Food price index hits four-year low

Food price index hits four-year low

After two years of good harvests, global cereal inventories are expected to rise to highest levels in 15 years.

THE U.N. Food & Agriculture Organization's (FAO) Food Price Index for August continued a five-month downward trend and reached its lowest level since September 2010.

Prices for all commodities, with the exception of meat, dropped significantly, which netted an index average of 196.6 points for last month. The August index was down 3.6% from the previous month and down 3.9% from August 2013 (Figure).

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