Tajikistan flour and wheat prices rise

Dushanbe, the news agency of Tajikistan, reported on October 22 that the supply price of flour in the Tajik consumer market is 260 to 280 somoni per bag (50kg) (US $22.8-24.6). Experts from the farming department of the Ministry of agriculture of Tajikistan said that domestic wheat can only guarantee 50% – 60% of domestic demand, and imported wheat and flour mainly come from Kazakhstan (accounting for more than 90% of the total import) and Russia. Less rainfall in Russia and Kazakhstan this year has led to a decline in wheat production, which has become one of the main reasons for the rise in flour prices. Kazakhstan’s wheat output this year is about 20 million tons, a decrease of nearly 4 million tons over the previous year.

According to statistics, this year’s wheat planting area in Tajikistan is 214000 hectares (about 3.2 million mu), an increase of 9193 hectares (138000 mu) over the previous year; As of October 10 this year, 684400 tons of wheat had been produced, an increase of 48400 tons over the previous year. Each ton of different varieties of wheat can produce 500-900 kilograms of flour. At present, the annual flour consumption in Tajikistan’s domestic market exceeds 700000 tons.

In order to prevent the price rise of flour and wheat, fuel oil and other necessities, the Tajik government has formulated a special action plan jointly implemented by relevant departments.

Source: Economic and Commercial Department of the Embassy in the Republic of Tajikistan

Post time: Oct-28-2021