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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 maize from the United States of America increased in May underpinned by the impact of heavy rains in key growing areas
  • Eastern Africa - Concerns over the impact of severe dryness on the 2019 crops continued to support the increases in prices of maize in several countries in May
  • Zimbabwe - Prices of maize and wheat flour spiked after upward price revisions by the milling industry
  • Southern Africa - Prices of maize came under general downward pressure in most countries in May with the start of the 2019 harvests
  • South Sudan,Sudan - A halt in currency depreciations contributed to a softer tone in prices of coarse grains in the past month

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

17/06/2019 - 
On 21 May, the Government of Zimbabwe announced a new increase in fuel prices, which follows the hike implemented at the start of the year (FPMA Food Policies). Prices were [...]
30/05/2019 - 
The Government increased the import duty on rice to 55 percent from the previous 28 percent, which was set in June last year (FPMA Food Policies). The recent measure, which [...]
29/05/2019 - 
On 22 May, the Government announced the reintroduction of the import duty on common wheat at 135 percent, after a suspension from January to April 2019. The country revises the [...]
09/05/2019 - 
The government recently instructed the state Food Reserve Agency (FRA), the government parastatal mandated to manage the national strategic stock and engage in market facilitation, to increase the sale of [...]
29/04/2019 - 
On 26 April, the Government raised with immediate effect the import duty on wheat to 40 percent from 30 percent (FPMA Food Policies). The measure intends to curb imports and [...]

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