Finally a break for world food prices?

Adjusted for inflation, FAO’s Food Price Index fell in June by 2.5 percent, ending a 12-month runup for world food prices. The decline came from a strong drop for vegetable oils, down nearly 10 percent from May pricing, and smaller drops for cereals and [...]

June sees trio of bearish results for dairy complex

The inevitable flood of milk resulting from both a larger herd and peak milk production of spring flush finally appears to be weighing on the minds of dairy producers. The latest Global Dairy Trade auction results fell for the fifth-straight time, making the largest move [...]

Food Price Index jumps 38% above year-ago levels

Adjusted for inflation, FAO’s Food Price Index was up nearly 38 percent YOY in May on gains across all subindexes. The Index as up nearly 5 percent from April, the highest monthly gain since January 2015. (Not adjusted for inflation, it would be the [...]

NFDM futures retreat on heavy milk supply

After peaking in early March, global dairy prices ran into resistance, with sluggish performance over the past two and a half months. This past week’s Global Dairy Trade auction results yielded a modest decline of 0.9 percent, bringing the cumulative performance to a drop of [...]

Inflation in commodities heating up

Two releases from the government this past week stoked fears of inflation rising faster than previously forecast, with both CPI and PPI numbers exceeding expectations. Seasonally adjusted, the Consumer Pricing Index (CPI) was up 0.8 percent in April and up 4.2 percent over the [...]

World Food Price Index up for 11th straight month

Adjusted for inflation, the FAO Food Price Index (FPI) was up 2 percent from March, up slightly from the 12-month average growth of 1.7 percent. This increase was supported by robust gains for the sugar, meat, and oils subindexes, although every category appreciated in [...]

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