Food prices hit record high as war in Ukraine causes market turmoil
09 April 2022 | 5:48 am
World food commodity prices reached their highest levels ever in March, as war in #Ukraine spreads shocks through markets. The @FAO Food Price Index averaged 159.3 points in March, up 12.6% from Feb 2022 and was 33.6% higher than in March 2021.
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