• In August 2019, the average retail price of wheat negligibly decreased by 0.5% while no change in the price of wheat flour was recorded from July 2019; the prices of rice Irri-6 and rice Basmati slightly decreased by 1.1% and 4.4%, respectively, in August 2019 when compared to the previous month;
• Headline inflation based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased in August 2019 by 1.38% over July 2019 and increased by 11.63% over August 2018;
• The prices of staple cereals experienced negligible to slight fluctuations and most of non-cereal food commodities in August 2019 also experienced negligible to slight fluctuations when compared to the previous month’s prices;
• In August 2019, the average ToT slightly increased by 2% from previous month;
• In September 2019, the total global wheat production for 2019/20 is projected at 765.53 million MT, indicating a decrease of 2.54 million MT compared to the projection made in August 2019.