This web site contains latest information and analysis on domestic prices of basic foods mainly in developing countries, complementing FAO analysis on international markets. It provides early warning on high food prices at country level  that may negatively affect food security. All data used in the analysis can be found in the FPMA Tool.

Domestic Price Warnings

Countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets (identified by the Indicator of Price Anomalies), which could negatively impact access to food at national level

Price warning level:  High   Moderate  [Based on GIEWS analysis]

Food Policy and Market Developments

31/05/2024 - 
On 29 May 2024, the Government of Egypt announced a decision to increase the price of subsidized bread by four-fold. Under this measure, the price of bread, which had been [...]
11/04/2024 - 
On 14 March 2024, the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador extended the application of zero tariffs on imports of selected basic food items and agricultural inputs through 31 March 2026. [...]
15/01/2024 - 
On 4 January 2024, the Government of Sri Lanka imposed a Special Commodity Levy (SCL) in respect of  potatoes (HS code 0701.90) at the rate of LKR 50/kg (USD 0.15) [...]
09/01/2024 - 
On 1 January 2024, the Government of Sri Lanka reduced the Special Commodity Levy (SCL) on rice imports for rice varieties under HS 1006.30.29. from LKR 65/kg (USD 0.2) to [...]
27/11/2023 - 
To help address macroeconomic challenges, the Reserve Bank of Malawi devalued the national currency, the Malawi kwacha, by 44 percent in early November 2023; as of 24 November, the Malawi [...]
22/05/2023 - 
On 12 May 2023, the Government of Zimbabwe announced a six-month suspension of import licenses, import duties and import taxes on several basic commodities. The measure, which was adopted with [...]
24/04/2023 - 
On 10 April 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture of Kazakhstan announced a six-month ban on the import of wheat by road into the national territory. The aim is to support [...]
24/04/2023 - 
On 6 April 2023, the Government of Georgia lifted a temporary restriction on the export of wheat, which was introduced in July 2022 to ensure the national food security. The [...]