Domestic Price Warnings

Countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets.
Price warning level:  High   Moderate [Based on the Indicator of Price Anomalies (IPA)]

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Moderate alert
09/09/2021

Retail prices of food items continued to increase in July amid a difficult macro-economic situation.
Moderate alert
09/09/2021

Prices of maize increased despite the ongoing main season harvest due to tight supply prospects.
Moderate alert
09/09/2021

Retail prices of staple maize tortillas increased sharply for the fifth consecutive month in August.
High alert
09/09/2021

Prices of coarse grains increased further in July, reaching record or near-record highs and lingered about 50 percent higher than their levels a year earlier.
High alert
09/09/2021

Prices of maize and sorghum seasonally increased in August after having declined in July. Prices of coarse grains reached exceptionally high levels, mainly due to a weak currency and COVID-19-related trade disruptions.
High alert
09/09/2021

Prices of sorghum and millet declined in August or continued to increase but at slower rates than in July, as traders released some of their stocks in anticipation of the 2021 harvest. Prices in August were at near-record levels, mainly due to a weak currency, fuel shortages and high prices of agricultural inputs inflating production and transportation costs.
Moderate alert
09/09/2021

Although the monthly food inflation rate remained in single digits, food prices were well above year-earlier levels.