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FEWS NET Monthly Price Watch Articles

Rice, Maize, Wheat Prices Stable in December

Feb 3rd, 2014 • by Sara Gustafson

The latest FEWS Net Monthly Price Watch was released this week, citing stable international maize, rice, and wheat prices in December. Maize prices were over 30 percent lower than their December 2012 levels; global maize stocks are expected to hit their highest levels in over a decade due to near-harvest records in the United States, high stocks in South America, and decreasing overall use estimates.

FEWS Net Monthly Price Watch Sees Declining Maize, Wheat Prices

Oct 1st, 2013 • by Sara Gustafson

The latest FEWS Net Monthly Price Watch was released today, reporting considerable declines in the price of wheat and maize in the past few months. Between June and August, monthly average international maize prices dropped significantly due to improved harvest prospects in the United States; current harvest prospects suggest that prices may drop even further in the coming months. Global maize stocks are also projected to rise to their highest levels in nearly a decade.