World food prices fall in December-FAO
ROME (Reuters) - World food prices fell slightly in December to their lowest level since June, led by declines in cereals and oils prices, the United Nations' food agency said on Thursday.
The FAO Food Price Index, which measures monthly price changes for a basket of cereals, oilseeds, dairy, meat and sugar, averaged 209 points in December, down two points from November, the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said.
For 2012 as a whole, the index averaged 212, down 7 percent compared to 2011, driven by declines in sugar, dairy products and oils, FAO said.
(Reporting By Catherine Hornby)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
Trending On Reuters
India's main public health programmes, aimed at millions of rural poor, have been in disarray for months because the government changed the way that over $1.3 billion in funds were distributed, according to data and letters seen by Reuters. Full Article | Graphic: India's health funding