Food Price Index

News in Brief 04 October 2018

  • Security Council heads to DR Congo as Ebola threatens regional stability
  • Shortages and infrastructure collapse, hampers Indonesia relief effort
  • Global food prices drop more than 7 per cent year-on-year: FAO
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News in Brief 02 August 2018

  • UN chief urges restraint amid reports of post-election violence in Zimbabwe
  • New Ebola cases in DR Congo, UN health agency reports
  • Key foods see biggest price drop since late last year: FAO
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Cereal prices remain stable, dairy and sugar values dip – UN

Global food prices have remained largely unchanged since December 2017, with January prices stable for cereals and vegetable oils; weaker for dairy and sugar values; and steady for meat, the United Nations agricultural agency said Thursday.

Global food import bill rising despite robust output in 2017 – UN

The cost of importing food is rising in 2017, driven by increased international demand for most food stuffs, as well as higher freight charges, the United Nations agriculture agency said Thursday.

News in Brief 05 October 2017 (AM)

Experts, UN agencies meet to fight poor nutrition in obese people

Three UN agencies have come together this week to tackle what they describe as the “double burden” of malnutrition.

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Vegetable oils lift food prices in September; cereal prices down on bumper crop prospects

Global food prices rose slightly in September, as firmer prices of vegetable oils and dairy products offset declining prices for staple cereal grains, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

Global food prices fall in August as cereal output heads for record high – UN

Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said today.

News in Brief 03 August 2017 (AM)

Syria Commission of Inquiry calls for justice for Yazidis

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Food prices surge in July; UN agriculture agency cites cereals, sugar and dairy as main drivers

Driven mainly by higher cereal, sugar and dairy quotations, global food prices rose for the third consecutive month in July, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

News in Brief 06 July 2017 – AM

Global food costs rise to a near two-year high

Global food costs have risen to the highest in nearly two years, driven by record butter prices, together with the rising cost of wheat and meat.

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