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Southern Africa
07/12/2018
In several countries of the subregion, prices of cereals rose sharply in November on the back of supply pressures and the impact of currency depreciations. This year’s reduced harvests pushed prices of the main food staple, maize, well above their [...]
Far East Asia
06/12/2018
In most countries of the subregion, prices of rice remained relatively stable in November and were generally higher than their year-earlier levels. Among the main exporting countries, in Thailand, prices of rice changed little as a good pace of exports [...]
CIS (Asian & European)
06/12/2018
In the exporting countries of the subregion, export prices of milling quality wheat decreased slightly in November in the Russian Federation and Ukraine amid strong export competition, although downward pressure was limited by tightening availabilities of high quality wheat. In [...]
Eastern Africa
05/12/2018
Prices of coarse grains generally increased in November in line with seasonal trends but remained well below their year-earlier levels in most countries of the subregion, with the notable exceptions of the Sudan and South Sudan. In the Sudan, prices [...]
Central America & Caribbean
05/12/2018
Prices of white maize continued to seasonally decrease across most of the subregion in November with the entry into the markets of new product from the 2018 main season harvests, completed in October, and the early start of the second [...]
South America
05/12/2018
In the key producers of the subregion, Argentina and Brazil, prices of yellow maize declined further in November, while they generally strengthened elsewhere. In Argentina, prices fell slightly for the second consecutive month reflecting a further strengthening of the local [...]
Western Africa
04/12/2018
In Sahelian countries, prices of coarse grains continued to decline in November reflecting improved supplies from this year’s record harvests, imports and farmers’ destocking. Prices were generally lower than a year earlier with some exceptions, particularly in the northeast of [...]