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Global food price monitor
11 November 2013
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Key messages
 Export prices of wheat increased markedly in October due to strong demand and uncertain crop prospects in some exporting countries. By contrast, maize prices continued to fall mainly reflecting the record harvest in the United States. Rice prices followed mixed trends according to origins.

 In Argentina, wheat flour prices almost doubled in October from the previous month due to tight supplies combined with the uncertain outlook for the 2013 crop. However, prices of wheat grain have recently declined with the start of the new harvest.

 In Southern and Eastern Africa, coarse grain prices were at generally high levels mostly as a result of reduced 2013 crops, already gathered, or unsatisfactory outlook for the ongoing harvests in some countries.

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