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Eastern Africa
14/09/2018
In most countries of the subregion, prices of grains declined in August and were at levels well below those a year earlier, with the notable exceptions of the Sudan and South Sudan. In the Sudan, prices of staple foods: sorghum, [...]
Western Africa
14/09/2018
In most countries of the subregion, prices of coarse grains remained stable or weakened in August, reflecting generally adequate market availabilities. In Burkina Faso and Mali, destocking activities and subsidized sales contributed to keep prices mostly unchanged in August. In [...]
Southern Africa
14/09/2018
In several countries of the subregion, prices of maize increased in August, despite the recently-completed main 2018 summer harvests. Prices were mainly supported by a year-on-year production decline due to dry weather, although the upward pressure was limited by overall [...]
Far East Asia
14/09/2018
In most exporting countries of the subregion, domestic prices of rice decreased in August mainly as a result of a slowdown in foreign demand. The largest month-on-month declines were recorded in Viet Nam reflecting adequate market supplies from the 2018 [...]
CIS (Asian & European)
14/09/2018
In the exporting countries of the subregion, prices of wheat rose sharply in August, supported by an expected reduction of the 2018 outputs and in the percentage of milling quality grain, as well as weaker local currencies and strong demand. [...]
Central America & Caribbean
14/09/2018
In most countries of the subregion, prices of white maize increased in August and were well above their year-earlier levels despite the recent start of the main 2018 harvest, mainly due to unfavourable production prospects following dry weather (GIEWS Update). [...]
South America
14/09/2018
In most of countries of the subregion, prices of yellow maize declined in August with the completion or near completion of the 2018 harvests. By contrast, in key producers, Argentina and Brazil, prices increased and were well above their year-earlier [...]