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Regional Roundups

East Africa
In several countries of the subregion, prices of maize declined or levelled off in June after the sharp increases of the previous months, as a result of the ongoing harvests and improved crop prospects following above-average late season rains. In [...]
West Africa
In most countries of the subregion, prices of coarse grains remained generally stable in June and down from a year earlier reflecting ample market supplies consisting of carryover stocks from the 2018 bumper harvests and imports. However, in conflict-affected zones, [...]
Southern Africa
In most countries of the subregion, prices of maize changed little in June and remained higher, year on year, reflecting the impact of reduced domestic harvests in 2019 and currency depreciations. The exception to this general trend is Zimbabwe, where [...]
East Asia
Domestic prices of rice followed mixed trends in June, weakening in several key exporting countries amidst weak international demand and improved availabilities from the 2018/19 secondary harvests, while remaining stable or strengthening seasonally in others. Prices declined significantly in Viet [...]
CIS (Asia & Europe)
In the exporting countries of the subregion, export prices of milling wheat decreased for the fourth consecutive month in June in the Russian Federation and Ukraine, reaching levels slightly below those a year earlier. Prices were pressured downward by the [...]
Central America and the Caribbean
In most countries of the subregion, prices of maize strengthened seasonally with planting of the main season crops currently ongoing. In Guatemala, prices of maize increased and were higher than a year earlier, with seasonal patterns exacerbated by the reduced [...]
South America
In the key producing and exporting countries, Argentina and Brazil, prices of yellow maize increased in June mainly due to strong overseas demand. In Argentina, where the harvest is ongoing, prices increased despite expectations of a bumper crop due to [...]