Americas

Regional trend analysis, forecasts and market intelligence for the Agribusiness industry

Latest Americas Analysis

Industry Trend Analysis - Sugar Taxes In The Americas: Brazil And Canada Most Likely To Follow Mexico's Lead - FEB 2018

We are seeing growing momentum for sugar taxes in the Americas, with a number of countries considering following Mexico's lead which introduced a tax on sugary drinks in 2014. We profile the impact of Mexico's sugar tax in the years since, and assess the latest policy developments and overall likelihood of a sugar tax in other major markets in the region. We highlight Brazil and Canada as the...

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Global Industry Overview - Key Themes For Agribusiness In 2018 - JAN 2018

We highlight five key themes for agriculture in 2018.Agricultural equities will broadly outperform benchmark equity indexes over the coming quarters, as they will benefit from higher average commodity prices and an expected increase in inflation. Agricultural Commodities To Outperform Other Commodities Sub-Indices. Global Grain Markets Will Be In Deficit in 2017/18.

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Industry Trend Analysis - Environmental Regulation To Tackle Livestock & Fertilisers, Incentivise Biofuels - NOV 2017

The agricultural sector is responsible for one quarter of global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and will play a central role as the world transitions to a low-carbon future. The livestock sector - and cattle ranching in particular - will be at the forefront of the policy debate, given its outsized contribution to emissions, but the transition will also impact the rest of the sector as governme...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Brazil To Target Cocoa Self-Sufficiency As Production Shifts North - OCT 2017

This season's rebound in Brazilian cocoa production indicates that the country could avoid excessive reliance on imports over our forecast period to 2021. The shift in production from Bahia in the North-East to the Amazon region in the North has reduced the impact of drought and disease on the cocoa crop. Government investment will seek to extend this dynamic going forward, and efforts will...

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