In West Africa the 2018/19 aggregate cereal production is projected to be 74.2 million metric tons, above both last year and the five-year average. Regional market supplies are increasing from low and high levels. Prices are decreasing compared to the previous months. Prices will continue to evolve along with most of the year. Greater Lake Chad Basin, Tibesti region, northern and central Mali, and Liptako-Gourma region. In
In Southern Africa domestic maize supplies declined seasonally. Maize grain prices have been stable or increasing as the lean season progressed in 2017 due to lower 2018 production. Maize grain prices were mixed when compared to five-year average levels. In Madagascar, these products have been stable or increasing at levels well above average.
In ** Central Asia, the growth of the 2018/2019 marketing year (MY). Due to prolonged periods of dryness and below-average cumulative precipitation, wheat production is expected to be slightly lower than the previous year, but near average. Regional wheat deficits are expected to be filled through intraregional trade. (19659002) International staple food and beverages. Rice, wheat, maize and soybean prices eased in November 2018. Crude oil prices declined significantly in November 2018 as production in the U.S., Russia and Saudi Arabia hit record levels. Global fertilizer prices were mixed, and above average levels.