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Global food price monitor
10 June 2013
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 International maize prices rose significantly in May, partially reversing losses of the previous month. Wheat export prices from the United States remained firm, but those from Black Sea and Argentina continued to weaken. Rice prices strengthened or weakened slightly according to origin.

 In Southern Africa, prices of maize generally fell in May with the progress of the 2013 harvest but remained at high levels in several markets on expectations of an overall reduced maize crop.

 In Low-Income-Food Deficit countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, prices of main staple maize in May were significantly above their levels of a year earlier as a result of reduced outputs and higher transport costs.

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