gharm, Isfara and Kulob markets.

Compared to average prices of last month, prices of some food commodities remained high. Price of wheat is still high by 4 percent compared to last month. Biggest percentage increase was seen in the price of potato and cabbage by 17 and 13 percent respectively. Onion prices increased overall by 9 percent.

Despite the unrest, the prices in Khorog markets have remained stable with increases seen in only rice and chickpeas price compared to last reporting period.

Prices for petrol and diesel were stable in the majority of the monitored compared the last monitoring period. The current price of both commodities, however, remain high compared to last month's average price.

The cost of food basket* is highest in GBAO region (see map). The cost is highest in Mug hob markets due to its remoteness which results in higher transport cost. The map shows that food basket prices are higher in eastern regions compared to the west.

Source: World Food Programme