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In April the FAO Food Price Index fell for the third consecutive month

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 165.5 points in April 2020, down 5.7 points (3.4 percent) from March and the lowest since January 2019.  The April decline marked the third consecutive monthly fall in the value of the Index; largely attributed to several negative impacts on international food markets arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Except the cereal sub-index,… Read more »

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FAO Food Price Index fell further in March

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 172.2 points in March 2020, down 7.8 points (4.3 percent) from February, though still 4.6 points (2.7 percent) higher than in March 2019. The sharp decline in March marked the second month-on-month drop in the value of the FFPI, largely driven by COVID-19 pandemic-demand contractions. While the latest fall in prices was… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index rose for the fourth consecutive month in January

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 182.5 points in January 2020, up 1.3 points (0.7 percent) from December 2019 and 11.3 percent higher than the same month last year. The increase in January marked the fourth consecutive month that FFPI has been on the upward trend. The latest rise is largely driven by continued strength in the prices… Read more »

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FAO Food Price Index held steady in September, remaining above last year’s level

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged nearly 170 points in September 2019, unchanged from August but 3.3 percent higher than in the corresponding period last year. While in September sugar prices fell sharply, the decline was almost entirely offset by higher prices of vegetable oils and meat. The Dairy index was down only marginally, whereas that of cereals… Read more »

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FAO Food Price Index fell in August but remained above the level of last year

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 169.8 points in August 2019, down 1.1 percent (almost 2.0 points) from July but still 1.1 percent higher than in August 2018. The decline in August marked the third consecutive monthly decrease in the FFPI, with the latest drop reflecting sharp falls in the prices of sugar and leading cereals, outweighing increases… Read more »

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FAO Food Price down slightly in July

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 170.9 points in July 2019, down 1.1 percent (1.8 points) from June but 2.3 percent higher than in July 2018. The month-on-month decline was the result of lower prices for some cereals, dairy products and sugar, which more than offset somewhat firmer prices for meat and oils. » The FAO Cereal Price Index… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index rises further

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) continued to rise for the fifth consecutive month, averaging 172.4 points in May 2019, up 1.2 percent (2.1 points) from April but still 1.9 percent below its level in the corresponding month last year. While prices for sugar and oils fell, the other sub-indices registered increases in May, led again by strong month-on-month… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index rises to a 10-month high

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) rose in April 2019 to around 170 points, 1.5 percent (2.5 points) higher than in March and marking its highest value since June 2018. At this level, the FFPI would still remain 2.3 percent below its level in the corresponding month last year. Except for the sub-index for cereals, all the other sub-indices… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index remains steady

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) held steady in March 2019, averaging 167 points and still hovering around its highest value since August 2018. A sharp increase in dairy prices and somewhat firmer meat values were offset by declining cereal, oil and sugar price quotations. This resulted in the overall value of the FFPI remaining nearly unchanged from February… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index moves up higher

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 167.5 points in February 2019, up 2.7 points (1.7 percent) from January.  While the February value of the FFPI marked its highest level since August 2018, it remained nearly 4 points (2.3 percent) below its level in the corresponding month last year. Prices of all commodities represented in the FFPI rose in… Read more »

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