Markets and Trade

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Monthly report on food price trends
2023

International prices of wheat fell again in January, as the short-term outlook for global supplies continued to improve, in particular following latest estimates of larger 2022 outputs in Australia and the Russian Federation than earlier expected. By contrast, international coarse grain prices firmed marginally, mostly reflecting the continued strong demand for maize supplies from Brazil. For rice, tighter availabilities, strong local demand in some Asian exporting countries and exchange rate...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Food Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA)
Background paper for The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO) 2022
2023

The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020 and the Russian–Ukrainian conflict, which began in February 2022, have tested the resilience of the food and agricultural trade network at a global level. The global dimension of these crises meets a policy landscape in which multilateral trade negotiations have largely stalled and regional approaches to trade integration are proliferating rapidly. Based on network analysis, this paper explores the evolution of the...

Available in: English
Product type: Book (stand-alone)
Themes: Contemporary Global Issues
Series: The State of Agricultural Commodity Markets (SOCO)
Technical guide
2023

The FAO-led project "Building responsible global value chains for the sustainable production and trade of tropical fruits" (GCP/GLO/022/GER) (the Responsible Fruit Project) supports industry actors in the avocado and pineapple sectors in developing risk-based due diligence systems to help them become more sustainable and resilient to shocks, such as climate-related events, pest outbreaks and economic recessions. Due diligence helps companies to avoid activities along their entire value chains that have negative...

Available in: English Spanish
Product type: Book (series)
Themes: Responsible Global Value Chains or Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains
Series: Responsible Fruits Project
2023

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Themes: Agricultural Commodities and Development
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
2023

The Tropical Fruits Market Review is issued on an annual basis to Members and Observers of the Sub-Group on Tropical Fruits of the Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and Tropical Fruits, which is a subsidiary body of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP). This document provides preliminary estimates for the 2022 market situation for the following major tropical fruits: Avocado, Mango, Papaya and Pineapple. Statistical tables related to imports and exports...

Available in: English Spanish
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Themes: Agricultural Commodities and Development
2023

Available in: English
Product type: Document
Themes: Responsible Global Value Chains or Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains
Series: Responsible Fruits Project
2023

Available in: English Spanish
Product type: Document
Themes: Responsible Global Value Chains or Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains
Series: Responsible Fruits Project
2022

The Banana Market Review is issued on an annual basis to Members and Observers of the Sub-Group on Bananas of the Intergovernmental Group on Bananas and Tropical Fruits, which is a subsidiary body of the Committee on Commodity Problems (CCP). This document provides preliminary estimates for the 2021 market situation for the banana commodity. Imports and exports statistical tables are included.

Available in: English Spanish
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Themes: Agricultural Commodities and Development
Monthly Report on Food Price Trends
2022

International prices of wheat and maize fell in November, both influenced by the extension of the Black Sea Grain Initiative. Greater export competition and low demand for supplies from the United States of America contributed to the fall in wheat prices, while in the same country, improved logistics and higher seasonal availability also helped ease maize prices. By contrast, international rice prices moved up by another 2.3 percent in November,...

Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Food Price Monitoring and Analysis (FPMA)
2022

FAO’s Responsible Business Conduct Quarterly Bulletin (RBC-Q) shares events and resources on FAO’s activities on Responsible Global Value Chains and news from around the world related to business, risk and development in the agricultural sector. It is prepared by FAO’s Markets and Trade Division (EST). This issue of the bulletin covers the period October–December 2022.

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Themes: Responsible Global Value Chains or Responsible Agricultural Supply Chains