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Developments in Global Food Prices

  • Vanessa Rayner

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Emily Laing

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

  • Jamie Hall

    (Reserve Bank of Australia)

Global food prices have increased significantly since the early 2000s, reversing the long-run trend decline in relative food prices over previous decades. A range of supply disruptions in key food-producing countries have contributed to higher food prices, along with strong demand from developing countries as per capita incomes rise and consumption patterns change. Rising commodity prices are leading to higher headline consumer price inflation in many countries though, at this stage, core measures of inflation remain relatively contained.

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Article provided by Reserve Bank of Australia in its journal RBA Bulletin.

Volume (Year): (2011)
Issue (Month): (March)
Pages: 15-22

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Handle: RePEc:rba:rbabul:mar2011-03
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  1. Alston, Julian M. & Beddow, Jason M. & Pardey, Philip G., 2009. "Mendel versus Malthus: Research, Productivity and Food Prices in the Long Run," Staff Papers 53400, University of Minnesota, Department of Applied Economics.
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