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Regional Roundups

East Africa
Prices of coarse grains followed mixed trends in September across the subregion but were overall at high levels, well above those a year earlier, due to reduced harvests in several countries and to the strong depreciation of the local currencies [...]
West Africa
In most countries of the subregion, prices of coarse grains remained stable or decreased in September, which is atypical for this time of the year, and were overall well below their year-earlier levels. This reflects good market availabilities from last [...]
Southern Africa
Prices of maize continued to rise steeply in some countries in the past few months, pressured by the impact of weather-reduced 2019 harvests and consequently diminished domestic supplies, while in other countries prices remained generally unchanged. The sharpest price rises [...]
East Asia
In most countries of the subregion, domestic prices of rice generally softened in September. In the main exporting countries, the price declines were mostly associated with a generally weak import demand. In Viet Nam, prices declined in September, pressured by [...]
CIS (Asia & Europe)
In the exporting countries of the subregion, export prices of milling wheat in the Russian Federation and Ukraine decreased seasonally in September by more than 4 percent, marking the seventh consecutive monthly decline, although downward pressure was somewhat limited by [...]
Central America and the Caribbean
Prices of maize declined seasonally in September with harvesting of the 2019 main season maize crops currently underway and were overall down from the high levels a year earlier, which were instigated by strong input and production costs as well [...]
South America
In the key producing countries of the subregion, prices of wheat increased in September following seasonal trends, while they remained broadly stable in importing countries. In Argentina, wholesale prices of wheat grain continued to increase in September, with seasonal pressure [...]