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Industry Trend Analysis - Settling As World's Second Importer Out To 2021 - FEB 2017

Indonesia will not be able to sustain strong production growth in sugar over the next five years due to numerous challenges including land availability, productivity in the milling sector, insufficient government support and competition from imported raw sugar. In contrast, the country will remain the world's second-largest sugar importer as fast growth in the processed foods and confectionary...

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Industry Trend Analysis - China Trade: Meat Imports To Remain Strong In 2017 - JAN 2017

On the contrary to other agricultural imports which are proving to be weak so far in 2016, China's meat imports are reaching record levels in 2016 due to local production issues, and we expect import demand for pork, beef and poultry meat to remain robust in 2017. Meanwhile, grains and softs imports - with the exception of palm oil, soybean and sugar - will remain weak in the coming quarters...

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Industry Trend Analysis - India's Beef Exports: Big Potential But Hidden Risks - DEC 2016

India's beef sector will continue to be one of the country's agribusiness bright spots despite the rise of nationalistic Hindu sentiment. India is specialised in the production of cheap and abundant buffalo meat and will continue to lead the global beef trade in volume, amidst increasing demand for inexpensive meat in Asia and the Middle East. However, its reliance on illegal trade routes to...

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Industry Trend Analysis - Corn Policy Reforms To Undermine Production Outlook - NOV 2016

China has been releasing further details of its new corn production policy and they point to fewer incentives for corn farming in many provinces. We have revised down our forecasts for corn production in the medium term and now see output declining for a second consecutive year in the 2017/18 season. Large stockpiles will keep import demand low in 2017 and 2018, but import demand will reacceler...

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