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Analysis: Flowers – tradable commodity or manufactured good?

Posted on 29 April 2009

From Fointelligence.com: The international market for cut flowers is worth over $100bn a year – twice the size of the copper trade. The market is becoming increasingly electronic and sophisticated. Could a futures market bloom?

The flower market rarely makes the headlines, but it is a large industry. UK consumers spend £2.2bn on flowers a year, more than the £2bn they spend on music. As an agricultural commodity, in which price is affected by many variables beyond the control of growers and distributors, flowers might be suitable for futures trading……Full Article (Registration Required): Source


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