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Global food price monitor
10 May 2013
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 Export prices of maize fell markedly in April. International wheat prices followed mixed trends with US quotations unchanged but those from the Black Sea and Argentina significantly down. Rice prices generally weakened.

 In Western Africa, cereal prices in Nigeria increased sharply in recent months, leading to higher domestic prices also in bordering Niger and Benin.

 In Southern Africa, maize prices declined in April with the ongoing 2013 harvests but concerns over reduced production limited the decreases. In Malawi, maize prices rose further reaching new highs.



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