India’s rapeseed production may hit record 8.5 million tonnes in 2018-19: SEA

Rapeseed production in India in 2018/19 is expected to rise nearly 19 per cent from a year earlier to a record 8.5 million tonnes due to conducive weather and as higher prices prompted farmers to expand areas under planting, a leading trade body Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA) said in a statement. Rapeseed mustard […]

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Robust supplies pushed global food prices down in September — FAO


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 agri food commodity prices fell in June amid escalating trade tensions, says FAO


International agricultural food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 2018, as trade tensions affected markets even with global production prospects down, the UN food agency said in its latest monthly report. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.7 points in June, down 1.3 percent from its level in May. The decline was driven […]

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Data – FAO food price index

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 173.5 points in April 2018, nearly unchanged from March but up 2.7 percent from the corresponding period last year. While the prices of most cereals and dairy products continued to increase in April, sugar prices fell further. Vegetable oil and meat markets also remained under downward pressure. » The FAO […]

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Global food prices fell in December, but up for the whole year – FAO


Global food prices declined in December, led by sharp decreases for vegetable oils and dairy products, according to the latest FAO Food Price Index. The index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, stood at 169.8 points in December 2017, down 3.3 percent from November, the U.N. food […]

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