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 rose in November although large global supplies capped the increases
  • International - Export prices of rice fell to six-month lows pressured by new crop arrivals and sluggish demand
  • Zimbabwe - Food prices continue to climb steeply amidst an economic crisis
  • Southern Africa - Prices of maize on the increase and higher year on year due to tight supplies and weak currencies
  • East Africa - Prices of coarse grains generally rose in November to levels well above the previous year on reduced harvests in several cropping areas
  • South Sudan,Sudan - A difficult macroeconomic situation continue to exert upward pressure on prices of staple foods
  • Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan - Prices of wheat flour recorded further atypical increases in November mainly underpinned by higher prices in the regional export market

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

18/12/2019 - 
On 14 December, the Government eliminated the export tax limit of ARS 4 per USD 1 of export value for a number of commodities, including wheat, maize, sorghum and barley, [...]
16/12/2019 - 
Amid rising food prices, the Government temporarily reduced the import tax for imported wheat flour from LKR 36 per kg to LKR 8 per kg, effective from 14 December. In [...]
02/12/2019 - 
On 28 November, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) raised the minimum support price of wheat from the previously-announced level of PKR 1 350 per 40 kg (FPMA Food Policies) to [...]
25/11/2019 - 
In late November, an announcement made by the Government of Zimbabwe indicated the temporary removal of import controls on maize and wheat flour, amidst a tight supply situation of key [...]
14/11/2019 - 
On 13 November, the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet announced an increase in the wheat procurement price by nearly 4 percent to PKR 1 350 (USD 8.62) per [...]

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