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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. […]
Dairy price volatility spiked after 2007 due to a perfect storm of factors including policy shifts, adjustments to new grain demand dynamics, increased investor flow and other impacts. Since 2007 volatility has remained elevated and with increasing uncertainty over macroeconomic conditions and trade flows, market instability is likely to become an endemic part of the dairy world. […]
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