19.12.2012 - Global grain prices set for bumper year in 2013
Chinese demand makes it hard to gauge the outlook for bulk metals such as copper and iron ore. But grains look different. Global stocks of agricultural commodities are low and the drought that hit harvests in the fall of 2012 has continued, jeopardizing the new wheat crop. With low rainfall also hitting river-borne U.S. trade routes, grain prices may well stay elevated. Prices of corn and soybeans have retreated somewhat from the record highs they reached when the severity of last summerís dry spell became clear. But the lull may be deceptive. Several factors point to high prices next year...............................................Full Article: Source
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