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This web site contains latest information and analysis on domestic prices of basic foods mainly in developing countries, complementing FAO analysis on international markets. It provides early warning on high food prices at country level  that may negatively affect food security. All the data used in the analysis can be found in the FPMA Tool.


  • South Sudan - Cereal prices increased in June and reached record highs underpinned by high inflation and insecurity
  • Nigeria - Cereal prices rose further in May due to the sharp depreciation of the Naira
  • South Africa - Domestic prices of yellow maize continued to increase in June on account of tight domestic availabilities and currency weakness
  • South America - Prices of yellow maize increased in June and were at high levels in most countries of the subregion, particularly in Argentina and Brazil
  • International - Sugar export prices rose sharply in June mostly as a result of less positive production prospects in Brazil, the world’s largest sugar producer and exporter
  • International - Rice export quotations in most Asian origins continued to be supported by tight availabilities, but gains were limited by subdued demand
  • International - Maize export quotations increased in June as a result of fast shrinking export supplies in South America and in the Black Sea region
  • International - Wheat export prices rose in June but remained below last year's level on account of good supply prospects

Domestic Price Warnings

Countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets (identified by the Indicator of Price Anomalies), which could negatively impact access to food at national level

Price warning level:  High   Moderate  [Based on GIEWS analysis]

Food Policy and Market Developments

22/07/2016 - 
The Food Reserve Agency (FRA), the Government parastatal mandated to manage the national strategic stock and engage in market facilitation, increased the maize purchasing price by 13 percent, from MWK [...]
20/07/2016 - 
The Government announced on 14 July new Maximum Retail Prices (MRP) for 16 essential food items including white flour, sugar, lentils (dhal) and sprats to protect consumers from food price [...]
20/07/2016 - 
The Government has recently revised import regulations for a number of goods, including food products such as processed cereals, with an aim to reduce import dependency and boost domestic industry. [...]
13/07/2016 - 
The Government announced earlier in the month the release of 3.81 million tonnes of rice in two auctions on 25 July. One auction will offer 1.63 million tonnes intended for [...]
13/07/2016 - 
The Government has authorized a further 500 000 tonnes of maize imports free of duty (under the Tariff Rate Quota Scheme), in addition to 250 000 tonnes already imported free [...]

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