68% Rise in Price of Flour in Afghanistan, Says ICRC

7/13/2022

The International Committee of the Red Cross Afghanistan (ICRC) has announced that the price of wheat flour in Afghanistan has increased by 68 percent.

According to ICRC, drought and restrictions on the export of wheat from Kazakhstan are the main causes of the price hike.

Kazakhstan, the main exporter of wheat to Afghanistan, has imposed restrictions on its exports due to the war in Ukraine.

According to the ICRC Afghanistan, hundreds of thousands of Afghan citizens are unemployed due to food insecurity and inflation in the country. Reports show that drought has also affected the production of wheat inside Afghanistan.

The increase in the price of basic food items due to the low production of agricultural products, such as wheat, has limited people's access to food.
The war in Ukraine has also affected prices of food items in the Afghan market.

According to the statistics of ICRC, since June 2021, the price of wheat flour has increased by 68%, edible oil by 55%, fertilizer by 107%, and fuel such as diesel by 93% inside Afghanistan.

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