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 and maize declined in February amid well-supplied global markets and uncertainties about the impact of Coronavirus on global demand
  • International - Export prices of rice strengthened, on a combination of demand from Far Eastern and East African buyers and tight availabilities in some exporting countries
  • Pakistan - Prices of wheat declined from the January records following Government measures and favourable production prospects
  • Sudan - Cereal prices continue to soar due to a below-average 2019 output coupled with high production and transportation costs
  • Southern Africa - Maize price increases eased reflecting improved prospects for the 2020 harvest, large import volumes and the effects of policies aimed at stabilizing prices
  • East Africa - Prices of coarse grains declined seasonally in most countries of the subregion in February

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

13/03/2020 - 
On 12 March, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) fixed the minimum support price of wheat, which was increased, in line with recommendations of the Wheat Review Committee, to PKR 1 [...]
12/03/2020 - 
On 4 March, the Government announced further adjustments to the export tax regime through Decree 230/2020, after a revision already implemented in December 2019 (FPMA Food Policies), which saw export [...]
09/03/2020 - 
On 28 February, the Government raised the Minimum Purchasing Price (MPP) for early Indica rice from last year’s price of CNY 2 400 per tonne to CNY 2420 per tonne [...]
02/03/2020 - 
On 17 February, the Government published the new minimum guarantee prices for all wheat grain varieties and wheat seeds for the 2020/21 (July/June) agricultural season. Prices were increased by 6.95 [...]
17/02/2020 - 
Prices of the key food staple, maize meal, continued to generally increase in December and were at exceptionally high levels. The elevated prices mostly result from sustained currency weakness and [...]
14/02/2020 - 
Procurement of the 2020 main “Maha” paddy rice crop has recently commenced. The Government set the minimum guaranteed price at LKR 50 per kg (USD 276 per tonne) for rice [...]
13/02/2020 - 
Consumer prices rose by 14.6 percent year on year in January, the highest annual rate since December 2010. The high inflation rate was mainly driven by the significant increases in [...]
07/01/2020 - 
On 24 December 2019, the Government announced the suspension of the 35 percent import duty on soft wheat, set in September last year (FPMA Food Policies), from 2 January to [...]