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Food Trade Bulletin

  • Cross Border Trade Report
  • Southern Africa
  • July 2014
Food Trade Bulletin

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    Key Messages
    • Volumes of staple cereals traded informal cross borders were 46 per cent lower than 2013 levels between July and September. Trade volumes followed an atypical trend, maintaining the same levels as the April to June quarter when they should have been increasing. 

    • Maize grain remained the most commonly traded cereal; however volumes declined by 58 per cent as compared to same time last year owing to increased harvest in the region. Prices were generally below average. 

    • Maize meal exports were below average by between 14 and 50 per cent 

    • Rice trade continues to increase 

    Cross Border Trade Reports are periodic documents on trade from country to country or in a region, usually addressing the exchange of food commodities at selected border points.

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