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Special Report

Sudan Monthly Market Update

January 2014

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance
Food security outcomes for displaced populations would likely be at least one phase worse without current or programmed humanitarian assistance.FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET classification is IPC-compatible. IPC-compatible analysis follows key IPC protocols but does not necessarily reflect the consensus of national food security partners.
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.

IPC 2.0 Acute Food Insecurity Phase

Presence countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3: Crisis
4: Emergency
5: Famine
Concentration of displaced people
Remote monitoring
countries:
1: Minimal
2: Stressed
3+: Crisis or higher
Would likely be at least one phase worse without
current or programmed humanitarian assistance
FEWS NET Remote Monitoring countries use a colored outline to represent the highest IPC classification in areas of concern.
Partners: 
Food Security Technical Secretariat (Sudan)

Key Messages

  • Grain harvests are expected to be well below-average during the 2013/14 growing season. 

  • Prices continued to increase atypically during the December post harvest period when prices normally decrease. High production and marketing cost have further contributed to upward price trends. 

  • Wholesale sorghum prices increased throughout Sudan in December; the highest month on month increase was recorded in Gadarif, in the country’s main sorghum producing area, where prices increased by 15 percent.

  • Wholesale millet prices increased by an average of 14 percent between November and December. The highest increases were recorded in Port Sudan, Gadarif and Sinnar markets where prices increased by 37, 35 and 31 percent respectively.

  • Wholesale wheat prices showed a clear tendency to increase in most markets. 

  • Competiveness of local sorghum for regional and international export has declined substantially; the local sorghum prices in Gadarif are now almost 27 percent higher than the export parity price on international markets

  • The national inflation rate was 41.9 in December compared to 42.6 in November. The food group inflation followed the same trend as decreased from 30.5 to 28.9.

     

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