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


  • Nigeria - Coarse grain prices rose further in March, with those of sorghum at record levels, following the sharp depreciation of the Naira
  • Far East Asia - Rice prices strengthened in exporting countries in April amid expectations of reduced 2015 secondary crops, due to dry weather associated with the El Niño
  • Argentina - Strong exports underpinned domestic prices of yellow maize and wheat, which more than doubled their levels a year earlier
  • Brazil - Domestic prices of maize on the increase and at record levels in April underpinned by rising exports and sustained domestic demand from the feed industry
  • South Africa - Domestic prices of white maize continued to decline from the record levels of February with the ongoing harvest but were still high year-on-year
  • International - Maize export quotations generally increased supported by solid export demand and concerns about 2016 production prospects in South America
  • International - Export prices of wheat showed mixed trends in April but remained lower than a year earlier reflecting mostly good prospects for 2016 production
  • International - Sugar export prices eased in April after the sharp increase of the previous month reflecting generally large export availabilities in Brazil

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

24/05/2016 - 
The Government of Lesotho announced last week it will subsidize the price of maize meal, beans and pulses, reducing the retail prices for consumers by 30 percent for a period [...]
13/05/2016 - 
The Government of Brazil increased the minimum support price for the 2016 wheat crop. Under this mechanism, if the domestic price of wheat goes below the minimum price, the Government [...]
06/05/2016 - 
The Beijing municipal government announced the release of 3 000 tonnes of pork meat from frozen reserves into the capital’s market over two months starting this week and the provision [...]
02/05/2016 - 
The Government of Morocco announced that it will maintain the reduced 30 percent import duty on common wheat, set to expire at the end of April, throughout 2016. The tariff [...]
21/04/2016 - 
The Government of Brazil has recently removed the import duties on maize shipments from non-Mercosur countries for a period of six months and for a maximum amount of 1 million [...]

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