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Global food price monitor
10 April 2014
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 Wheat export prices increased by 10 percent in March, underpinned by concerns about the 2014 winter crop conditions in the United States. Maize prices also rose supported by strong demand. Uncertainty about political tensions in Ukraine added to the upward pressure on grain prices. International rice quotations generally declined.

 In Central America, prices of staple red beans increased sharply for the second month in succession as a result of tight regional availabilities. In some countries, prices almost doubled their levels of a year earlier.



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