Retail Food Prices: Haiti

Consumer food price change*: +7.8% YOY
Corn: $1.06/kg** (+15.22% YOY)
Rice: $1.36/kg** (+8.80% YOY)

Haiti meets 48 percent of national food requirements through imports, 47 percent through local production, and 5 percent through food assistance, according to the U.N. World Food Programme. Food price increases adversely affect low-income populations such as Haiti’s, which has not recovered from the effects of last year’s earthquake.

* Food price change for food, beverages, and tobacco from Haitian Institute of Statistics and Informatics, December 2010.
** Price for imports only from FAO, January 2011.
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