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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 maize and wheat increased in October after declining during the past few months
  • Southern Africa - Tight supplies and currency weakness continue to support prices of maize in several countries
  • 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 October mostly driven by the impact of a drought-reduced harvest
  • 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 - A difficult macroeconomic situation continue to keep food prices at record or near-record highs
  • Kyrgyzstan,Tajikistan - Prices of wheat flour recorded atypical increases in October, after several months of relative stability, mainly underpinned by higher export prices

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

14/11/2019 - 
On 13 November, the Economic Co-ordination Committee (ECC) of the Cabinet announced an increase in the wheat procurement price by nearly 4 percent to PKR 1 350 (USD 8.62) per [...]
24/10/2019 - 
On 23 October, the Government increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2020 winter “Rabi” crops, about to be planted. The MSP for wheat, the main “Rabi” crop, was [...]
21/10/2019 - 
On 15 October, the Government began implementing the price guarantee scheme. Under the scheme, which will run from October this year to February 2020, if market prices drop below the [...]
17/10/2019 - 
On 15 October, the Government’s Leading Committee for Farmers Rights Protection and Interests Promotion announced the floor price for the 2019/20 main and second season low-quality paddy crops. The price [...]
16/10/2019 - 
On 14 October, the Government announced an indefinite ban on imports and exports of all goods through land borders nationwide. A partial closure of the borders was already implemented on [...]

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