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Special Alert No. 342

The Sudan

In the Sudan the prices of the main staples, sorghum, millet and wheat increased significantly at the end of 2017, mainly driven by a sharp depreciation of the local currency and the Govenrnment's decision to remove the subsidies on wheat imports.


  • Prices of cereals and other food products surged in November-December 2017, reaching record or near-record highs.
  • The sharp increases were mainly driven by a depreciation of the Sudanese Pound.
  • The Government’s decision to cut wheat import subsidies was reported to further underpin the increase in the prices of wheat flour and bread.
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