The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) is a measure of the monthly change in
international prices of a basket of food commodities. It consists of the
average of five commodity group price indices weighted by the average
export shares of each of the groups over 2014-2016.
A feature article
] in the
June 2020 edition of the Food Outlook presents the revision of the base
period for the calculation of the FFPI and the expansion of its price
coverage, to be introduced from July 2020.
A November 2013 article
technical background on the previous construction of the FFPI.