Home > GIEWS - Global Information and Early Warning System

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 declined in April pressured by ample supplies and generally favourable outlook for the 2017 harvest
  • International - Maize export prices remain subdued on expectations of bumper crops in Southern Hemisphere countries
  • International - Export prices of rice increased in April supported by a rebound in trade activity
  • Eastern Africa - Cereal prices rose further in April and reached record or near-record highs due to overall tight supplies and uncertain prospects for the 2017 main harvests
  • Southern Africa - Expectations of a strong maize production rebound in 2017 contributed to push down prices in most countries in April, particularly in South Africa
  • South America - Expectations of bumper crops in 2017 keep maize prices under downward pressure in most countries, particularly in key producer Brazil
  • Nigeria - A stable currency contributed to limiting food price increases in the past few months although its depreciated level kept prices at high values
  • Bangladesh - Rice prices resumed to increase in the past few months and reached record highs in April due to tight supplies and unfavourable prospects for the 2017 man harvest

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

18/05/2017 - 
The Government has recently announced wheat and barley procurement prices for the 2017 crops currently being harvested. The price of wheat has been set at SYP 140 (USD 270 per [...]
17/05/2017 - 
The Government announced to grant temporary subsidies to maize imports and to sell imported maize to millers at an average price of KES 2 300 (USD 21.87) for a 90 [...]
17/05/2017 - 
The National Food Supply Agency (CONAB) will hold new maize auction on 25 May, in an effort to assist growers in the key producing area of Mato Grosso amid a [...]
05/05/2017 - 
The Ministry of Agriculture approved new prices for the purchasing interventions of the 2017 grain crop. For the first time, the Ministry set prices for wheat Class 1 and 2; [...]
05/05/2017 - 
The Russian and Turkish Governments agreed to lift simultaneously all restrictions on food trade between the two countries, effective immediately. The agreement includes re-allowing imports of Russian wheat to Turkey, [...]

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