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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 and maize remained relatively stable in November reflecting good supply conditions
  • International - International prices of rice strengthened in November amid increased buying interest and currency movements
  • Central America - Prices of maize eased in November as market flows returned to normal after disruption caused by severe rains in the previous month
  • Eastern Africa - Prices of cereals declined further in November with the ongoing 2017 harvests and were at levels around or below those a year earlier with a few exceptions
  • Sudan - Food prices surged in November mainly underpinned by the sharp depreciation of the Sudanese pound in the parallel market
  • Western Africa - Prices of coarse grains continue to decline in most countries of the subregion as a result of the 2017 ongoing harvests, which are expected to be good

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

12/01/2018 - 
The Government removed wheat import subsidies under the new budget of 2018, leaving wheat imports to the private sector. Most of the domestically-consumed wheat is imported and since it is [...]
18/12/2017 - 
On 13 December, the Government issued a decree permitting the importation of Russian wheat with immediate effect. The importation would require a number of procedures to be fulfilled, ranging from [...]
04/12/2017 - 
In late November, the Government announced revisions to the import duties for paddy, rye and barley to come into effect from 1 January 2018. The custom duty on imports of [...]
14/11/2017 - 
On 8 November, the Government doubled the import duty on wheat to 20 percent, after reintroducing it in March this year (FPMA Food Policies). The measure aims to curb imports, [...]
06/11/2017 - 
On 24 October, the Ministry of Agriculture of India increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for 2018 winter - Rabi - crops, currently being planted and to be harvested from [...]

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