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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 data used in the analysis can be found in the FPMA Tool.

  • International - Export prices of wheat increased in August underpinned by deteriorating crop prospects and tightening export availabilities
  • International - Export prices of maize rose for the first time in three months
  • International - Export prices of rice eased amid generally subdued demand
  • Argentina,Brazil - Prices of yellow maize increased further in August supported by an expected drop in the 2018 harvests and weak currencies
  • Central America - Prices of white maize rose significantly to high levels in most countries mainly due to the adverse impact of dry weather on harvest prospects
  • Sudan - Prices of grains continue to increase and at records on concerns over the 2018 harvest, a weak currency and the removal of wheat subsidies

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

19/09/2018 - 
On 4 September, the Government introduced a 12 percent export duty on all products, valid with immediate effect until 31 December 2020 (Decree 793/2018). The measure aims to increase government [...]
18/09/2018 - 
On 6 September, the Government introduced a limit on exports of wheat flour made from domestically-produced grain to 1 percent of total exports. No limits were placed on wheat flour [...]
01/08/2018 - 
On 31 May 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) increased the 2018 support prices for maize, sorghum and rice by 20 percent due to [...]
10/07/2018 - 
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for 2018 Kharif crops, now being planted and to be harvested from September onwards (GIEWS [...]
25/06/2018 - 
On 19 June, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply approved the new minimum prices of selected agricultural commodities produced in the summer season, including cereals and beans. The minimum [...]

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