The China Report: Agricultural Commodities Update

Each month Pacific Epoch analyzes the agricultural commodity markets in China, including grains such as wheat, rice and corn; oils such as soybean, rapeseed and palm; as well as hog and pork prices. The update pinpoints issues that affect how these commodities’ are trading, including weather, government policies and global markets. Using Pacific Epoch’s proprietary data, the update analyzes supply-demand trends for agricultural commodities and their potential effects on inflation. This report examines the rising prices of rice, corn and cotton and the falling prices of wheat, soybean, sugar, hog and pork. It also examines key issues such as rising imports of corn and soybeans, rising cotton prices and falling hog and pork prices. Using Pacific Epoch’s research findings, the report provides an outlook for food prices and inflation in H2.