No.2  December 2006  
 Food Outlook
  Global Market Analysis

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OVERVIEW

MARKET SUMMARIES

WHEAT

COARSE GRAINS

RICE

OILSEEDS, OILS AND OILMEALS

SUGAR

MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

FERTILIZERS

OCEAN FREIGHT RATES

Special features

Statistical appendix

Market indicators and food import bills

Announcement

Announcement

 

International Conference on Commodity Exchanges
Istanbul, 15-16 May 2007

Hosted by the Government of Turkey with support from the private sector,
FAO is organizing an International Conference on Commodity Exchanges
in Istanbul, 15-16 May 2007. This conference is held in conjunction with an
important FAO intergovernmental meeting which discusses developments
and prospects in world grain and rice markets. The conference is open to
the public, free of charge, but requires prior registration. More than one
hundred FAO-member countries participating in the intergovernmental group meeting are expected to attend the conference.

The International Commodity Conference will bring together a panel of world experts to review the evolution of commodity exchanges, the reasons for
their success and failures and the role that they can play in facilitating
economic development.

The full programme, list of speakers and the venue will be announced by
early spring 2007. To find out more about the conference, please use the following contacts:

Facsimile: ++(39-06) 570-54495

Telephone: ++(39-06) 570-54136 or 570-53264

E-mail:
IGG-Rice-and-Grains-2007@fao.org

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 29 November 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