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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 grain fell in July, particularly those of maize on account of generally favourable weather for developing crops
  • India - Prices of staple gram dal soared to record levels in July following two successive years of sharply-reduced outputs
  • Nicaragua - Maize prices increased significantly for the second consecutive month in July with seasonal trends exacerbated by the drought-reduced 2015 output
  • South Sudan - Food prices spiked in July due to the upsurge in insecurity
  • Nigeria - Cereal prices continued their increasing trend in June underpinned by the depreciation of the Naira
  • Southern Africa - Maize prices in July declined in South Africa on seasonal harvest pressure, while they increased markedly in Malawi as a result of the sharply drought-reduced 2016 output
  • South America - In Brazil and Argentina, maize prices in July were pressured downwards by the ongoing harvests

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

24/08/2016 - 
The Government of the Russian Federation commenced the procurement of the 2016 grain crops, including wheat, rye, barley and maize on 19 August. It plans to purchase up to 1 [...]
24/08/2016 - 
The Government of Brazil auctioned on 23 August a further 50 000 tonnes of maize from its state reserves, following a first auction of 50 000 tonnes already earlier in [...]
09/08/2016 - 
On 1 August 2016, the Government permitted exports of basmati rice through Land Custom Stations on the Indo-Bangladesh and Indo-Nepal borders, subject to volumes being registered with the Director General [...]
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 [...]

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