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April 2020 Newsletter

April 2020 Newsletter

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The main feature this month is an analysis of the trends in the world oilseeds industry.
The analysis covers the world trends and trends in the major countries involved in world production and trade.

There are 14 GRAPHS included in this main analysis, these being:

World Oilseeds Area since 1997
Major Oilseeds World Production in 2019/20
World Oilseed Production & Consumption since 2005
World Oilseed Stocks since 1995
World Oilseed Exports by Crop in 2019/20
Major Exporters' Exports since 2000
Total Oilseed Imports by Major Importers in 2019/20
Imports by Major Importers since 2000
China's Oilseed Trends since 1999
Brazil's Oilseed Trends since 1999
US Oilseed Trends since 1999
Canada's Oilseed Trends since 1998
Argentina's Oilseed Trends since 1999
EU Oilseed Trends since 2000

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW discusses the current effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the world of agriculture.

An "Interesting Trend" on page 7 looks at the current increase in rice prices resulting from restrictions on exports by some major exporters.

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
Major Rice Exporter Trends since 1990
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.