FAO Food Price Index down for the second consecutive month
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5 June 2014, Rome – The FAO Food Price Index was down for the second consecutive month in May, continuing its retreat from the 10-month high it experienced in March. Prices fell as generally ample supplies weighed on international prices of most commodities included in the Index. Meanwhile, a companion monthly report, the FAO Cereal Supply and Demand Brief, shows the outlook for the global cereal supply in the 2014/15 marketing season has improved considerably since the previous report in May.

Concepción Calpe is a Senior Economist with FAO. In the following interview she elaborates on this month’s index and explains what these figures are telling us.
3min. 27sec.
Topic(s): Agriculture & crops, Food prices, Food production & stocks, Food Security
Produced by: Sandra Ferrari
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