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Commodity traders face new squeeze as storage congestion spreads

Posted on 11 July 2013

Commodity traders are facing another supply squeeze as stockpiles concentrate in fewer cocoa depots, mirroring congestion at metals warehouses that means some buyers are paying record premiums for deliveries.
Warehouses in Antwerp, Belgium, held 61 percent of cocoa certified for delivery by the NYSE Liffe exchange on June 24, compared with 36 percent a year earlier, bourse data show. That mirrors the trend in metal stockpiles, with 73 percent of aluminum and 90 percent of copper tracked by the London Metal Exchange now held in three locations………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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