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Market Monitor April 2020

02 Apr 2020

This month's Monitor takes a closer look at the potential implications of the rapid spread of COVID-19 on global food markets. Despite the many uncertainties caused by the crisis, global food markets continue to be seen well balanced: cereal stocks are expected to reach their third-highest level on record this season and export availabilities for all AMIS crops are more than adequate to meet the anticipated demand.

Nonetheless, given prospects of much weaker economic growth in many countries and turmoil in energy and currency markets, as well as rising concerns over the impact of temporary lockdowns on both domestic logistics and international trade, G20-AMIS is closely monitoring the situation to promote policy dialog and transparency.

The next AMIS Market Monitor will be released on 7 May 2020.