Somalia – Joint Markets and Supply Chain Update: 26 November – 03 December – Somalia



Prices: The price of imported food items showed downward trends except in Hirshabelle, where the retail price of pasta, rice, and sugar increased by 5%, 4%, and 2%/kg compared to the previous week. In Galmudug, price of vegetable oil increased slightly by 2 %/litre. In Mogadishu, the price of wheat flour, sugar, and rice dropped by 11%, 10%, and 2%, respectively/kg; also, vegetable oil dropped by 5 %/litre compared to the previous week. In Galmudug, pasta, sugar, and wheat flour dropped by 4%, 3%, and 2%, respectively/kg. In Puntland, rice and wheat flour decreased by 7% and 2%, respectively/kg, while sugar and pasta showed a marginal drop by 1%. In the Southwest, the price of rice and vegetable oil dropped by 4% and 2%, respectively. In Jubaland, sugar, pasta, and rice dropped by 10%, 2%, and 1%, respectively/kg, and the price of vegetable oil also dropped by 7 %/litre.

Local cereal prices exhibited mixed trends compared to last week. Red sorghum increased by 5%, 3%, and 1% per kg in Jubaland, Hirshabelle, and Puntland, respectively, but decreased in Mogadishu by 14%/kg. Red sorghum prices remained the same as the previous week in Somaliland and Southwest. In Hirshabelle, and Puntland, white maize prices increased by 5% and 1%, respectively/kg, and remained the same in Somaliland and Southwest compared to the previous week. In Mogadishu, Galmudug, and Jubaland, white maize dropped by 10%, 7%, and 1%, respectively, per/kg. Camel milk prices increased by 15% and 6% in Somaliland and Galmudug; however, in Hirshabelle, the price of camel milk dropped by 7%/litre. Diesel prices went down in Jubaland, Galmudug, and Puntland by 8%, 4%, and 1%, respectively, per litre compared to the previous week and remained the same as last week in Mogadishu, Somaliland, and Southwest; however, the price of diesel increased in Hirshabelle by 6% per litre.

Availability: Sufficient stocks are reported to be available in markets across the states. In Wanlaweyn, traders are stocking food in bulk than usual as a buffer to avert pipeline breaks due to the ongoing rains. Currently, the main markets in the Hiraan region have shifted their source from Mogadishu to Bossaso port, resulting in some congestion and long queues at the Bossaso port. This congestion at the Bossaso port has resulted in slight delays in supplying wheat flour, rice, and pasta to Laasqoray and Eyl markets.

Supply Resilience: The supply chain resilience was reported to be good in most of the markets across the states, except in locations controlled by insurgents such as Qansaxdhere and Hudur where traders are getting their supplies following discrete routes and points.

**Trade logistics:**The function of trade logistics was normal, including the flow of commodities into Somalia through crossborder points from Ethiopia, Kenya, and Djibouti. Most of the roads were accessible and transport services functioned normally except for the supply route from Dhobley – Afmadow to Kismayo town which was inaccessible due to stagnant water from recent Deyr rains hindering the movement of trucks to neighboring towns

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