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 dipped in May pressured by a good supply outlook and a slow pace in trade
  • International - Export prices of maize declined further on large export availabilities amid weak import demand
  • Somalia,South Sudan,Sudan - Disruptions to food supply chains and stronger demand due to COVID-19 underpinned further sharp food price increases in May
  • South America - The slowdown in domestic buying and the new harvests halted the significant increases in the prices of rice of the past few months
  • Nigeria - Prices of cereals rose at a steep rate in April due to strong buying amid movement restrictions related to COVID-19 and the Ramadan festive period
  • Global - An upsurge in food demand and disruptions to supply chains triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic underpinned food price increases in several countries in the second half of March

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

06/07/2020 - 
On 3 July, the Government of Punjab approved the release of 900 000 tonnes of wheat to flour millers at PKR 1475 per maund (about 40 kg) and the retail [...]
29/06/2020 - 
The Ministry of Finance recently announced the creation of a USD 2 billion fund in an effort to support the trading of key commodities amid foreign exchange shortages. The trade [...]
26/06/2020 - 
On 24 June 2020, the Government authorized the import of 500 000 tonnes of maize at a concessional duty of 15 percent under the Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) Scheme. Import [...]
11/06/2020 - 
On 10 June 2020, an increase on import customs duties came into effect for a wide range of products, including food products. Among others, imports of live mutton and goats, [...]
08/06/2020 - 
On 7 June 2020, the Government lifted the 60 percent regulatory duty on imports of wheat, in place since September 2016 (FPMA Food Policies) and allowed the import of wheat [...]
05/06/2020 - 
On 1 June 2020, the Government approved the increase of the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2020 “Kharif” crops, now being planted and to be harvested from September onwards. [...]
01/06/2020 - 
On 31 May 2020, the Government raised the 2020 purchasing price of wheat from SYP 225 to SYP 400 per kg. The measure aims to support farmers’ incomes and increase [...]
01/06/2020 - 
On 22 May 2020, the Government temporarily removed the import tariff on wheat flour and maize meal as the country seeks to bolster supplies amid an expected second consecutive below-average [...]