30 September 2015
Market situation update for September 2015. Key highlights include:
- During the reporting period, availability of essential food commodities and fuel remained to be scarce in several governorates of Yemen where fresh wave of conflicts and widespread airstrikes were intensified. The worst shortages of commodities were reported from highly affected governorates such as Sana'a, Taiz, Hodieda, Mareb, Hajja, Al Jawf, Sa'ada, Lahej, Al Bayda and Abyan.
- The scarcity of commodities in the markets of those conflict affected areas has led to remarkable escalation of prices of all commodities. During the reporting period, the national average price of fuel rose by nearly 250% from the crisis period, while in the recently most affected governorates such as Sana'a and Taiz the prices have increased by about 400%. Similarly, the national average price of wheat flour in September is 45% (in Taiz over 100%) higher than the pre-crisis levels.
- The national monthly average cost of partial food basket in September was over 30% more than the pre-crisis level (rose by 55% in Hodieda and 50% in Aden), adding more pressure on the weakened purchasing power of the vulnerable population who have already been struggling with eroded coping strategies.
- The high level of food insecurity may deteriorate further, particularly in those governorates where scarcity of commodities have been worsened and prices have escalated dramatically as a result of the intensified conflicts and airstrikes. Taiz continued to be the most affected, while situation in Sana'a deteriorating rapidly.
25 May 2015
The Food Security Analysis factsheet provides key information on the various aspects of Vulnerability Analysis and Mapping work at WFP, the different assessment tools, specific initiatives and key facts for 2015.
28 April 2015
This bulletin provides information on price changes for the most commonly consumed staples and their potential impacts on the cost of the basic food basket.
31 December 2014
Yemen - Monthly Market Watch, 2014
31 December 2013
Yemen - Monthly Market Watch, 2013
31 December 2012
Yemen - Monthly Market Watch, 2012
31 January 2012
Yemen - Price and Food Security Update, 2012
31 December 2010
This market study is considered the second, complementary phase of the CFSS, analysing the relationship between markets, people’s livelihoods and food insecurity. This market related addendum to the CFSS will ensure a comprehensive information base that WFP’s Country Office in nYemen can confidently refer to in its endeavour to design its programme strategy for 2010/11 and beyond.
31 October 2008
This study analyzes the food markets of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen (ME-ODC Countries), to better understand their dynamics, particularly in light of the sudden flare in food prices.
31 August 2008
To better understand the impact of higher food prices in Yemen, in June 2008 WFP conducted a rapid assessment consisting of a literature review, focus group discussions, a household survey covering 15 Yemeni governorates and a trader survey.