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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.

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  • Far East Asia - Shortfalls in 2015 secondary crop outputs due to adverse weather continued to put upward pressure on domestic prices of rice in May
  • Nigeria - Cereal prices continued to increase in April following the sharp depreciation of the Naira
  • South Africa - Domestic prices of maize rebounded in May due to the depreciation of the local currency
  • Argentina - Robust export demand underpinned domestic prices of yellow maize and wheat, which more than doubled their levels a year earlier
  • Brazil - Domestic prices of maize on the increase and at record levels in May mostly supported by a tighter supply outlook
  • Global - Domestic prices of yellow maize in key subregional producing and exporting countries were on the increase and at record or near-record highs in May
  • International - Sugar export prices resumed to increase in May mostly due to deteriorating production prospects in India, the world’s second largest sugar producer
  • International - Maize export quotations rose further in May and were higher than a year earlier supported by strong import demand and concerns about crop conditions in South America
  • International - Export prices of wheat followed mixed trends in May but remained lower than a year earlier reflecting good prospects for 2016/17 global supplies

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

20/06/2016 - 
The Government has approved a further extension of the 25 percent tax on wheat imports, due to end on 30 June (FPMA Food Policies), without specifying a new expiry date. [...]
13/06/2016 - 
The Government issued a decree on June 8 that will allow the country to establish tariff-free import quotas from non US-origins for beef and for paddy, husked, milled and broken [...]
10/06/2016 - 
The Government of Morocco announced that it will increase the import duty on common wheat to 65 percent from the current level of 30 percent during the harvest period from [...]
07/06/2016 - 
The Government of the Buenos Aires province has authorized an increase of up to 23.25 percent of transport costs for cereals, oilseeds and respective sub products. The Government, who regulates [...]
07/06/2016 - 
The Government approved on 1 June the increase of the Minimum Support Price (MSP) of the 2016 Kharif crops, about to be planted. The MSP for common (non-basmati) rice, the [...]

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