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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 - Weather-driven factors pushed up the US export prices of maize to a five-year high in June
  • East Africa - Ongoing harvests and beneficial late season rains improving crop prospects halted the increasing trend of maize prices
  • Zimbabwe - Prices of cereals surged in May following a hike in fuel prices, triggered by a weakening currency, coupled with a sharply reduced harvest
  • Argentina,Brazil - Domestic prices of yellow maize increased due to unusually strong international demand and despite 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

22/07/2019 - 
On 17 July, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) of the Government of Pakistan imposed a ban on the exports of wheat and wheat flour. Below-average irrigation water supplies and reduced [...]
08/07/2019 - 
In early July, the Food Reserve Agency (FRA), the Government parastatal mandated to manage the national strategic stock and engage in market facilitation, increased the purchasing price of maize by [...]
04/07/2019 - 
The Government of India increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2019 “Kharif” crops, now being planted and to be harvested from September onwards. The Government raised the MSP [...]
03/07/2019 - 
On 1 July, the Government announced the further extension of the zero duty on wheat exports until 1 July 2021. The wheat export duty was suspended in September 2016 (FPMA [...]
01/07/2019 - 
On 28 June, the Government of Zimbabwe issued Statutory Instrument 145, which prohibits the purchase and sale of maize among private individuals and companies, leaving the State-owned Grain Marketing Board [...]

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