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The best indicator of China’s commodity trade is on an insane surge

Posted on 10 September 2013

The once obscure Baltic Dry Shipping Index came to prominence at the start of the Chinese-led commodity supercycle around a decade ago. The London-based Baltic Exchange tracks the cost of moving commodities along more than 50 routes around the world. With China’s emergence as the dominant trading economy in the world the index became one of the go-to barometers.
China now controls the global trade in just about every commodity including iron ore (representing over 60% of the seaborne trade), copper (42%), coal (47%), nickel (36%), lead (44%) and zinc (41%) and the death of the supercycle now seems to have been exaggerated………………………………………..Full Article: Source


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