Domestic Price Warnings

Countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets.
Price warning level:  High   Moderate [Based on the Indicator of Price Anomalies (IPA)]

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Moderate alert
13/04/2021

Retail prices of food items continued to rise in February despite the Government price ceiling programme, amid a difficult macro-economic situation.
Moderate alert
13/04/2021

Prices of cereals were well above their year-earlier levels, mainly reflecting a weaker currency and large exports during the previous months.
Moderate alert
13/04/2021

Prices held stable in March and remained well above their levels one year earlier due to a weaker local currency and following the sharp increases recorded in April 2020.
High alert
13/04/2021

Prices of domestically produced coarse grains continued to increase in most markets in February, but at a slower rate compared to previous months. A slight improvement in macro-economic conditions as crude oil production increased in response to strengthening international crude oil prices contributed to curbing the price rise.
High alert
13/04/2021

Prices of cereals remained firm in March at exceptionally high levels due to currency weakness and COVID-19-related trade disruptions.
High alert
13/04/2021

Prices of sorghum and millet firmed up in March as a recent substantial devaluation of the Sudanese Pound reduced the gap between the official and parallel market exchange rates and eased inflationary pressures. Prices in March were exceptionally high, mainly due to a weak local currency, fuel shortages and high prices of agricultural inputs inflating production and transportation costs, and disruptions to marketing and trading activities related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moderate alert
13/04/2021

Prices remained overall stable in March and above their levels a year earlier due to the depreciation of the local currency over the past year and still reflecting the sharp price increases in April and May 2020, triggered by strong domestic demand and market disruptions amid the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Moderate alert
13/04/2021

Monthly food price increases continued to slow in March, but on a yearly basis prices remained at elevated levels primarily owing to the pass-through effects of the weak national currency.