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June 2020 Newsletter

June 2020 Newsletter

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The main feature this month is an analysis of the trends in the world coarse grains industry including the early forecasts for the 2020/21 year. 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 Coarse Grain Area since 1975
World Coarse Grain Average Yields since 1997
World Coarse Grain Production since 2000
World Coarse Grain Stocks since 1974
World Coarse Grain Stocks excluding China since 1991
World Coarse Grain Imports since 1973
World Coarse Grain Consumption since 2010
World Coarse Grain Consumption Distribution since 1999
World Coarse Grain Consumption per Person as Food since 1983
World Coarse Grain Consumption per Person as Fodder since 1983
World Coarse Grain Prices since 1990
US Coarse Grain Trends since 2002
China's Coarse Grain Trends since 1997
EU Coarse Grain Trends since 2000

ECONOMIC OVERVIEW discusses the current actions of the Chinese Government that are demonstrating to the world that the regime backs force rather than diplomacy in its relations with the rest of the world.

An "Interesting Trend" on page 7 looks at the continuing increase in total grain use in China despite the effects of COVID-19 and the African Swine Fever.

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
China's Total Grain Use since 1998
US$/A$ Rate (daily)
CRB Index (daily)
US KC Wheat Futures in A$/tonne terms
Canadian Canola Futures Prices in C$/tonne
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.