Syria - Market Price Watch, 2017

Syria - Market Price Watch, 2017
  • The improved security situation in some besieged and hard-to-reach areas has positively impacted supply routes. In particular improved market functionality has increased food availability and decreased prices in many markets across the country.
  • Food and non-food item prices fell drastically in Deir-ez-Zor city even though prices still remain high compared to national averages.

  • Prices in Ar-Raqqa and rural Deir-ez-Zor are rising as intense fighting continues.

  • A trade agreement between Syria and Russia was signed in September covering the importation of 3 million tons of wheat over the next 3 years, with 1.7 million tons to be imported in 2017. This deal will likely have important ramifications for Syria ’s food security.