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Apr 2020
FAO is analysing and providing updates on the emerging COVID-19 pandemic’s effects on agricultural markets—effects that are still largely unknown. Most current assessments generally foresee a contraction in both supply of and demand for agricultural products, and point to possible disruptions in trade and logistics. On the supply side, widely different views remain on the duration of the shocks, the price dynamics, differential impacts between domestic and international markets, differences across countries and commodities, the likely paths of recovery, and the policy actions to remedy the various shock waves. On the demand side, there is near ubiquitous agreement that agricultural demand and [...]
Oct 2014
At the fourth Session of the AMIS Global Food Market Information Group, which was held in Rome in October 2013, the Group requested the AMIS Secretariat to undertake a closer examination [...]
Dec 2013
Since 2000, global production of ethanol, the most widely used transport renewable fuel, more than quadrupled, reaching in 2011 a total of 84.6 billion litres. This paper examines the nature [...]
Oct 2013
The tide of financial flows into commodities markets, seemingly unstoppable over the past decade, appears to be ebbing. The simplest explanation for the cooling commodities enthusiasm is a significant price [...]
Nov 2011
Greater understanding of global markets is one of the main objectives of AMIS. For this reason, identifying indicators which can signal changing market conditions on a timely basis will be [...]
Nov 2011
During the periods of global food crisis and price spikes that have occurred since mid-2007, there have been reports of widespread price rises across the world. Changes in domestic prices [...]