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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.

  • Southern Africa - In most importers, maize prices remain at high levels after earlier increases due to drought-reduced harvests and higher importing costs from South Africa
  • South America - Yellow maize prices in November were generally above their year-earlier levels reflecting 2016 reduced maize harvests and strong import demand
  • South Sudan - The further sharp depreciation of the local currency underpinned staple food prices, which increased in November after some declines in the past months
  • Nigeria - The weak local currency and persisting civil insecurity limited cereal price declines from the ongoing harvest and kept prices at record or near-record highs
  • Eastern Africa - Cereal prices in November increased and were at high levels in most countries due to localized production shortfalls and uncertain prospects for current crops in some areas
  • International - Maize relatively stable in November with the downward pressure from expectations of bumper crops offset by strong import demand
  • International - Wheat prices showed mixed trends in November but remained below year-earlier levels on account of ample global supplies
  • International - New crop arrivals and sluggish import demand keep rice export quotations generally under downward pressure

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

18/01/2017 - 
The Ministry of Industry and Trade repealed rice export conditions set in 2013 under Decision 6139/QD-BCT on the planning of rice exporters. The maximum rice export licence limited to 150 [...]
18/01/2017 - 
The National Food Supply Agency (CONAB) of Brazil will offer 7 100 tonnes of rice paddy for sale through an auction on January 19, the first one in 2017. The [...]
16/01/2017 - 
The Government increased the minimum price of maize to RWF 200 (USD 0.24) per Kg for the main season 2017 A, from 160 (USD 0.19) per kg last year, an [...]
10/01/2017 - 
The Government reduced taxes on certain types of imported rice with immediate effect, as part of its efforts to ease rice prices which increased considerably in the last quarter of [...]
10/01/2017 - 
The Ministry of Finance decided to remove tax incentives on paddy and husked rice given to importers, lifting the duty to the same level of fully-processed rice. Import duties were [...]

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