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Informal Cross Border Food Trade in Southern Africa, May 2018


• The volume of monitored commodities increased significantly by 44 percent in the month of May owing to increased availability from on-going harvests.

• Maize grain traded increased by 31 percent, with flows from Mozambique to Malawi being highest (Table 1).

• Volumes of maize meal traded increased by 94 percent. Flows from Zambia to DRC have been dominant (Table 2).

• Rice volumes increased marginally by 6 percent, with flows from Tanzania to Zambia being largest (Table 3).

• Dry bean volumes traded were up significantly by 74 percent, with the large volumes being moved from Zambia to DRC; and from Mozambique to Malawi (Table 4).