Americas

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

Latest Americas Analysis

Industry Trend Analysis - Witches' Broom Curse And Low Quality Constrain Outlook - MAR 2017

Brazilian cocoa production will grow at a moderate pace out to 2021 as the sector remains impaired by the consequences of the witches' broom disease which decimated output 25 years ago. We see more opportunities in cocoa grindings with Brazil attracting interest from foreign investors and occupying the midstream segment of the supply-chain. Brazilian cocoa's long-term outlook will diverge from...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Beef: Solid Export Outlook But Key Impediments Remain - FEB 2017

Paraguay will see moderate growth in beef production out to 2020/21 as key structural impediments prevent stronger gains. The export market will remain paramount for the Paraguayan beef sector and will drive output growth over the coming years. Success will depend on opening new markets and diversifying destinations. Growing demand for higher-quality beef cuts will support domestic consumption...

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Commodity Strategy - What Could Cause A Commodity Price Spike? - JAN 2017

A commodity price spike is one of our 'hidden risks' for 2017, along with several other low-probability but high-impact events. Current market consensus, as well as our own view, is for only modest commodity price gains in 2017. Nonetheless, a broad-based commodity price spike in 2017 is plausible and below we highlight potential scenarios under which a price surge could occur.

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