Food Security

Why are food prices rising? Here are 4 key insights

Although COVID-19 has affected food prices, the increase in consumer food price inflation predates the pandemic. Image: Unsplash/Imants Kaziļuns

Christian Bogmans

Economist, IMF

Andrea Pescatori

Economist, IMF

Ervin Prifti

Senior Economist, IMF


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The state of food prices before and during the pandemic. Image: IMF

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Global consumer food prices and producer prices vary consierably. Image: IMF

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International food prices are rising. Image: IMF

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