June 2008  
 Food Outlook
  Global Market Analysis

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MARKET SUMMARIES

CEREALS

WHEAT

COARSE GRAINS

RICE

OILSEEDS, OILS AND MEALS

SUGAR

MEAT AND MEAT PRODUCTS

MILK AND MILK PRODUCTS

FISH AND FISHERY PRODUCTS

FERTILIZERS

OCEAN FREIGHT RATES

Special features

Statistical appendix

Market indicators and food import bills

THE FAO PRICE INDEX

Announcement

Announcement

Food Outlook is issued under the Global Information and Early Warning System on Food and Agriculture, by collaboration among Services of the Markets 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. It is published twice a year in June and November. This issue is based on information available up to May 2008.

Enquiries should be directed to:

Ali Arslan Gürkan, Chief, Commodity Markets, Policy analysis and Projections Service

Markets and Trade Division, FAO – Rome

Facsimile: +39-06-5705-4495, e-mail: giews1@fao.org

 

FAO World Food Situation Portal

High food prices and market uncertainties have become a major global concern. As a result, access to up-to-date information and analysis is becoming increasingly important. FAO has created an internet portal that brings together all relevant studies produced by the Organization with the view to facilitate research on the current developments in world food markets. The portal, named World Food Situation, is accessible from the FAO main web page at: www.fao.org/worldfoodsituation

 

 

 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 Markets 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