Markets and Trade

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.

The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities.The FAO Food Commodity Price Indices show changes in monthly international prices of major food commodities.

The Cereal Supply and Demand Brief provides an up-to-date perspective of the world cereal market. The monthly brief is supplemented by a detailed assessment of cereal production as well as supply and demand conditions by country/region in the quarterly Crop Prospects and Food Situation.

Digital Tools


Food Price Monitoring and Analysis


Agricultural Market Information System