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Global food price monitor
9 October 2013
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Key messages
 
 Export prices of maize declined by 30 percent in the past three months reflecting an expected record 2013 crop in the United States, the world’s largest producer. Wheat prices remained relatively stable in September, while those of rice continued their declining trend.

 In Southern Africa, maize prices strengthened further in some countries in September and in general were at high levels, supported by reduced 2013 harvests.

 In Western Africa, cereal prices decreased significantly in recent months in Nigeria, leading to lower domestic prices in bordering countries, notably Niger.

 In South America, wheat flour prices stayed at record to near-record levels in several countries.



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