Latin America: share of countries affected by high food prices 2016-2017

Between 2016 and 2017, around 13.3 percent of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean were affected by a moderate volatility of general food prices, while 3.3 percent experienced rather extreme price movements. Food price volatility particularly affects developing economies, as it can pose a threat to food security and the livelihoods of the most vulnerable people.
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Percentage of countries affected by high or moderately high general food prices in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2016 and 2017
Share of countries
Moderate prices13.33%
High prices3.33%
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