Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

Asia Pacific Food Price and Policy Monitor

The AP Food Price and Policy Monitor is a monthly report tasked to monitor food prices in local markets and provide readers with up to date food/agricultural policy developments across the Asia Pacific region.

In the July 2014 issue, the AP Food Price and Policy Monitor identified following highlights:

  • Regional general inflation moderated to 5.7 percent in June after reaching 6.1 percent in May. Food price inflation slowed to 4.4 percent from 5 percent during the same period.
  • The benchmark Thai 100% B rice price rose 2.6 percent, but regional rice prices were stable.
  • Wheat prices fell annually by 3.5 percent in South Asia, and 8.2 percent in Pakistan.
  • China expects 122.6 million tonnes of wheat output this year, up 2 percent over last year.
  • Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will increase rice imports to curb rising prices.
  • India will release 5 million tonnes of rice from central reserves to deter inflation.
  • Countries are preparing for El Niño. Ample stocks in the region are likely to prevent major shocks.


Previous publications on Asia Pacific Food Situation

Asia Pacific Food Situation Update

Asia Pacific Food Weekly Price Monitor