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Food Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA) Bulletin #2, 10 March 2023

Monthly report on food price trends

Year of publication2023
AbstractAfter edging down for the past three months, international prices of wheat firmed marginally in February, mostly reflecting strong demand and concerns over dry weather conditions in some major exporters. World maize prices were nearly unchanged in February, with mixed price trends among the major exporters. International rice prices eased in February, amid exchange rate movements and a slowdown in trading activities in most major Asian exporters. Latest analysis by FAO shows that domestic staple food prices generally remained at elevated levels in February 2023. Seasonal factors and price transmission from the recent weakening of international grain prices supported month‑on‑month declines in some staple food prices in parts of East Asia, South America, Southern Africa and West Africa. Nonetheless, in many countries, conflict, adverse weather events and macroeconomic challenges, particularly currency weakness, continue to drive up local prices.
Available inEnglish
Product typeJournal, magazine, bulletin
SeriesFood Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA)
Areas of workGlobal Information and Early Warning System
KeywordsEarly warning systems, maize, wheat, food prices, market prices, cereals, retail prices, wholesale prices, price policies, rice, millets, sorghum ,world coarse grains, staple foods.