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Kyrgyzstan - Market Assessment: Secondary Data Analysis, April 2013

This market assessment is to a large extent based on secondary data analysis. This includes the analysis of food price and consumer price index data from the National Statistical Committee of the Kyrgyz Republic, commodity prices from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the APK-Inform Agency and food prices of the WFP Food Price Data Store, analysis of food balance sheets and of various reports and publications on food markets and the Kyrgyz economy. In order to enhance the understanding of the markets, WFP Country Office staff in January 2013 interviewed 22 importers, wholesalers, processors, and retailers of wheat flour, noodles and vegetable oil using a semi structured interview outline. These traders in Osh and Bishkek were purposely sampled.