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 [...]

FAO: World food prices up nearly 8.8% YOY in January

FAO reported its January food price index up 2.7 percent from December and up 8.8 percent YOY (adjusted for inflation). Month on month, its component subindexes were either up (cereals, oils, sugar) or nearly flat (meat, dairy). Year on year, nearly all subindexes made [...]

FAO food price index up 3.6% in 2020

FAO reported the world food price index for 2020 up 3.6 percent from 2019 (adjusted for inflation). This follows a modest annual increase of 1.4 percent in 2019 after the price index hit a 12-year low in 2018. The key subindexes showing growth in [...]

September pineapple juice concentrate imports around average

The U.S. imported just under 12.0 million liters of pineapple juice concentrate in September, right around the average for the month that we’ve seen during recent years. During Jun-Aug, PJC imports were notably higher than during the past two years, perhaps as importers secured [...]

Price of Thanksgiving meal down 5.8%

In the U.S., the nongovernmental American Farm Bureau Federation reports that a meal for ten would cost about $46.90 at the grocery store (not adjusted for inflation). The figure, based on a nationwide survey, is down 4 percent from the estimate of $48.91 last [...]

World food prices up 6.5%

FAO’s Food Price Index (FPI) for October was up 3.1 percent from the previous month. Year on year, the October FPI was up 6.5 percent. (All figures are adjusted for inflation; the index baseline comes from 2014 to 2016 prices.) Nearly all the price [...]

Food Price Index rises for second month

Adjusted for inflation, the September FAO Food Price Index was reported up 2 percent from August and up under 6 percent YOY. This is the fourth straight month of monthly gains but only the second straight month of YOY gains. Month on month, most [...]

Weak dollar helping boost commodity prices

This past week’s Fed meeting and comments from Chairman Powell hinted at continued low-interest rates and a dovish stance to help the economy regain its footing in the current COVID-19 environment. Historically low-interest rates have already made an impact on the economy via a [...]

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