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2019

In December, all the FAO price indices trailing the oilseeds complex firmed. The price index for oilseeds appreciated for the fourth successive month, gaining 2.7 points (or 1.9 percent) and approaching the level recorded in the corresponding month of 2017. At the same time, FAO’s price indices for vegetable oils and oilmeals ended their downward trend, posting marginal gains of, respectively, 0.3 and 0.5 points (or 0.2 and 0.4 percent)....

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
2018

In November, FAO’s price index for oilseeds notched up 0.6 points (or 0.4 percent), but still remaining below the level of last year’s corresponding month. By contrast, the price indices for oilmeals and vegetable oils continued to lose strength, shedding, respectively, 2.8 and 7.6 points (or 1.7 and 5.7 percent) – marking the seventh contraction in succession for oilmeals and the tenth for vegetable oils. While the meal index remained...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
2018

In October, FAO’s price index for oilseeds rebounded modestly from the multi-year low recorded in September, gaining 3.7 points (or 2.6 percent) but remaining below the level of the corresponding month in 2017. By contrast, the price index for vegetable oils has fallen for the ninth consecutive month, shedding 2 points (or 1.5 percent) and marking the lowest level since April 2009. The oilmeal price index remained virtually unchanged from...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
2018

The month of September saw international prices decline across the oilcrop complex. The FAO price indices for oilseeds and oilmeals fell sharply, shedding, respectively, 7.1 and 9.4 points (or 4.9 and 5.3 percent) month on month. The oilseed index dropped to a near 10-year low, whereas the oilmeal index remained above the level of the corresponding month of last year. In the case of vegetable oils, the FAO’s price index...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
2018

In August, the FAO price index for oilseeds registered a timid recovery of 0.8 points (or 0.6 percent) to 145.6 points. While the index still remained below the level observed in August 2017, the month-on-month increase marked the first rebound, albeit a small one, since May. Meanwhile, the price indices for vegetable oils and oilmeals continued to decline, shedding 3.7 and 6.2 points (or 2.6 and 3.4 percent) respectively. The...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
2018

In July, prices across the oilcrops complex continued to slide. The FAO price indices for oilseeds and oilmeals both declined for a third consecutive month, shedding another 3 points (or about 2 percent). While the oilseed index dropped to a 13-month low, the index for oilmeals fared above the level recorded in the corresponding month of last year. In the case of vegetable oils, FAO’s price index lost an additional...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
2018

June has seen a further decline in international prices across the oilcrops complex. Compared with the month of May, FAO’s price indices for oilseeds and oilmeals dropped sharply, shedding, respectively, 13 and 23 points (or 8 and 11 percent) and posting 1-year and 5-month lows. The price index for vegetable oils continued to slide, losing 5 points (or 3 percent) month-on- month – a fifth consecutive fall and a 29-month...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
2018

The month of May has seen a decline in international prices across the oilseed complex. As opposed to the upward trend established in recent months, the FAO price indices for oilseeds and oilmeals shed, respectively, 3.1 and 2.1 points (or 1.9 and 1.0 percent) compared to April, while still remaining above their year-earlier levels. The price index for vegetable oils decreased by 4 points (or 2.6 percent), marking a fourth consecutive...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
Biannual Report on Global Food Markets (November)
2018

Food Outlook analyses trends and developments in the markets for cereals, the oilseeds complex, sugar, meat, dairy and fish products. The November edition also offers a detailed analysis of the cassava markets and the protracted decline in international coffee prices. An additional feature article analyses the recent conditions in the global markets for bananas and major tropical fruits, where world trade is foreseen to surge by 18 percent from last...

Product type: Book (stand-alone)
Series: Food Outlook
2018

In April, continuing on the trend observed in recent months, FAO’s price indices for oilseeds and oilmeals rose, while the index for vegetable oil fell further. The oilseed and oilmeal indices gained, respectively, 3 and 10 points (or 2 and 5 percent), rising well above the levels recorded in the corresponding month of last year. Conversely, the price index for vegetable oil decreased by a further 2 points (or 1...

Available in: English
Product type: Journal, magazine, bulletin
Series: Oilcrops Monthly Price and Policy Update
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