Wednesday 20th March 2013
Sentiment has been mixed across commodity markets as concerns over the global economic outlook persisted, despite some positive news from China and the US...
Thursday 20th December 2012
Whilst the European economy appears to be successfully resisting any and all efforts at recovery, with a fall back into recession seen in Q3 2012, the US has had more promising signs with a continuing rise in consumer confidence and an improvement in the US labour market.
Thursday 13th September 2012
A clear differential has been opening up between rising food and falling non-food commodity prices in the last 12 months (August 2011 and August 2012). Food and feed prices have shown some significant increases year-on-year, mainly associated with the hike in grain and oilseed prices as a result of dry weather in Russia, the widely reported drought in the US and as a result of this year’s delayed and weak Indian monsoon.
Wednesday 30th May 2012
Worsening economic news in Europe and less favourable growth prospects in Asia have put a brake on world commodity demand and many prices were down year-on-year in the second quarter of 2012 as a result. Some positive US economic indicators were seen as the car industry has bounced back
Tuesday 28th February 2012
Improved supply prospects and weakening demand has helped prices to fall for a wide range of agricultural commodities over the last 12 months. Production forecasts for the major food commodities have been larger than expected at the start of the season which has helped to replenish stocks
Tuesday 13th December 2011
Although most commodity prices have continued to rise year-on-year, there is a definite shift in the pattern. This last quarter has seen increasing economic and financial worries fuelled by high levels of debt in Italy and Greece as well as political unrest in Libya and Syria
Friday 30th September 2011
The price of most commodities have risen year-on-year, but some falls have been seen in recent months fuelled by concerns over the health status of the world economy and the effect that this could have on the global demand for both agricultural and industrial products …