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September 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the trends in most of the major agricultural industries in China. China is finding it difficult to remain self-sufficient in many commodities and seems set to remain a major importer of many products of importance to Australia.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the potential changes to carbon dioxide mitigation which now appears may be driven more by industry than by government.

WORLD ECONOMIC INDICATORS brings you up to date with some of the major financial indicators of the world economy.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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August 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the overall trends in the world sheep and wool industries. Recent record prices appear to signal a world shortage of both with limited capacity to increase supplies. Australia and New Zealand dominate these markets and consequently prospects for each are very promising.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the growing concerns about risks in the world economy, especially debt and inflated asset values.

WORLD ECONOMIC INDICATORS brings you up to date with some of the major financial indicators of the world economy.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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July 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the overall trends in the world barley and sorghum industries, the two main coarse grain industries in which Australia has an export presence.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the growing concerns about risks in the world economy, especially debt and inflated asset values.

WORLD ECONOMIC INDICATORS brings you up to date with some of the major financial indicators of the world economy.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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June 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the overall trends in the world cotton industry including the slightly revised first forecasts for 2018/19. Trends in the major producers and exporters are also analysed.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at some of the background developments that could potentially, over the longer term, lead to a new world currency replacing the US$.

WORLD ECONOMIC INDICATORS brings you up to date with some of the major financial indicators of the world economy.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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May 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the overall trends in world wheat with the first forecasts for 2018/19 included.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at some of the detail of the "belt and road" being developed by China and some of the proposed reforms to their agricultural development and management.

WORLD ECONOMIC INDICATORS brings you up to date with some of the major financial indicators of the world economy.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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April 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the overall trends in world stock feed use.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at some of the detail of the so called trade war between China and the USA and at the effect on Australia's market for some agricultural products.

WORLD ECONOMIC INDICATORS brings you up to date with some of the major financial indicators of the world economy.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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March 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the overall trends in China's agriculture. China now imports about 15% of its agricultural commodity needs and because of its huge population is now the world's largest importer of agricultural commodities. As prosperity increases there seems no doubt China will continue to dominate world trade in many commodities.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the imbalances created by the low interest rate era and possible financial dangers this has created.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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February 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the world coarse grain market with particular emphasis on the trends in consumption and stocks, especially in China. Of special note is the fact that world consumption is continuing to increase at a slightly faster rate than production and this will eventually lead to a squeeze on supplies if it continues.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the rapid development of electric vehicle (EV) technology and its adoption with China now the largest world market for EVs.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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January 2018
The main feature this month is an analysis of the world sheep meat market trends with special emphasis on Australia, New Zealand (NZ) and China. Australia has emerged as the dominant force in the world sheep meat trade ahead of NZ. Together they are effectively the only significant source of sheep meats for importers.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the structure of some of the financial statistics of the developed world and the fears of some about the structure's ability to handle another financial crisis.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

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December 2017

The main feature this month is a more detailed analysis of the trends in the cattle and beef industries in India, the EU, Australia, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, NZ and Russia. These countries are the remaining major players in the world beef market.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the demand for agricultural products by China and the massive market that China provides for many of Australia's agricultural exports.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.


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November 2017

 The main feature this month is a more detailed analysis of the trends in the cattle and beef industries in the USA, Brazil and Greater China. These three countries are the major exporters and importers of quality beef and their trends have a major influence on world markets.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the rapidly developing use of new technologies in agriculture as well as some of the innovations being developed for the future.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

 


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October 2017

The main feature this month is an analysis of the trends in the world cattle and beef industries including the first USDA forecasts for 2018. The analysis looks at the world trends and the trends in the major producing, exporting and importing countries.

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW looks at the economic uncertainty in most economic commentators' minds as to the options for Central Banks and Governments to handle any future period of recession. Although the next 2 year's world GDP growth is forecast to be a little stronger, there is no conviction that this recovery will last long enough for the over indebted countries to readjust.

The report as usual provides comments on the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities.

 

 


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