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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 - Export prices of major cereals steady to mildly lower in September amid large export availabilities
  • East Africa - Prices of coarse grains at levels well above those a year earlier in several countries mainly due to reduced harvests
  • South Sudan,Sudan - The strong depreciation of the countries’ currencies keep prices under upward pressure and at record or near-record highs
  • Zimbabwe - Prices of cereals continue to rise steeply due to persisting currency weakness and supply shortages
  • Zambia - Prices of maize products reached record highs in September mostly driven by a tight supply situation
  • Haiti - Prices of cereals well above year-earlier levels amid reduced outputs and a weak macro-economic situation

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

15/10/2019 - 
The Government announced it will keep the 2020 minimum support price for wheat at CNY 2 240 (USD 317) per tonne, the same as in the past year (FPMA Food [...]
10/10/2019 - 
Amid steep inflation rates, the Government has raised the producer prices of maize and other grains, including sorghum and millet, from ZWL 2 100 per tonne to ZWL 4 000 [...]
04/10/2019 - 
On 1 October, the Government started the purchases of key crops, maize and beans, of the main 2019 “spring-summer” season, harvesting of which recently started. The support price for maize [...]
25/09/2019 - 
The Food Contract Corporation, the national body managing the state grain reserves, increased the procurement prices for 2019 grains on 24 September. Purchasing prices for wheat fall under selected ranges [...]
23/09/2019 - 
The Government recently announced the cut of custom duties on soft wheat from 135 percent, set in May this year (FPMA Food Policies) to 35 percent starting from 1 October. [...]

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