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Market Monitor April 2018

05 Apr 2018

The potential trade dispute between China and the United States might affect the stability of global food markets, especially if soybeans (and other agricultural commodities) do become subject to the proposed tariff and quota measures. Despite these developments and the poor soybean production prospects in Argentina, this month's edition of the AMIS Market Monitor continues to see soybean markets well supplied, mainly thanks to record production in Brazil.

For the other AMIS crops, the focus is gradually shifting to the new season. While early indications point to somewhat lower wheat and maize output, record-high carryover stocks from the current season and another increase in rice production are expected to keep global supplies of all three crops adequate in 2018/19.