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 - Wheat prices surged in August, while coarse grain prices followed mixed trends and rice prices continued to decline
  • West Africa - Lingering conflicts and torrential rains added pressure to seasonally increasing coarse grain prices
  • Southern Africa - Maize prices levelled off after declines in preceding months with record 2021 harvest
  • East Africa - Prices of coarse grains generally increased in August and higher year on year
  • South Sudan,Sudan - Exceptionally high coarse grain prices persist
  • East Asia - Domestic prices of rice stable or decreased in August, while those of wheat changed little
  • CIS (Asia & Europe) - Wheat prices in importing countries remained stable in August
  • Central America and the Caribbean - Prices of maize increased seasonally and higher year on year
  • South America - Prices of wheat and maize were higher year on year
  • International - Grain prices fell in June influenced by generally good supply prospects

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

23/07/2021 - 
On 19 July 2021, the Government of the Republic of Belarus introduced a temporary ban on exports of wheat flour, spelt flour, coarsely ground buckwheat groats, hulled buckwheat grain and [...]
28/06/2021 - 
On 17 June 2021, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved the import of 3 million tonnes of wheat during the 2021/22 marketing year (July/June). The measure, which follows the lifting of import [...]
28/06/2021 - 
On 9 June 2021, the Government of India approved the increase of the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2021 “Kharif” main season crops, currently being planted and to be [...]
24/06/2021 - 
On 16 June 2021, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission enforced restrictions on buckwheat exports to countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), introducing a temporary ban on exports [...]
10/06/2021 - 
On 15 May 2021, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines announced the lowering of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates on rice for a period of one [...]
09/06/2021 - 
On 1 June 2021, the government extended the exemption from imports, customs and value-added taxes for a number of commodities, including cereals and cereal products until the end of August 2021. [...]
25/05/2021 - 
In early May 2021, the Government of Morocco announced it would re-impose custom duties on soft and hard wheat imports until further notice. The country regularly revises its customs duties [...]
25/05/2021 - 
In mid-May 2021, the Government of Zimbabwe introduced a ban on maize imports, suspending import licenses for maize grain, maize meal and other maize products from June 2021. The measure [...]