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Agricultural markets and crude oil prices have become strongly related, meaning a knock-on effect of oil prices could pressure agricultural markets. With coronavirus already beginning to negatively impact potential demand and trade […]
Rising wheat prices have stalled worldwide; will the COVID-19 virus reverse all gains? We examine the factors which turned the wheat markets around and investigate if the damage is complete or more downside in prices can be expected. […]
Using the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB)’s lamb benchmark index SQQ shows 2020 has had a good start to prices with January and February (to the 8th) average lamb prices the highest since the index started in 2005. AHDB’s lamb benchmark index SQQ demonstrates a strong start to 2020 with the highest average […]
The grain markets are being driven by the weather headlines as harvest conditions for corn in the US and planting conditions for wheat in a number of regions bounce prices about depending on the forecast. Interestingly, historic price volatility has seen little reaction to the weather market and is muted relative to the expected fundamental […]
Avocado consumption in Europe has grown five-fold since 2000, despite only a fraction of the production coming from within Europe, resulting in a heavy reliance on imports to keep pace with the burgeoning demand. 80% of the world’s avocado production is now consumed between the US and Europe. This heightened demand led to exaggerated fluctuations in prices […]
Global berry production has significantly increased to meet the burgeoning demand over the past decade. As the demand for berries has increased, the pressure on production has amplified; leading to greater swings in prices and increased volatility in the market. The value of production of berries in the EU’s top 5 producers equates to over 2.2 billion euros, which has more than doubled from just over 1 billion in 1991. […]
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