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 - Prices of grains increased further in November reflecting continued strong demand, while those for rice held steady.
  • South Sudan,Sudan - Prices of coarse grains reached record highs in November underpinned by insufficient supplies and difficult macro-economic conditions.
  • Nigeria - Prices of coarse grains eased further with fresh supplies from the 2020 harvest but remain well above their year-earlier values.
  • Central America - Prices of maize and beans increased, especially in Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua, hit hard by hurricanes Eta and Iota.
  • International - Prices of grains increased sharply again in October, driven by reduced production prospects, tighter inventories and strong import demand.

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

14/12/2020 - 
On 14 December 2020 the Ministry of Economy announced plans for the introduction of a flat tax of EUR 25 (about USD 30) per tonne on wheat exports and a 17.5  million tonnes quota on exports [...]
14/12/2020 - 
On 27 November 2020, the Government allocated a budget of GEL 10 million (about USD 3 million) to a programme to subsidize the sale of wheat flour, until 31 March 2021. The price of a 50 kg bag [...]
04/12/2020 - 
On 19 November 2020, the Government adopted the Resolution 569, introducing a six-month ban on the exports of some agricultural products, including livestock, poultry, eggs, cereals, vegetable oil and sugar [...]
11/11/2020 - 
On 3 November 2020, the Government announced the allocation of THB 51.2 billion (about USD 1.7 billion) to the price guarantee scheme for the 2020/21 rice cropping season, which will run from October 2020 [...]
11/11/2020 - 
On 26 October 2020, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) fixed the minimum support price (MSP) for the 2020/21 wheat crop at PKR 1 600 (USD 10) per 40 kg, 15 percent above the [...]
22/10/2020 - 
On 16 October 2020, the Government suspended the tariffs on imports of soybeans, soy meals and soy oils until 15 January 2021 and on imports of maize grain until 31 [...]
22/09/2020 - 
On 21 September 2020, the Government approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2021 winter “Rabi” crops, to be planted from October. The MSP for wheat, [...]
21/09/2020 - 
On 17 September 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture revised the price of maize grain that the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC), the Government’s parastatal that procures and distributes grain, [...]