Publications
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 January 2015
  • Average monthly prices of wheat flour and rice significantly increased (197 % for wheat flour and 403 % for rice) since 2011. Between July 2014 and January 2015, the average retail prices of bread rose by approximately 55 %, reaching their highest levels.
  • In January 2015 the Syrian Government increased the official price of bread to SYP35/bundle from SYP25/bundle, of gas cylinder to SYP1,500 from SYP1,100, the price of diesel used for transportation purposes to SYP125/L and diesel for domestic use to SYP140/L from SYP80/L. Consequently, the purchasing power and food security situation of poor households, who mainly depend on local markets to cover their needs, is believed to have further deteriorated.
Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 December 2014
  • In December 2014, the average nominal retail prices of wheat flour and rice were SYP117/kg and SYP202/kg, respectively. From May 2014 to December 2014 - an increase of 14.3 percent in the price of wheat flour and 20 percent in the retail price of rice were recorded. When compared to 2011 price level, the retail price trends show significant increases (192% for wheat flour and by 387% for rice).

  • The average nominal retail prices of (public and shop) bread were SYP34/kg and SYP65/kg, respectively. Since May 2014 the average retail prices of both type of bread rose by approximately 50 percent.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Population Numbers and Sampling, Food Security Analysis
23 November 2014

WFP VAM publishes ‘Special Focus’ documents when an emerging food security issue deserves in-depth attention. Each ‘Special Focus’ bulletin provides essential elements of analysis for decision makers. Sources of information include WFP’s VAM  newtwork of VAM experts, and  our partners.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
30 October 2014

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
10 April 2014

The response to the Syrian crisis in Jordan is becoming increasingly more sophisticated with the implementation at scale of WFP’s food voucher programme. This study offers insights into the economics of the food voucher programme—documenting its direct and indirect effects on the Jordanian economy. Findings of this study rely on secondary data, field visits, and the implementation of an input-output model. Key sources of data include WFP’s emergency operation office, retailers participating in the food voucher programme, academia, NGOs, Board of Commerce and the Ministry of Planning.

Market Analysis, Monitoring, Droughts, Emergencies, Food Security Analysis
30 March 2014

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Emergency Assessments, Market Analysis, Monitoring, Food Security Analysis
31 January 2013

The Special Focus series provide latest information on countries, regions or key initiatives that are of high importance and/or concern from a food security and humanitarian perspective.

Market Analysis, Food Security Analysis
31 October 2008

This study analyzes the food markets of Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Iraq, and Yemen (ME-ODC Countries), to better understand their dynamics, particularly in light of the sudden flare in food prices.