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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 June despite generally worsening production prospects
  • International - Export prices of rice strengthened with higher quotations of Japonica and fragrant rice outweighing declines in Indica rice prices
  • Argentina,Brazil - Prices of yellow maize unchanged in June due to an expected drop in the ongoing harvests, those of wheat rising on tight supplies and currency weakness
  • Nicaragua - Prices of white maize continue to increase sharply with seasonal upward pressure exacerbated by the ongoing social unrest
  • Sudan - Prices of coarse grains at record highs due to concerns over the 2018 harvest, a weak currency and the removal of wheat subsidies

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

12/06/2018 - 
On 7 June, the Government announced it will increase import duties on rice to 28 percent from the previous 2 percent, which was set in August last year, after domestic [...]
25/05/2018 - 
The Government increased the import duty on wheat from 20 percent to 30 percent on 24 May, which follows a 10-percentage-point rise in November last year (FPMA Food Policies). The [...]
15/05/2018 - 
Expecting a solid cereal harvest, the Government recently approved the restoration of the common wheat import duty at 135 percent from the previous level of 30 percent, effective until 31 [...]
15/05/2018 - 
The Government of Brazil announced in late April the sale of 1 million tonnes of maize from its state reserves through auctions. The measure aims to support livestock producers, amidst [...]
15/05/2018 - 
In early April, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply approved the new minimum prices of all wheat types and wheat seeds for the 2018/19 season. The reference price of [...]

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