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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 firm in January due to tightening export supplies and robust world demand
  • International - Concerns over the impact of adverse weather on crops in South America underpin maize export price quotations
  • Zimbabwe - A drop in the value of the country’s currency and a deficit of foreign exchange triggered a sharp increase in food prices in late 2018
  • Eastern Africa - In the Sudan and South Sudan, weak currencies and high production costs support prices of staple foods and keep them at high levels
  • Southern Africa - Seasonal price increases of maize amplified by the reduced 2018 production outturns in several countries
  • South America - Tight supplies and weak currencies underpin price increases of yellow maize in several countries

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

12/02/2019 - 
The Government allocated LKR 5 billion (USD 28 million) to purchase paddy from the 2019 main Maha crop, about to be harvested and expected at a bumper level, well above [...]
16/01/2019 - 
On 12 January, the Government of Zimbabwe announced a sharp increase in fuel prices, which became effective on 13 January. The prices of diesel and gasoline more than doubled to [...]
11/01/2019 - 
On 10 January, the Government ordered the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) to purchase 2 million 90-kg bags from farmers at a price of KES 2 500 (USD 24.39) [...]
11/01/2019 - 
On 27 December, the government announced it will maintain the suspension on import duties for soft wheat, first introduced in mid-October (FPMA Food Policies), for an additional four months until [...]
20/12/2018 - 
On 11 December, the Cabinet Committee on Industrial and Economic Development approved a 26 percent increase in the procurement price for the 2018 wheat crop, now pegged at USD 630 [...]

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