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June 10, 2013
Wheat futures dropped by two percent in May and was a frantic month for traders. During the first three weeks of the month, production output was upgraded and wheat prices were lowered. However, a strain of genetically modified wheat was discovered on farms in Oregon in the US, and several Asian countries withheld wheat orders […]
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December 10, 2012
Corn is the big story in the soft commodities market this month, with futures in the Chicago mercantile up 4%. Plenty of rain in Argentina means that the supply of cheap corn will weaken, and traders are quickly buying up the cheap corn supply now. Many of the other commodities remain unaffected in December due […]
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November 6, 2012
Corn prices in North America continued to rise in October. Pressure remains for the region to lower prices to compete with Eastern Europe and South America. Sugar futures are down in October, due to predecitions that Brazilian and Indonesian sugar production will continue to grow. Cocoa, soy beans, skim milk and grains are also covered […]
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October 2, 2012
Corn continues to be the subject of the soft commodities market this month, with a decline of 6 percent in the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Francisco Redruello, Senior Food Analyst at Euromonitor, states that rain in late September has helped prospects in the United States, but other countries have seen the unproductive year in the US […]
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September 5, 2012
Heat and drought continue to be the story for commodities in late summer. According to Euromonitor’s Senior Food Analyst, Francisco Redruello, the lackluster corn crop is the root of high prices for grain and powdered milk, High corn prices due to a small harvest means farmers will turn to low grade wheat for feed and […]
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August 13, 2012
The heat wave in the Midwestern United States continued to take a toll on the corn crop, causing prices to continually rise. Euromonitor International’s senior food analyst, Francisco Redruello, gives his monthly soft commodities roundup, looking at wheat, grains, and other markets and ends with a prediction for August 2012. Download this podcast as an […]
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April 6, 2012
With high oil prices looming over the commodities market, futures looked bleak in March 2012. Francisco Redruello, senior food analyst at Euromonitor, discusses the commodities market in March 2012 including wheat, corn, cocoa beans, sugars and coffee. Redruello gives an overview of each commodity and discusses the markets in the upcoming months. Download this episode […]
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March 6, 2012
Download this episode as an MP3 In this episode of Globalcast, Francisco Redruello, senior foods analyst at Euromonitor International, gives his monthly roundup of the soft commodities market. In February, the largest commodities story was the crisis in Iran, which impacted oil prices, but surprisingly, did not affect corn futures. Redruello also covers cocoa beans, […]
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