Food Price Index fell in December but was up 26% YOY in 2021

In December 2021, FAO’s world Food Price Index (FPI), adjusted for inflation, fell by almost 1 percent from November, ending a four-month streak of gains averaging 2 percent per month. December’s decline came on weaker pricing for meat, cereal, oils, and sugar, influenced by [...]

World Food Price Index up 1.2% in November, up 25% year on year

FAO reported November’s world Food Price Index (FPI) up 1.2 percent from October’s FPI. Year to date, the 2021 FPI is up about 25 percent from 2020 and up 27 percent from the five-year average (adjusted for inflation). Year to date, the subindexes showing [...]

Seasonal changes in cattle on feed & poultry layers

Cattle on feed numbers are increasing seasonally, with 11.90 million head reported as of Nov. 1, up 3 percent from Oct. 1, although down slightly year over year. The St. Louis feed index indicates that cattle feed pricing was largely unchanged in October but [...]

Potential bullish factors for the soy complex

While 2021/22 continues to look bullish for the soy complex, some early indications of the proverbial “light at the end of the tunnel” may be taking shape. Thus far, soybean oil yield appears to be on the higher side of the historical range, with [...]

After falling in 2020, the cost of Thanksgiving meal rises in 2021

In its survey of the cost of a Thanksgiving meal, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) estimated the cost of ingredients for a ten-person meal at $53.31 ($5.33 per person), the highest price in the survey’s 36-year history. The 2021 estimate is up 13.7 [...]

World food prices down for second month on cheaper cereals, dairy, oils

After falling 2.6 percent the previous month, FAO’s Food Price Index (FPI) fell again in July, down 1.2 percent from June. Adjusted for inflation, July’s FPI was still up about 29 percent YOY on declines among the dairy, cereals, and vegetable oils subindexes vs. [...]

Inflation in commodities heating up

Two releases from the government this past week stoked fears of inflation rising faster than previously forecast, with both CPI and PPI numbers exceeding expectations. Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Pricing Index (CPI) was up 0.8 percent in April and up 4.2 percent over the [...]

World food prices up for tenth straight month

Adjusted for inflation, FAO’s Food Price Index rose over 2 percent from February and was up 25 percent YOY. This was the tenth straight month of gains for the price index. For 2021 through March, food prices are up 17 percent year on year [...]

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