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December 2019 Newsletter

December 2019 Newsletter

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The main feature this month is an analysis of the trends in the world sheep meat industry.

There are 15 GRAPHS included in this main analysis, these being:

World Sheep Numbers since 1990
Sheep Number Trends in Major Countries since 2000
Sheep Number Trends in Other Main Countries since 2000
Australian & New Zealand Numbers since 1990
Main Sheep Meat Exporters' Export Trends since 2000
World Sheep Meat Production & Consumption since 1990
World Sheep Meat Exports & Imports since 1990
Major Sheep Meat Importers' Imports since 1999
Other Major Sheep Meat Importers' Imports since 1999
China's Total Meat Trends since 2000
China's Major Meat Imports since 2000
US Sheep Meat Trends since 2000
Australia's Sheep Meat Trends since 1990
New Zealand Sheep Meat Trends since 2003
China's Sheep Meat Imports since 1990


ECONOMIC OVERVIEW provides my conclusions about climate change which suggests that the world is likely to adjust to the gradual changes without major threats to its future.

An "Interesting Trend" on page 7 looks at the trends in production and consumption of the total of the world's major field crops.
This GRAPH suggests that production is continuing to increase despite some fears that climate change may be affecting the world's food production.

The newsletter also brings you up to date with the latest developments in the price of the major agricultural commodities as well as comments on general trends in the world economy. These updates all include up to date GRAPHS which cover price movements over the last 12 months unless otherwise stated.

These GRAPHS include:

Australian Bond & Bill Interest Rates
US$/A$ Rate (daily)
CRB Index (daily)
US KC Wheat Futures in A$/tonne terms
US Soybean Futures Price in US cents/bushel
US Corn Futures Prices in US cents/bushel
Wool Price Indices for EMI & Northern Indicators
US Cotton Futures Prices in US cents/lb and Aust cents/lb on a weekly basis
US Cattle Futures Prices for Feeder and Live Cattle

WORLD ECONOMIC INDICATORS brings you up to date with some of the major indications of and trends in the world's economic health.

This Newsletter provides an excellent overview of the recent trends in many areas of world agriculture.