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Commodities Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Commodities are goods that are in demand but supplied without differentiation. Some examples of commodities are silver, platinum, palladium, copper, crude oil, coal, salt, sugar, coffee beans, soybeans, wheat and rice. Goods that are grown are soft commodities. Hard commodities are those extracted from mining. Energy commodities include gas, electricity, coal and oil.

Commodity markets are where primary products are exchanged. Raw commodities are traded on strictly regulated exchanges and are purchased and sold in standardized contracts.

Today’s commodity markets stem from the trading of agricultural products. In the nineteenth century, wheat, corn, cattle and pigs were traded. Other foods were only recently added in most markets. To establish a commodity market there must be a wide consensus on why the product is useful and for what purpose.

Commodity money markets are believed to have originated in Sumer, where small tokens made from clay were used as money. These tokens were often shaped in the form of sheep and goats. The tokens were stored in clay vessels and labeled on the outside. The label listed the number of tokens inside the vessel and was a promise to deliver the labeled amount. This created a form of commodity money. Eventually, contracts would be made on flat tablets and the tokens disappeared. This was the start of commodity accounting.

The development of commodity markets has a dramatic economic impact. Over the years, the exchanges helped to shape changes and improvements in transportation and financing, which led to international trade.

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Commodities Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Corn, Wheat & Soybean Wholesaling in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ...wheat and corn, have affected revenue and profit, and weak and decreasing demand from downstream food manufacturers has also stymied industry growth. Furthermore, less-than-expected demand from the biofuel sector also inhibited growth over the period. ... Read More

  • Flour & Grain Milling (UK) - Industry Report

    ...LTD., S&B HERBA FOODS LTD and WM. NELSTROP & CO. LTD. This report covers activities such as flour, mill, wheat, grain, oats and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past ... Read More

  • Grain Mill Product Manufacturers (EUROPEAN) - Industry Report

    ...PARIS, ADM MILLING LIMITED and DAILYCER FRANCE. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Grain Mill Product Manufacturers (EUROPEAN) analysis is ideal for ... Read More

  • Grain Mill Product Manufacturers (GLOBAL) - Industry Report

    ...JINZE BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING CO., LTD. and MALAYAN FLOUR MILLS BHD. This report includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past four years. Plimsoll Publishing’s latest Grain Mill Product Manufacturers (GLOBAL) analysis ... Read More

  • Commodity Brokers (UK) - Industry Report

    ...and POTEN & PARTNERS (UK) LTD. This report covers activities such as frozen concentrated orange juice, concentrate, natural gas, frozen seafood, supplier and includes a wealth of information on the financial trends over the past ... Read More

  • Global Sorghum Market 2017-2021

    ...is believed to have originated in Africa. It has a lower feed quality than maize. The US is the largest producer of sorghum globally. Sorghum contains various nutrients such as carbohydrates, protein, fat, calcium, iron, ... Read More

  • Wheat, Barley & Sorghum Farming in the US - Industry Market Research Report

    ...to revenue growth within the industry. Traditionally, most revenue has been earned from the export of industry products, but as the value of the US dollar has risen, export demands have fallen. Despite this volatility, ... Read More

  • Malaysia Cocoa Industry Study 2017

    ...the world production, Ghana is the next largest contributor within Africa. Global market shares the Americas and of the Asia & Oceania regions rested at 16% and 11% respectively in the same period. Globally the ... Read More

  • Tekhnokord – Serdobsky Wheat Processing Plant – Penza Project Profile

    ...The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts. The "Tekhnokord – Serdobsky Wheat Processing Plant – Penza Project Profile" ... Read More

  • World: Wheat - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025

    ...and imports, price dynamics and food balance. The report shows the sales data, allowing you to identify the key drivers and restraints. You can find here a strategic analysis of key factors influencing the market. ... Read More

  • World: Cocoa (Beans) - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025

    ...production, exports and imports, price dynamics and food balance. The report shows the sales data, allowing you to identify the key drivers and restraints. You can find here a strategic analysis of key factors influencing ... Read More

  • Global Cereal Crops

    ...leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Global cereal crops market. Includes market size and segmentation data, textual and ... Read More

  • Cereal Crops in Europe

    ...of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Europe cereal crops market. Includes market size and segmentation data, ... Read More

  • Cereal Crops in Brazil

    ...of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Brazil cereal crops market. Includes market size and segmentation data, ... Read More

  • Cereal Crops in China

    ...of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the China cereal crops market. Includes market size and segmentation data, ... Read More

  • Cereal Crops in Asia-Pacific

    ...of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Asia-Pacific cereal crops market. Includes market size and segmentation data, ... Read More

  • Global Database of the Top 1000 Wet Corn Milling Companies

    ...marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key company information in a readily accessible and clearly presented format. The database is essential for companies who want to find out more about ... Read More

  • Global Database of the Top 1000 Soybean and Oilseed Processing Companies

    ...industry executives, marketing, sales and product managers, analysts, and other people looking for key company information in a readily accessible and clearly presented format. The database is essential for companies who want to find out ... Read More

  • Agricultural Products in South Korea

    ...contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the South Korea agricultural products market. Includes market size ... Read More

  • Agricultural Products in Norway

    ...of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Norway agricultural products market. Includes market size and segmentation data, ... Read More

  • Agricultural Products in India

    ...of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the India agricultural products market. Includes market size and segmentation data, ... Read More

  • Agricultural Products in the Czech Republic

    ...profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Czech Republic agricultural products market. Includes ... Read More

  • Agricultural Products in the United States

    ...profile also contains descriptions of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the United States agricultural products market. Includes ... Read More

  • Agricultural Products in Taiwan

    ...of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Taiwan agricultural products market. Includes market size and segmentation data, ... Read More

  • Agricultural Products in Sweden

    ...of the leading players including key financial metrics and analysis of competitive pressures within the market. Essential resource for top-line data and analysis covering the Sweden agricultural products market. Includes market size and segmentation data, ... Read More

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