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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 - Wheat export prices firmer in October amid a tighter global supply outlook, while maize prices rose on large sales for export
  • International - Export prices of rice weaken on harvest pressure, export competition and currency movements
  • Philippines - Prices of rice stable but at record highs in October on the backdrop of low public inventories and increased fuel costs
  • Central America - Prices of maize dropped markedly in October with the 2018 main season harvest but still high year on year
  • Sudan - Prices of grains decline further but still at near-record levels due to shortage of foreign currency, high production and transport costs
  • Argentina,Brazil - Stronger currencies and a weaker demand put downward pressure on domestic prices of grains

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

14/11/2018 - 
The Agriculture and Trade Departments set standardized labels and Suggested Retail Prices (SRP) for rice, which became effective on 27 October. Rice would only be identified as regular milled, well [...]
13/11/2018 - 
In late October, the Mexican Food Security Agency under the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) announced the reintroduction of guaranteed prices for key crops, maize, [...]
05/11/2018 - 
In mid-October, the Government imposed restrictive measures on the exportation of maize grain and maize meal products. These restrictions are reportedly temporary, in order to allow the Food Reserve Agency [...]
26/10/2018 - 
On 23 October, the Government lifted a ban on the imports of basic commodities, including food products, which had been in place since 2016. The measure aims to boost dwindling [...]
22/10/2018 - 
On 19 October, the Government announced a suspension of the import duty on soft wheat, currently at 135 percent, between 1 November and 31 December 2018. The import duty is [...]

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