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 - Prices of grains increased sharply again in October, driven by reduced production prospects, tighter inventories and strong import demand.
  • International - Prices of rice fell further in October with the start of the main crop harvests and lack of demand.
  • East Africa - In the Sudan and South Sudan, prices of coarse grains reached new highs in October amid insufficient supplies, compounded by a further depreciation of the currency in South Sudan and flood related trade disruptions in the Sudan.
  • Nigeria - The upward surge in prices of coarse grains halted in October but prices remained well above their historical levels as a result of the difficult macro-economic environment and the disruptive impact of COVID-19-related restrictive measures to the supply c
  • International - Export prices of wheat and coarse grains registered strong increases in September on production concerns and diminishing inventories

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

11/11/2020 - 
On 3 November 2020, the Government announced the allocation of THB 51.2 billion (about USD 1.7 billion) to the price guarantee scheme for the 2020/21 rice cropping season, which will run from October 2020 [...]
11/11/2020 - 
On 26 October 2020, the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) fixed the minimum support price (MSP) for the 2020/21 wheat crop at PKR 1 600 (USD 10) per 40 kg, 15 percent above the [...]
22/10/2020 - 
On 16 October 2020, the Government suspended the tariffs on imports of soybeans, soy meals and soy oils until 15 January 2021 and on imports of maize grain until 31 [...]
22/09/2020 - 
On 21 September 2020, the Government approved the increase in the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2021 winter “Rabi” crops, to be planted from October. The MSP for wheat, [...]
21/09/2020 - 
On 17 September 2020, the Ministry of Agriculture revised the price of maize grain that the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC), the Government’s parastatal that procures and distributes grain, [...]
18/09/2020 - 
On 17 September 2020, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced the 2021 low Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ) for wheat, maize and rice. The TRQ was set at 9.6 [...]
14/09/2020 - 
On 9 September 2020, the Government suspended tariffs on imports of rice until 31 December this year. The temporary suspension is restricted to a quota of 400 000 tonnes of [...]
01/09/2020 - 
The Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Administration (IRICA) postponed for the second time this year’s seasonal ban on rice imports, which is currently scheduled to come into effect from 22 [...]