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Commodity trends point to stable food prices, declining global food import bill Print E-mail
Friday, 03 June 2016 14:25 | Views: 4016

altFAO Food Price Index inches up in May, Food Outlook report notes role of burgeoning reserves

2 June 2016, Rome - Global food commodity markets are on a stable path for the year ahead, with solid production prospects and abundant stocks pointing to a broadly stable outcome for prices and supplies, FAO said today.

Lower food prices than last year means that the world's food import bill are on course to fall to $986 billion this year - below $1 trillion for the first time since 2009 - even as traded volumes increase, according to FAO's biennial Food Outlook.

Wheat production in 2016 will outstrip utilization for the fourth year in a row, boosting inventories of the world's most important cereal to a 15-year high, with major surges in China and the United States.

Robust outlook for global cereal supplies in 2016 Print E-mail
Friday, 08 April 2016 14:21 | Views: 4128

altFAO Food Price Index up slightly in March as sugar prices jump

April 2016, Rome - World cereal production in 2016 is set to amount to 2 521 million tonnes, just 0.2 percent off last year's large output and the third-highest global performance on record, according to FAO's first forecast for the new season, released today.

Large inventory levels and relatively sluggish global demand mean that market conditions for staple food grains appear stable for at least another season, the agency's latest Cereal Supply and Demand Brief predicts.

FAO Food Price Index steady in February, palm oil rises Print E-mail
Friday, 04 March 2016 16:17 | Views: 3095

First global 2016 wheat production forecast sees a modest drop from last year’s record level

The FAO Food Price Index was stable in February, as falling sugar and dairy prices offset a substantial jump in vegetable oil prices from the previous month. Averaging 150.2 points for the month, the FAO Food Price Index was virtually unchanged from a revised 150.0 points in January and down 14.5 percent from a year ago. FAO also issued its first forecast for the world's 2016 wheat harvest, projecting 723 million tonnes of total production, about 10 million tonnes below last year's record output.

The FAO Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices for five key commodity groups: major cereals, vegetable oils, dairy, meat and sugar.

FAO Food Price Index starts 2016 dropping to nearly 7-year low Print E-mail
Thursday, 04 February 2016 13:37 | Views: 3150

While El Niño casts shadow on crop prospects, prices of all commodities declined in January

4 February, 2016, Rome - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January, slipping 1.9 percent below its level in the last month of 2015, as prices of all the commodities it tracks fell, sugar in particular.

The Food Price Index averaged 150.4 points in January, down 16 percent from a year earlier and registering its lowest level since April 2009.The FAO Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index tracking international market prices for five key commodity groups: major cereals, vegetable oils, dairy, meat and sugar.

The main factors underlying the lingering decline in basic food commodity prices are the generally ample agricultural supply conditions, a slowing global economy, and the strengthening of the US dollar.

Working to save apricots in Tajikistan Print E-mail
Friday, 29 January 2016 15:21 | Views: 7353

altIt is estimated that by 2050 world need 60% more food, so best way to increase amount of food is to save food. My parents told me during my childhood that I should not waste food. If we throw away any food, it is regarded as a sin in my culture. I believe that it applies to any other country too. But one can ask where are food losses happening in the food supply chain in Tajikistan? Which food product has more losses and why is it happening? Aiming to answer to these questions within framework of the UNFAO project “SAVE FOOD”, I conducted an assessment of food losses and waste in Tajikistan.

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