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The escalation in world food prices and its implications for the Caribbean

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The escalation in world food prices and its implications for the Caribbean

Autor institucional: NU. CEPAL. Sede Subregional para el Caribe Descripción física: 46 páginas. Editorial: ECLAC, Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean Data: novembro 2008 Signatura: LC/CAR/L.179

Descrição

During the last years, the steep increase in food prices has been one of
the most distinctive characteristics of the world economy. Many factors
have been hypothesized as the main drivers of this phenomenon, both
structural and temporary. International food inflation has had perceptible
effects on food importing countries and regions. As such, the Caribbean has
suffered the impact mainly through four channels, namely, domestic
inflation, imports bill and trade balance, poverty and indigence rates, and
equity. This study addresses empirically these issues from a regional
perspective.

Índice

.--I. The dynamics of world food prices in recent years.--II. Causes of the increases in food prices.--III. Effects on the Caribbean.--IV. Conclusions