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 - Coarse grains and wheat prices firmed, while rice prices held steady in May
  • East Africa - Prices of coarse grains followed mixed trends in May
  • West Africa - Prices of coarse grains continued to increase seasonally in most countries
  • Southern Africa - Domestic maize prices generally declined with some exceptions
  • East Asia - Domestic prices of rice generally stable or softened in May
  • CIS (Asia & Europe) - Wheat prices held steady in importing countries
  • Central America - Prices of maize increased seasonally but overall lower year on year
  • International - Mixed trends in April; quotations for maize resumed an increasing trend, while those for wheat held steady and for rice fell further.

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

10/06/2021 - 
On 15 May 2021, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines announced the lowering of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates on rice for a period of one [...]
09/06/2021 - 
On 1 June 2021, the government extended the exemption from imports, customs and value-added taxes for a number of commodities, including cereals and cereal products until the end of August 2021. [...]
25/05/2021 - 
In early May 2021, the Government of Morocco announced it would re-impose custom duties on soft and hard wheat imports until further notice. The country regularly revises its customs duties [...]
25/05/2021 - 
In mid-May 2021, the Government of Zimbabwe introduced a ban on maize imports, suspending import licenses for maize grain, maize meal and other maize products from June 2021. The measure [...]
25/05/2021 - 
On 1 May 2021, the government extended the exemption of imports, customs and value-added taxes for a number of commodities, including cereals and cereal products until the end of May 2021. [...]
14/05/2021 - 
On 30 April 2021, the Russian Federation introduced a ban on exports of unprocessed buckwheat, coarsely ground buckwheat groats and crushed buckwheat grain for the period between 5 June to 31 August [...]
17/03/2021 - 
On 21 February 2021, the Central Bank of Sudan devalued the official exchange rate of the Sudanese pound (SDG) against the US dollar from SDG 55 to an indicative rate of [...]
16/03/2021 - 
On 15 March 2021, the Ministry of Trade announced a temporary lifting of the maize export ban, which had been in place since February 2018 (FPMA Food Policies) to help [...]