Markets and Trade

Global commodity markets

FAO keeps a constant watch on world markets of main agricultural commodities, including basic foodstuffs, tropical products and raw materials. These monitoring activities serve as a basis for forward- looking analyses that assess global supply and demand prospects for these commodities in the short-term
and medium-term, as well as the impact of policy developments and other influential factors on commodity markets. Although global in focus, the team’s market appraisals build on in-depth commodity supply and demand assessments at the national level.

Commodity Market Analysis and Short-term outlook

The team collects, analyses and disseminates information on markets of basic foodstuffs, as well as tropical products, beverages and raw materials. Comprehensive market intelligence reports and short-term forecasts of supply, demand, trade, stocks and prices of these commodities are published on a regular basis.



Medium-term outlook

The Agricultural Outlook is a collaborative effort of the OECD and FAO. It brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise of both organizations to provide an annual assessment of the prospects of national, regional and global agricultural commodity markets for the coming decade.



G20-Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS)

The G20 Agriculture Ministers launched AMIS in 2011 after recognizing the importance of timely, accurate and transparent information in addressing food price volatility. AMIS is managed by a joint Secretariat consisting of ten international organizations.