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The FAO Food Price Index up a notch as sliding dairy prices nearly offset sharp rises in sugar and palm oil prices

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 151.0 points in March 2016, up 1.0 percent from February, but almost 21 points (12.0 percent) below its March 2015 level. The main feature last month was the strong rebound in sugar prices, which, combined with a further increase in vegetable oil quotations, more than offset a plunge in dairy values. International… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index steady in February, but 14.5 percent weaker than a year ago

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» The FAO Food Price Index* (FFPI) averaged 150.2 points in February 2016, nearly unchanged from January, but 25.6 points (14.5 percent) below February 2015. The most outstanding development last month was a surge in vegetable oil quotations, which, along with a small recovery in meat prices, more than offset declining cereal, sugar and dairy prices. » The FAO Cereal… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index starts the new year with another decline

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The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities. It consists of the average of five commodity group price indices, weighted with the average export shares of each of the groups for 2002-2004.

Monthly release dates for 2016: 07 January, 04 February, 03 March, 07 April, 05 May, 02 June, 07 July, 04 August, 08 September, 06 October, 10 November, 08 December.

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The FAO Food Price Index keeps falling

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» The FAO Food Price Index averaged 171 points in April 2015, down 2.1 points (1.2 percent) from March and 40.5 points (19.2 percent) below its level in April 2014. Dairy prices fell most, but sugar, cereals and vegetable oils prices also declined. By contrast, meat values rose in April, their first increase since August 2014. The April average puts… Read more »

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The FAO Food Price Index dips to its lowest level since July 2010

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The FAO Food Price Index is a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities. It consists of the average of five commodity group price indices, weighted with the average export shares of each of the groups for 2002-2004.

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The FAO Food Price Index fall to its lowest level since September 2010

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·The FAO Food Price Index averaged 196.6 points in August 2014, its lowest level since September 2010. In August, the index registered its fifth consecutive monthly decline, down 7.3 points (3.6 percent) from July and 7.9 points (3.9 percent) from August 2013.  Except for meat, all the other food sub-indices dipped markedly in August, with dairy values falling most, followed… Read more »

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