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Domestic Price Warnings

Countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets.
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Prices of maize stable in June but high

Prices of maize steadied in June after the sharp increases of the recent months but remained about 60 percent above their year-earlier levels. Similarly, prices of beans declined but were more than 70 percent higher than in June last year. Improved rains between late April and early June lifted prospects for the current first season crops and offset the earlier upward pressure on prices from exceptionally dry conditions in March and most of April, which delayed planting and affected establishment. However, vegetation conditions remained poor in several areas and the harvest is expected to be late and 30-50 percent below average. In spite of a recent slowdown in shipments to Kenya and the custom post closure with Rwanda, the country remains a key cereal exporter in the subregion and the expected production shortfall is likely to result in lower exports to neighbouring countries.

Region: Eastern Africa