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FPMA Bulletin #7, 10 August 2017











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    FPMA Bulletin #4, 10 May 2017
    Monthly Report on Food Price Trends
    2017
    International wheat prices generally declined in April, on account of ample supplies and generally favourable outlook for the 2017 harvest. Export prices of maize remained under downward pressure, mainly reflecting expectations of bumper crops in Southern Hemisphere countries. By contrast, international rice prices increased, supported by a rebound in trade activity, especially due to accelerated sales to countries of the Near East. In East Africa, cereal prices rose further in April and reache d record or near‑record levels in most countries. Prices were underpinned by tight supplies, following drought-reduced 2016 second season outputs, and uncertain prospects for the upcoming 2017 harvests due to drier‑than‑average conditions and armyworm infestation affecting key‑growing areas. In Southern Hemisphere countries, favourable maize production prospects kept domestic prices under downward pressure in April and below their year-earlier levels. In Brazil, where a bumper first season crop is being harvested, maize prices declined sharply in April and averaged some 40 percent lower than a year earlier. In South Africa, expectations of a near‑record output pushed down white maize prices for the fourth consecutive month to less than half their year-earlier levels.
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    FPMA Bulletin #1, 14 February 2017
    Monthly Report on Food Price Trends
    2017
    International wheat prices showed mixed trends in November but remained below their year-earlier levels on account of ample global supplies. Those of maize were relatively stable with the downward pressure from expectations of bumper crops offset by strong import demand. New-crop arrivals and sluggish demand kept quotations of rice generally under pressure. In East Africa, cereal prices increased in most countries and were at levels well above those a year earlier due to localized production sho rtfalls and uncertain prospects for current crops in some areas. In South Sudan, the further sharp depreciation of the local currency underpinned staple food prices, which increased in November after some declines in the past months. In West Africa, adequate supplies from the good 2016 harvests and carryover stocks from last year’s production led to further price declines in most countries of the subregion. In Nigeria, however, the weak local currency and persisting civil insecurity limited the decline and kept prices at record or near-record highs.
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    FPMA Bulletin #11, 9 December 2016
    Monthly Report on Food Price Trends
    2016
    International wheat prices showed mixed trends in November but remained below their year-earlier levels on account of ample global supplies. Those of maize were relatively stable with the downward pressure from expectations of bumper crops offset by strong import demand. New-crop arrivals and sluggish demand kept quotations of rice generally under pressure. In East Africa, cereal prices increased in most countries and were at levels well above those a year earlier due to localized production sho rtfalls and uncertain prospects for current crops in some areas. In South Sudan, the further sharp depreciation of the local currency underpinned staple food prices, which increased in November after some declines in the past months. In West Africa, adequate supplies from the good 2016 harvests and carryover stocks from last year’s production led to further price declines in most countries of the subregion. In Nigeria, however, the weak local currency and persisting civil insecurity limited the decline and kept prices at record or near-record highs.

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