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South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

  • Special Report
  • South Sudan
  • September 30, 2014
South Sudan Crisis Price Monitor

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  • Key Messages
  • Key Messages
    • The ongoing domestic conflict and associated insecurity coupled with the seasonal deterioration of road conditions and fuel scarcity continued to disrupt both domestic and cross-border trade in South Sudan between July and August (Figure 1). This contributed to continued scarcity of staple foods and exceptionally high prices in the conflict-affected areas of Unity, Jonglei and Upper Nile State.

    • In Upper Nile State, the trade route linking Renk to Maban (via Melut) remained functional with reduced trade volumes, while movement and trade from western Ethiopia (Matar) into eastern South Sudan was low

    • In Jonglei State, trade flow continued at below-average levels. Heavy rains in August and early September reduced cereal availability in Twic East and onward delivery to Duk and Ayod Counties in Unity State.

    • In Unity State, supply to Ganyiel, Nyal, Mayendit, and Koch markets remained significantly disrupted, whereas markets in Leer and Mayom counties were operating at below-average levels.

    • Outside of directly conflict-affected areas, sorghum and maize prices contined to follow their typical seasonal trends in July and August after remaining atypically stable or declining earlier in the year. Food availability is adequate in surplus-producing areas in Western Equatoria and parts of Central Equatoria from local harvest, imports from regional markets (at low levels), and low demand from conflict-affected States.


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