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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. […]
As 2019’s summer “hellish heatwave” overwhelms Europe, memories are triggered of the great British summer of 2018. Sunshine drenched crowds poured out onto the streets from the bustling bars and pubs as World Cup fever coincided with the hottest summer on record (Met Office). Beer consumption was booming, as its ingredient’s prices rocketed. Indeed, malting […]
Weather is wreaking havoc in the brassica markets as rains have reduced supply in the UK and demand continues to grow for the healthy products. Agricultural risk has always been a function of weather risk (among many other things). As climate change brings more extreme events it is clear this will translate into increasing risk in agricultural supply and prices. […]
Rainy and wet conditions have slowed grain plantings in the US and the historically late crop is having implications for global prices and volatility. This is centred in the wheat and corn markets but is having knock-on effects to other markets, especially soybeans. This move in the grain markets will have implications for many industries […]
The global and UK pig and pork markets are currently being pushed and pulled simultaneously by various factors that could result in major price swings. This environment has resulted in elevated price volatility and uncertainty with regards to future investments, stocks and just about everything else. Will pork prices rally as African Swine Fever (ASF) […]
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