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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 fell in March mostly on account of abundant export supplies
  • Southern Africa - Extensive damage caused by Cyclone Idai could trigger temporary food price spikes in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe
  • Zimbabwe - Economic instability and diminished prospects for the 2019 harvest underpinned food price increases in February
  • Eastern Africa - In the Sudan and South Sudan, currency depreciation and high production costs keep prices under upward pressure and at high levels
  • Argentina - Prices of wheat and maize up in March and well above year-earlier levels on strong demand for exports and a weaker currency
  • 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

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 [...]
12/04/2019 - 
Amid high inflation rate, the Government revised the producer price of maize and wheat, which are now set at RTGS$ 726 per tonne and RTGS$ 1 089.69 per tonne, respectively. [...]
10/04/2019 - 
On 5 April, the ministries of Economy and Agriculture agreed on the introduction of temporary duties on the exports of some vegetable products. A duty was introduced on the exports [...]

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