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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 wheat and maize declined further in April on account of abundant supplies and good global production prospects
  • Eastern Africa - Concerns over the impact of severe dry and hot weather conditions on the 2019 crops underpinned the sharp increases of maize prices in April
  • Southern Africa - Sharply diminished 2019 crop prospects and tight supplies continue to sustain increases in the prices of maize
  • South Sudan,Sudan - Prices of coarse grains continue to rise supported by the depreciation of the countries’ currencies
  • Haiti - Prices of staple foods, maize meal and rice, at high levels amidst generally weak macroeconomic conditions

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

09/05/2019 - 
The government recently instructed the state Food Reserve Agency (FRA), the government parastatal mandated to manage the national strategic stock and engage in market facilitation, to increase the sale of [...]
29/04/2019 - 
On 26 April, the Government raised with immediate effect the import duty on wheat to 40 percent from 30 percent (FPMA Food Policies). The measure intends to curb imports and [...]
19/04/2019 - 
On 17 April, the Government approved the new procurement price at which the Food Production Support Company (Empresa de Apoyo a la Producción de Alimentos, EMAPA) will buy the 2019 [...]
18/04/2019 - 
To curb soaring inflation, on 17 April, the Government fixed the price of 60 food products, including staples such as rice, flour, sugar, milk, cooking oils, meat and Yerba mate [...]
17/04/2019 - 
Under the framework of the “Wheat Project”, the national procurement programme led by the Ministry of Agriculture, the Government announced the guaranteed prices at which it will purchase wheat from [...]

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