FAO/GIEWS - Food Outlook No.4, September1998 - Appendix tables

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Table A.7 - WORLD PRICES AND PRICE INDICES FOR RICE AND OILCROP PRODUCTS



RICE

OILCROP PRODUCTS


Export prices

FAO Indices

FAO Indices


Thai 1/
100%
B
Thai
broken
2/
U.S. Long grain
3
/

Total

Quality

Marketing
years

Edible/
soap fats
and oils

Oilcakes and
meals


     

High

Low



 

January/December

( . . . US$/tonne . . ) ( 1982-84=100 )

Oct./Sept.

( 1990-92=100. )
1994 289 186 379 114 118 104 1988/89 102 118
1995 336 268 361 129 124 146 1989/90 93 97
1996 352 210 414 136 136 136 1990/91 97 100
1997 316 214 439 127 129 120 1991/92 103 104
1997 - August 300 211 425 125 127 121 1992/93 103 97
1998 - April 319 196 416 127 128 123 1993/94 127 93
May 331 197 424 128 129 123 1994/95 - Apr.-Sep. 149 99
June 337 202 428 130 132 123 1995/96 - Oct.-Mar. 141 126
July 340 216 410 131 133 128 - Apr.-Sep. 138 130
August I 332 224 401 )

1996/97 - Oct.-Mar. 135 134
II 335 230 366 ) 131 131 133 - Apr.-Sep. 133 132
III 335 230 390 )

1997/98 - Oct.-Mar. 150 130
IV 332 234 390 )

- Apr.-July 160 105

SOURCES: FAO for indices. Rice prices: International rice brokers and trading companies. Vegetable oils prices: Ista Miekle & Co. "Oil World Weekly".
Note: The FAO Indices are calculated using the Laspeyres formula. The rice export price indices are calculated for 15 export prices. In this table two groups representing "High" and "Low" quality rice are shown. The price indices for oilcrop products are calculated for international prices of ten selected oils and fats and seven selected cakes and meals. The weights used are the average export values of each commodity for the 1990-92 period.
1/ White rice, 100% second grade, f.o.b. Bangkok, indicative traded prices. 2/ A1 super, f.o.b. Bangkok, indicative traded prices 3/ U.S.No.2, 4% brokens f.a.s.. 4/ Crude Dutch f.o.b. ex-mill. 5/ Indonesian origin f.f.a., c.i.f. north European ports. 6/ Edible/soap fats and oils.

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