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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

16/11/2018 - 
On 16 November, the Government announced a further cut to the purchasing price of wheat after a reduction which was implemented last year (FPMA Food Policies). The price for the [...]
14/11/2018 - 
On 5 November, the Government, through the Strategic Food Reserve (SFR), announced the new purchasing price of maize, which was set at KES 2 300 (USD 22.26) for a 90 [...]
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 [...]

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