No.1  June 2006  
 Food Outlook
  Global Market Analysis

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MARKET SUMMARIES

WHEAT

COARSE GRAINS

RICE

CASSAVA

OILSEEDS, OILS AND OILMEALS

SUGAR

MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

SHORT-TERM FORECASTS FOR COMMODITY MARKETS: LINKING MARKET DEVELOPMENTS

THE RISE IN CRUDE OIL PRICES STIMULATES ETHANOL-RELATED DEMAND FOR AGRICULTURAL COMMODITIES

MEDIUM-TERM PERSPECTIVE: AFRICA TO IMPORT MORE FOOD

FERTILIZERS

OCEAN FREIGHT RATES

Statistical appendix

Market indicators and food import bills

Announcement

Announcement

 

Symposia Announcement
FAO Headquarters, Rome, 14-15 November, 2006

In conjunction with the 21st Session of the FAO Inter-governmental Group on Meat and Dairy Products, experts and policy makers will discuss policy options for disease prevention and the importance of marketing and policy changes to dairy producer at the following two symposia:

Market and Trade Dimensions of Trans-Boundary Animal Disease Prevention and Control (Tuesday, 14 November 2006))

Dairy Value Chains and Comparative Marketing Systems (Wednesday, 15 November 2006)

More information will soon become available at the following web site: http://www.fao.org/es/esc/en/20953/21014/index.html

Any inquiries should be directed to: Nancy Morgan, Commodity Specialist for Meat Trade
Nancy.Morgan@fao.org
Registration required

Food Outlook is issued under the Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture, by collaboration among Services of the Commodities and Trade Division and other FAO units. The International Grain Council Contributes the Ocean Freight Rates section. Food Outlook provides information on latest developments in agricultural markets and sets the global and regional commodity production, utilization, trade and price context for food security, and will be published twice a year in June and December. This issue is based on information available up to 22 May 2006.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Ali Arslan Gürkan, Chief, Basic Foodstuffs Service

Commodities and Trade Division (ESC), FAO – Rome

Facsimile: +39-06-5705-4405, e-mail: giews1@fao.org

 GIEWS   The Global Information and Early Warning System of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
 

GIEWS continuously monitors crop prospects and the food security situation at global, regional, national and sub-national levels and warns of impending food difficulties and emergencies. Established in the wake of world food crisis of the early 1970’s, the GIEWS maintains a unique data base on all aspects of food supply and demand for every country of the world. The System regularly provides policy makers and the international community with up-to-date and accurate information so that timely interventions can be planned and suffering avoided.

 

Food Outlook and other GIEWS reports are available on the internet as part of the FAO World Wide Web (www.fao.org) at the following URL address: http://www.fao.org/giews/. In addition, some of the GIEWS regular reports can be received by e-mail through automatic mailing lists: subscription information is available at http://www.fao.org/giews/english/listserv.htm. Other relevant commodity studies, technical documents and featured publications on wide range of topical issues are available on the FAO Commodities and Trade Division website at: http://www.fao.org/es/esc/en/index.html.

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GIEWS   global information and early warning system on food and agriculture