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Honduras

12/07/2018

Prices of white maize increase significantly and reach levels well above those a year earlier

Prices of white maize rose by more than 10 percent in June with the progress of the lean season and reached levels 60 and 47 percent higher than those a year earlier in San Pedro Sula and Tegucigalpa markets, respectively. Although prices were stable in May, they had been on a steady increasing trend since the beginning of the year. Normal seasonal trends were exacerbated by higher fuel and input costs as well as, by the significant increases in maize export prices from the United States of America, the country’s main supplier. Planting operations of the 2018 main season crop, to be harvested from late August, are ongoing under overall favourable weather conditions

Region: Central America