National average cost of standard food basket has generally declined on a monthly basis, since January 2017. Mainly on account of slightly better food supply to the markets and lower demand of buyers, due to very poor purchasing power.
In besieged Deir-ez-Zor city, the prices of rice decreased by 60 percent compared to April, mainly due to food assistance distribution.
Shop bread is higher by 36 percent in besieged Deir-ez-Zor markets and 41 percent in hard-to-reach markets when compared to accessible markets.
During May, one litre of diesel was higher by more than six-fold in besieged markets of Deir-ez-Zor (SYP 2,000/L) compared to Damascus markets.