The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Food Price Index Shows Uptick in Food Inflation

The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) data recently released showed an uptick in inflation.

CALGARY, AB, CANADA, January 22, 2021 / — The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) data recently released showed an uptick in inflation. According to the FAO the “FFPI averaged 107.5 points in December 2020, up 2.3 points (2.2 percent) from November, marking the seventh month of consecutive increase. Except for sugar, all sub-indices of the FFPI registered modest gains in December, with the sub-index of vegetable oil again rising the most, followed by that of dairy, meat and cereals. For 2020 as a whole, the FFPI averaged a three-year high of 97.9 points…”. (1)

Veripath believes that “increases in food price inflation may in part be driven by the large increase in the global monetary base that has taken place since the onset of the pandemic and which appears set to continue unabated. Fiscal deficits in G7 countries have increased at unprecedented rates and have been largely funded through central bank bond buying programs – direct monetization in other words. It remains to be seen whether this uptick in food inflation is a temporary or the beginning of a change in baseline inflation rates on the back of highly expansionary monetary policy”.

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Source: EIN Presswire