Vegetable oil and maize pull down global food commodity prices in April – FAO


World food commodity prices decreased in April after a large jump the previous month, led by modest declines in the prices of vegetable oils and cereals, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported today. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 158.5 points in April 2022, down 0.8 percent from the all-time high reached […]

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War drives large increases in global prices for wheat, maize, and vegetable oils


World food commodity prices made a significant leap in March to reach their highest levels ever, as war in the Black Sea region spread shocks through markets for staple grains and vegetable oils, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) reported. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 159.3 points in March, up 12.6 percent […]

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Sugar output up 6% till Feb 15 in 2021-22 marketing year, says ISMA

India’s sugar production increased by 6 per cent between October 1 and February 15 period of the 2021-22 marketing year at 220.91 lakh tonnes on higher sugarcane production while exports jumped over three-fold till January at 31.5 lakh tonnes, according to industry body ISMA. Sugar marketing year runs from October to September. The production stood at […]

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Average payment to sugarcane farmers in Uttar Pradesh at 71%; sugar season half over

The sugar crushing season in the country’s top producing state of Uttar Pradesh has already crossed the half-way mark in the ongoing 2021-22 season, but as many as 18 sugar factories of the total 120 have not even opened their account yet, thereby pulling down the state’s average payment for the current season to 71%, with […]

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India’s 2021-22 sugar production to rise 2.90% to 31.9 million tonnes: AISTA

Sugar production in India, the world’s second largest producing nation after Brazil, is estimated to increase by 2.90 per cent to 31.9 million tonnes in the ongoing 2021-22 marketing year, according to the first estimate released by the trade body All India Sugar Trade Association (AISTA). With estimated production of 31.9 million tonnes plus opening […]

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