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January 2017 FAO Food Price Index at its highest value since February 2015
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) in January 2017 averaged 173.8 points, up 3.7 points (2.1 percent) from the revised December value. At this level, the FFPI is at its highest value since February 2015
Monday, February 6, 2017
The FAO Food Price Index fell for the fifth consecutive year in 2016
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged almost 172 points in December 2016, unchanged from November. For 2016 as a whole, the index averaged 161.6 points, down 1.5 percent from 2015, representing the fifth consecutive annual decline.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
FAO Food Price Index down slightly in November 2016
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 171.3 points in November 2016, only 0.4 percent below its October level, but still 10.4 percent higher than in November 2015.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Global Food Prices keeps going up
The FAO Food Price Index averaged 172.6 points in October 2016, up 1.2 points (0.7 percent) from September and 9.1 percent above the corresponding month last year. Except for a short-lived drop in July, the Index has risen continuously since the start of the year.
Monday, November 14, 2016
Global Food Prices continue to go up in September
In September 2016, the FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 170.9 points, up almost 5 points (2.9 percent) from August and 10 percent above the corresponding month last year.
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Market Basket Survey: US Food prices down 8% compared to last year, but potatoes slightly more expensive
Lower retail prices for several foods, including eggs, whole milk, cheddar cheese, chicken breast, sirloin tip roast and ground chuck resulted in a decrease in the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Fall Harvest Marketbasket Survey. However, potato prices were up slightly.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
The FAO Food Price Index hits a 15-month high in August
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged 165.6 points in August 2016, up 3 points (1.9 percent) from July and almost 7 percent above the corresponding period last year. The August value of the Index is the highest since May 2015.
Thursday, September 8, 2016
The FAO Food Price Index went down in July
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) - an indicator of global food prices - averaged 161.9 points in July 2016, 1.3 points (0.8 percent) below June and 1.4 percent below the corresponding month last year.
Monday, August 8, 2016