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East Africa
10/09/2020
Prices of coarse grains declined in August where the newly harvested first season crops and the easing of the COVID-19 pandemic restrictive measures improved domestic availabilities. Further downward pressure resulted from a general decline in the domestic demand, driven by [...]
West Africa
10/09/2020
In most countries of the subregion, prices of coarse grains remained stable or increased seasonally in August and were overall well above their year-earlier levels. The effects of the COVID-19 containment measures adding to the impact of persisting insecurity on [...]
Southern Africa
10/09/2020
Prices of maize grain stabilized or began to increase in July and August as harvest pressure abated. Prices were lower or around their year-earlier levels in those countries that recorded significant production gains in 2020. In South Africa, wholesale prices [...]
East Asia
10/09/2020
In the key exporting countries of the subregion, domestic prices of rice increased in August and were above their year-earlier levels. Significant price increases were recorded in Viet Nam, with seasonal upward pressure compounded by an uptick in domestic demand [...]
CIS (Asia & Europe)
10/09/2020
In the exporting countries of the subregion, export prices of milling wheat decreased for the third consecutive month in August, although slightly, pressured by the ongoing 2020 harvests. Prices, however, remained higher than a year earlier, particularly in Kazakhstan, due [...]
Central America and the Caribbean
10/09/2020
In most countries of the subregion, prices of white maize declined in August with the beginning of the 2020 main season harvest and were overall lower than a year earlier on account of good domestic availabilities. In Guatemala, prices of [...]
South America
10/09/2020
In most countries of the subregion, the decline in the prices of rice spurred by the 2020 harvests continued into August. Prices, however, were still higher year on year after stronger demand amid the COVID-19 pandemic had underpinned the sharp [...]