Regional Roundups

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East Africa
10/02/2021
Prices of coarse grains followed mixed trends in January. In most countries, prices were below their year-earlier levels reflecting above‑average first season harvests which concluded in July‑August 2020. A slowdown in economic activities due to the COVID-19 pandemic resulting in a [...]
West Africa
10/02/2021
In the Sahel belt, prices of domestically produced coarse grains followed mixed trends in January, easing in countries with good supplies from the 2020 harvests and strengthening elsewhere. In the areas affected by civil insecurity and conflict where marketing activities [...]
Southern Africa
10/02/2021
Prices of the main food staple, maize, continued to increase seasonally at the start of the year. Although the ample national supplies, following production upturns in 2020, limited the monthly gains, prices came under upward pressure from weaker currencies partly [...]
East Asia
10/02/2021
Domestic prices of rice were stable or increased in January and were generally well above their year-earlier levels in most countries of the subregion. The price increases mostly concerned some traditional rice exporters. The strongest month-on-month price increases were registered [...]
CIS (Asia & Europe)
10/02/2021
In the exporting countries of the subregion, export prices of milling wheat in January where higher than a year earlier amid weaker local currencies. In the Russian Federation and Ukraine, prices increased by about 8 percent in January, in line with [...]
Central America and the Caribbean
10/02/2021
In most countries of the subregion, prices of beans increased in January, despite the ongoing second season harvest, and were well above their year-earlier levels reflecting crop losses caused by the two consecutive hurricanes in November 2020. In Nicaragua, the [...]
South America
10/02/2021
In most countries in the subregion, prices of wheat increased in January, with the notable exception of Chile, where prices declined for the second consecutive month on account of improved domestic availabilities from the ongoing harvest as well as large [...]