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The FAO Dairy Price Index - January 2019
The FAO Dairy Price Index averaged 182.1 points in January, up 12.2 points (7.2 percent) from December 2018. The sharp rebound followed seven months of falling prices. All dairy products represented in the index registered higher prices in January, with Skim Milk Powder (SMP) quotations rising by as much as 16.5 percent month-on-month. The sharp increase resulted from limited export supplies from Europe, due to strong internal demand, and expectations of a seasonal tightening of export availability from Oceania in the coming months. Notwithstanding this price rise, the Index is only slightly above its level in the corresponding month last year.

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