Commodities Roundup: August

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In this episode of Globalcast, Francisco Redruello, Senior Foods Analyst at Euromonitor International, discusses the soft commodity market in August 2011.

Learn about:

  • The financial and economic background to August  short-term trading
  • The ‘haven status’ of corn and wheat in the face of falling stocks
  • The unexpected rise of cocoa prices and the rising trend of cocoa powder ratios
  • The impact of China on sugar demand
  • The rise of rice futures in August and its causes
  • The unlikely collapse of skimmed milk powder in September
  • The rise of palm futures during the Ramadan month
  • Outlook for soft  commodity prices in September/October