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I need to understand the maize price dynamic in Africa. Do you have reports that talk about it?

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Our database has some reports about the agriculture industry in Africa that can meet your needs.  Below are the most recent and relevant.

Report 1 – “Regional Supply and Market Outlook”, Famine Early Warning Systems Network, December 2015.

This report shows the state of the Sudanian agro climatological zone, as it is the key production zone for maize. The zone includes data of southern Mali and Burkina Faso, as well as parts of central and northern Ghana, Togo, Benin, and Nigeria. The study explains the price dynamic split by countries and regions.

“Staple food prices are expected to remain average to below average and relatively stable across the Western Basin and Mali. Maize, rice, and cassava prices are expected to remain atypically high in Ghana, however the extent to which those prices are transmitted elsewhere will be mostly mitigated by the effects of ample supplies in the rest of the Central Basin.”

— Famine Early Warning Systems Network, December 2015.

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— Famine Early Warning Systems Network, December 2015.

Report 2 – “Monthly report on food price trends”, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, December 2015.

This monthly bulletin shows how maize prices continue to increase in Southern Africa, accordingly to the overall tight supply situation. Weaker currencies in some countries and persistent dry conditions also contributed to the high prices.

“Prices of maize followed mixed trends in November but were overall nearly double their year-earlier levels. The high price levels largely reflect tighter domestic supplies following the reduced 2015 harvest earlier in the year. The country depends on imports to fully meet its consumption needs and high maize prices in neighboring countries, from where Mozambique imports, particularly South Africa, also underpinned prices, with the depreciation of the national currency adding inflationary pressure.”

— Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, December 2015.

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