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Reference Date: 11-February-2014

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  1. Food prices rise marginally towards the end of 2013, but overall national inflation rate remains stable

Food production declines in first half of 2013

The country meets the bulk of its cereal requirement with imports. Domestic food production recorded a moderate decline in the first six months of 2013, despite an expansion in the area under cultivation. By contrast, sugar cane production increased by nearly two-fold over the same period.

Inflation remains generally stable in 2013, but food prices show some increases

The annual inflation rate in December 2013 stood at 4.1 percent, slightly up on the previous month, while the average rate for 2013 was down compared to the previous year. The upward movement at the end of 2013 stemmed partly from increasing food prices, particularly for vegetables.



Relevant links:
From GIEWS:
 Cereal Supply/Demand Balance Sheet
From FAO:
 FAO Country Profiles

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