The FAO Food Price Index declined for a fifth consecutive month to 138 in August of 2022, reaching the lowest level in seven months, due to a broad-based fall in food cost. Cereal prices went down 1.4%, led by a 5.1% drop in international wheat prices on improved production prospects, especially in Canada, the US and Russia, higher seasonal availability as well as the resumption of exports from the Black Sea ports in Ukraine for the first time in over five months of interruption. Prices also declined for vegetable oil (-3.3%) as lower cost of palm, sunflower and rapeseed oils, more than offset higher soyoil quotations; dairy (-2%), namely butter and milk powders; meat (-1.5%), namely poultry; and sugar (-2.1%) which reached its lowest since July last year, due to an increase in the sugar export cap in India, and lower ethanol prices in Brazil. Despite the slowdowns of the previous months, the food price index is still 7.9% above its value a year ago. source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Food Price Index in World averaged 85.23 Index Points from 1990 until 2022, reaching an all time high of 159.70 Index Points in March of 2022 and a record low of 50.50 Index Points in May of 2002. This page includes a chart with historical data for World Food Price Index. World Food Price Index - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on September of 2022.