World food prices recorded the 26-month high in November, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Thursday.

Averaging at 177.2 points last month, the FAO Food Price Index saw a surge of 2.7% or 4.7 points from a month earlier.

Significant jumps in the prices of meat products and vegetable oils pushed the overall figure to highest level since September 2017.

The FAO Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index that tracks international market prices of five major food commodity groups.

The vegetable price index soared 10% month-on-month in November to hit the highest level since May

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