This web site contains latest information and analysis on domestic prices of basic foods mainly in developing countries, complementing FAO analysis on international markets. It provides early warning on high food prices at country level  that may negatively affect food security. All data used in the analysis can be found in the FPMA Tool.

  • International - Grain prices fell in June influenced by generally good supply prospects
  • International - Rice prices fell in June with trading limited by high freight costs and container shortages
  • West Africa - Coarse grain prices seasonally increased in June in most countries
  • Southern Africa - Maize prices continued to weaken in June amid the main season harvest
  • East Africa - Prices of coarse grains followed mixed trends in June
  • East Asia - Domestic rice prices followed mixed trends in June, those of wheat were stable or increased
  • CIS (Asia & Europe) - Export prices of wheat decreased in June the Russian Federation and Ukraine, while they remained stable in Kazakhstan
  • Central America and the Caribbean - Seasonal maize price increases exacerbated by delayed rains
  • South America - Prices of wheat and maize higher year on year in June mirroring trends in the international market
  • International - Coarse grains and wheat prices firmed, while rice prices held steady in May

Domestic Price Warnings

Countries where prices of one or more basic food commodity are at abnormal high levels in main markets (identified by the Indicator of Price Anomalies), which could negatively impact access to food at national level

Price warning level:  High   Moderate  [Based on GIEWS analysis]

Food Policy and Market Developments

23/07/2021 - 
On 19 July 2021, the Government of the Republic of Belarus introduced a temporary ban on exports of wheat flour, spelt flour, coarsely ground buckwheat groats, hulled buckwheat grain and [...]
28/06/2021 - 
On 17 June 2021,?the Economic Coordination Committee (ECC) approved the import of 3?million tonnes of wheat during the 2021/22 marketing year (July/June). The measure, which follows the lifting of import [...]
28/06/2021 - 
On 9 June 2021, the Government of India approved the increase of the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for the 2021 “Kharif” main season crops, currently being planted and to be [...]
24/06/2021 - 
On 16 June 2021, the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission enforced restrictions on buckwheat exports to countries outside the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), introducing a temporary ban on exports [...]
10/06/2021 - 
On 15 May 2021, the Government of the Republic of the Philippines announced the lowering of the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates on rice for a period of one [...]
09/06/2021 - 
On 1 June 2021, the government extended the exemption from imports, customs and value-added taxes for a number of commodities, including cereals and cereal products until the end of August?2021. [...]
25/05/2021 - 
In early May 2021, the Government of Morocco announced it would re-impose custom duties on soft and hard wheat imports until further notice. The country regularly revises its customs duties [...]
25/05/2021 - 
In mid-May 2021, the Government of Zimbabwe introduced a ban on maize imports, suspending import licenses for maize grain, maize meal and other maize products from June 2021. The measure [...]