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Latin America and Caribbean
Supply and Market Outlook
Central America Regional Supply and Market Outlook Update
  • White maize supply is expected to be at near-average levels due to adequate production and import availability. Regional maize harvest is estimated to be close to average but below market year (MY) 2021/22 totals. Below-average bean production is expected, and aggregated bean supply will likely decline due to recurrent climatic shocks over three consecutive years and tighter regional availability. Milled rice supply is anticipated to remain stable compared to MY 2021/22 due to import availability.

  • Below-average maize and beans surpluses are expected in the region. Bean self-sufficiency is estimated to be below MY 2021/22, led by lower production in Honduras and higher local consumption. The regional rice production deficit is likely to remain stable and will be filled with regional and international imports.

  • Fuel and fertilizer prices continue to increase production costs, affecting food price levels. Nitrogen-based fertilizers doubled and remained significantly above average in MY 2021/22, resulting in higher staple grain prices after primera and postrera 2022.

  • In February 2023, staple grains wholesale prices remain above average in Central America and are expected to persist at elevated levels due to higher transportation and production costs in MY 2022/23. Additionally, a lower red bean supply in Honduras, from recurrent climatic shocks in recent years, is anticipated to increase regional demand resulting in a prolonged upward price trend for this grain.

  • International price trends, production and transportation costs, and trade policies will influence regional food prices in the coming months. Moreover, adverse agroclimatic conditions due to deficit rainfall could delay the start of the 2023 primera cycle and should be closely monitored to assess any negative impacts on crop areas and yields in MY 2023/24.

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Food Security
Key Message Update Haiti continues to be negatively impacted by insecurity and drought while Central America enters the annual lean season Latin America and Caribbean April 2023
Food Security Outlook Significant socio-political disruptions in Haiti continue; below-average rainfall forecast across the region Latin America and Caribbean March 2023
Key Message Update Cité Soleil remains in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) in Haiti; high food prices limit access across the region Latin America and Caribbean February 2023
Agroclimatology
Monitor Estacional Condiciones desfavorables para la agricultura persisten en Latinoamérica y el Caribe América Latina y el Caribe April 2023
Monitor Estacional Inicio promedio de temporada de lluvia a pesar de lluvias irregulares América Latina y el Caribe March 2023
Monitor Estacional Se espera cosecha de Apante promedio a pesar del déficit de lluvia América Latina y el Caribe February 2023
Markets & Trade
Price Bulletin Latin America and the Caribbean Price Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean June 2023
Boletines de Precios América Latina y el Caribe Boletín de Precios América Latina y el Caribe June 2023
Price Bulletin Central America Price Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean May 2023
Alerts / Special Reports
No reports available.
Food Security
Key Message Update Haiti continues to be negatively impacted by insecurity and drought while Central America enters the annual lean season Latin America and Caribbean April 2023
Food Security Outlook Significant socio-political disruptions in Haiti continue; below-average rainfall forecast across the region Latin America and Caribbean March 2023
Key Message Update Cité Soleil remains in Emergency (IPC Phase 4) in Haiti; high food prices limit access across the region Latin America and Caribbean February 2023
Agroclimatology
Monitor Estacional Condiciones desfavorables para la agricultura persisten en Latinoamérica y el Caribe América Latina y el Caribe April 2023
Monitor Estacional Inicio promedio de temporada de lluvia a pesar de lluvias irregulares América Latina y el Caribe March 2023
Monitor Estacional Se espera cosecha de Apante promedio a pesar del déficit de lluvia América Latina y el Caribe February 2023
Markets & Trade
Price Bulletin Latin America and the Caribbean Price Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean June 2023
Boletines de Precios América Latina y el Caribe Boletín de Precios América Latina y el Caribe June 2023
Price Bulletin Central America Price Bulletin Latin America and Caribbean May 2023
Alerts / Special Reports
No reports available.
Food Security Outlook Briefing Food Security Outlook Briefing
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