World cereal markets remain well balanced in 2018/19, says FAO

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Current world cereal production estimate for 2018, incorporating Chinese historical production revisions, stands at 2 655 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms), the U.N. food agency said in its latest monthly report. Although this figure is 46 million tonnes higher than the previous month’s estimate, world cereal production is still down 1.8 percent (48.8 […]

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India’s wheat plantation acreage surge in rabi season 2018-19; rice, pulses, oilseeds decline

According to the latest official data from the ministry of agriculture, wheat sown in India reached 298.47 lakh hectare so far in the rabi season 2018-19 as against 299.84 lakh hectare a year ago. Sowing of wheat, the main rabi crop, begins from October and harvesting from March-April. However, sowing of rice, pulses, coarse cereals and oilseeds […]

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Global food price index dips for the fifth consecutive month in October

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International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today. The FAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 163.5 points in October, down 0.9 percent […]

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Robust supplies pushed global food prices down in September — FAO

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Global agricultural food commodity prices fell in September due to growing inventories of key staples, the UN food agency said in its latest monthly report. The FAO Food Price Index declined 1.4 percent from August and is now 7.4 percent below its level during September 2017. The FAO Cereal Price Index dropped 2.8 percent, led by maize […]

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Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, pulled down by dairy, sugar

Decline in rates of dairy products, sugar and vegetable oil pushed down overall global agricultural food commodity prices in July, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its latest monthly report. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 168.8 points, 3.7 percent below their June level, the biggest monthly drop since late last year. The index had […]

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