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Global food price monitor
10 July 2013
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 International prices of wheat declined slightly in June with the onset of the 2013 harvests in the Northern Hemisphere. By contrast, maize prices increased supported by continued tight supplies. Export prices of rice showed mixed trends.

 In Southern Africa, despite declining with the arrival of the 2013 harvests, maize prices remained significantly above their year-earlier levels supported by a reduced regional output.

 In Somalia, prices of sorghum and maize increased sharply in June on concerns about the performance of the 2013 main season crops, about to be harvested.

 Wheat and wheat flour prices surged in Bolivia in June as a result of lower export supplies from Argentina, where flour and bread prices also increased.



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