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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 generally increased in June on quality concerns amid unfavourable growing conditions for the 2017 crops in some key-producing countries
  • International - Strong import demand continued to exert upward pressure on international prices of rice
  • Far East Asia - Sustained demand further underpinned domestic prices of rice in exporting countries
  • Bangladesh - Rice prices rose in June and reached record highs due to 2017 main season crop losses, reduced production and imports in 2016
  • Eastern Africa - Cereal prices either remained stable or declined in June with the new 2017 harvests but still at near-record highs
  • Southern Africa - Maize prices continue to decline with the 2017 main season harvest nearing completion and expected at a bumper level
  • Nigeria - Food prices remain high in May, but inflation rate continued to fall
  • Western Africa - Coarse grain prices increased seasonally in June and reached levels above those a year earlier, particularly in Niger, due to localized production shortfalls last year and reduced imports
  • South America - Maize prices declined in Brazil and Argentina on seasonal pressure and expectations of record 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

14/07/2017 - 
The Government announced that as of August it will stop providing subsidies to millers and bakeries that produce subsidized bread. Under the current system, the Government subsidizes flour and bread [...]
27/06/2017 - 
On 26 June, the Government announced a ban on the exports of unprocessed food crops, including maize, the main staple. The measure aims to ease supply pressure and curb food [...]
21/06/2017 - 
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for 2017 Kharif crops, now being planted and to be harvested from September onwards. The [...]
21/06/2017 - 
The Government announced it will reduce import duties on rice to 10 percent from the current 25 percent. The measure aims to curb prices of rice, which reached record highs [...]
19/06/2017 - 
The Government has halted maize imports on account of expectations of a bumper output this year; the issuance of import permits was restricted about four months ago and now maize [...]

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