The European Commission closely monitors the price situation, markets developments for agricultural commodities and food, and publishes various reports throughout the year.
Commodity price monitoring
A monthly commodity price dashboard provides a monthly summary of commodity price data for the most representative agricultural products and consumer food prices, at EU and world level. Although not all the products are comparable at both EU and world level, it is intended to give an indication on the most recent price developments.
A short-term outlook for the arable crop, meat and dairy markets in the European Union is published three times per year (in February, June and September). It is based on reflections of market experts within the Directorate General for Agriculture and Rural Development of the European Commission, using the latest data available.
A medium-term outlook with the prospects for agricultural markets and income for the next decade is published once a year, generally in December. The outlook consists of a set of market and sector income prospects elaborated on the basis of specific assumptions regarding macroeconomic conditions, the agricultural and trade policy environment, weather conditions and international market developments.
Market briefs and reports
There are a series of briefs and reports examining the evolution of the world and EU agricultural markets. Topics covered include global food supply and demand, organic imports, and global food security, amongst others.