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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 were generally firmer in January, supported by weather-related concerns and a weaker dollar
  • International - International prices of rice increased mainly due to renewed Asian demand
  • Sudan - Food prices rose sharply in January and were at records, underpinned by the removal of wheat subsidies and the strong depreciation of the Sudanese Pound
  • Western Africa - Prices of coarse grains remain high despite the good 2017 harvests due to strong demand for stock replenishment and insecurity in some areas
  • Bangladesh - Prices of staples rice and wheat flour in January were around 20 percent higher than a year earlier

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

09/02/2018 - 
On 21 January, the Central Bank of Sudan (CBS) devaluated the official exchange rate of the Sudanese Pound (SDG) against the US dollar from SDG 6.67 to SDG 18. The [...]
12/01/2018 - 
The Government removed wheat import subsidies under the new budget of 2018 approved in January. Most of the domestically-consumed wheat is imported and since it is a key staple food [...]
18/12/2017 - 
On 13 December, the Government issued a decree permitting the importation of Russian wheat with immediate effect. The importation would require a number of procedures to be fulfilled, ranging from [...]
04/12/2017 - 
In late November, the Government announced revisions to the import duties for paddy, rye and barley to come into effect from 1 January 2018. The custom duty on imports of [...]
14/11/2017 - 
On 8 November, the Government doubled the import duty on wheat to 20 percent, after reintroducing it in March this year (FPMA Food Policies). The measure aims to curb imports, [...]

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