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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 but high

Prices of maize remained relatively stable in June, after declining in April and May, as a result of good supplies from the recently-harvested 2019 crop, estimated to be above average and larger than the previous year’s reduced outturn. On a yearly basis, prices across the country were well above their values a year earlier following the sharp rises in the past several months, caused by a tighter-than-normal supply situation due to a reduced output in 2018. Prices were relatively higher in southern markets, where the impact of adverse weather conditions caused localized production shortfalls in 2019 and consequently resulted in reduced market availabilities.

Region: Southern Africa