Americas

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

Latest Americas Analysis

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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Industry Trend Analysis - US Cotton Production Revised Upward, Hurricane Minor Risk - SEPT 2017

Cotton prices will continue on their moderate downward trend to the end of the year, following significant upward revisions to the 2017 US bumper cotton crop in the USDA's August WASDE. These were accompanied by smaller upward revisions for China and Benin, increasing the estimate of global output in 2017 by almost 2mn bales. Looking forward to 2018/2019, we expect US cotton yields to fall from...

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Industry Trend Analysis - New Biofuel Policy Adds Risks to Positive Sugar Production Outlook - AUG 2017

Brazilian sugar production will continue on its moderate upward trend, driven by farmers' preference for sugar over ethanol. Brazilian sugar producers will maintain their dominance on international markets through industry consolidation and technological improvements. Ethanol prices are unlikely to recover in the short term, due to strong competition from fossil fuel substitutes, but could...

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