Compared to last week, prices of major food items such as wheat flour, vegetable oil and sugar overall fell by 1-4% due to increased imports from foreign countries and the current wheat harvest. Falling mutton and chicken meat prices were also reported in many monitored markets, in the range of 1-6%.
Due to seasonal factors, prices for potatoes, onions, carrots and other vegetables rose in some of the monitored markets and fell in others. Only onion prices continued to fall in 5 markets and remained the same in 10 other markets.
Compared to August 2022 average retail prices, prices for most food products remained stable. Prices of major food items such as wheat flour, vegetable oil and sugar are 4% lower overall. Potato and onion prices are also 17% and 26% lower than last month.
A drop in petrol prices was reported in Bokhtar, Hisor, Ishkoshim, Kulob and Rasht markets by 1%, while it increased by 10% in Qubodiyon market and remained the same in 9 others markets. While diesel prices decreased by 1-4% in Istaravshan, Khorog, Kulob, Kushoniyon and Panjakent markets, they increased by 4% in Ishkoshim market and remained unchanged in 9 other markets.
Compared to last week, hired labor rates remained stable in the majority of markets and only skilled worker wage rates decreased by 7-8% in Hisor and Isfara markets .