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 wheat, maize, barley and rice declined in March reflecting generally good export availabilities and favourable production prospects.
  • South Sudan,Sudan - Prices of coarse grains remained at elevated levels, underpinned by insufficient supplies and severe macro‑economic difficulties.
  • West Africa - Prices of domestically produced coarse grains remained firm or further strengthened in March underpinned by stagnating macro-economic conditions and strong demand coupled with localized production shortfalls.
  • East Asia - Domestic prices of rice eased or stable across the subregion but remained well above their year-earlier levels after the recurrent increases throughout most of 2020 and early 2021.
  • Central America and the Caribbean - Prices of red beans generally declined in March but remained higher year-on-year.
  • South America - Prices of wheat and maize showed mixed trends and were higher year on year.
  • International - Export prices of coarse grains continued to rise in February amid strong import demand.

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

17/03/2021 - 
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 [...]
15/02/2021 - 
On 6 February 2021, the Ministry of Economy approved Decree 117, introducing a floating tax system for exports of wheat, maize and barley from 2 June 2021. The floating tax will [...]
28/01/2021 - 
On 26 January 2021, the Ministry of Economy enacted a new policy on cereal exports, which set the tax on wheat exports at EUR 50 (about USD 61) per tonne for the period [...]
28/01/2021 - 
On 26 January 2021, the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Agriculture added an annex to the Memorandum of Understanding with grain market participants introducing an export quota for maize [...]
14/12/2020 - 
On 14 December 2020 the Ministry of Economy announced plans for the introduction of a flat tax of EUR 25 (about USD 30) per tonne on wheat exports and a 17.5  million tonnes quota on exports [...]
14/12/2020 - 
On 27 November 2020, the Government allocated a budget of GEL 10 million (about USD 3 million) to a programme to subsidize the sale of wheat flour, until 31 March 2021. The price of a 50 kg bag [...]
04/12/2020 - 
On 19 November 2020, the Government adopted the Resolution 569, introducing a six-month ban on the exports of some agricultural products, including livestock, poultry, eggs, cereals, vegetable oil and sugar [...]