Chilled beef in demand as China demand keeps falling

Australian beef export volumes and values continue to track lower year-on-year, and well below five-year-average levels. For the year-to-October, 874,421 tonnes shipped weight of beef have headed overseas, compared to more than 1 million tonnes for the same period last year, a drop of 13 per cent. Despite global economic challenges, however, this decline would […]

Price volatility in the greasy wool market

Wool sample

Price volatility has been on show in the wool market in recent months with sharp price movements from day to day which are even catching exporters by surprise. This article takes a look at recent volatility and compares it to the market of the past 40 years. Price volatility is the change in price levels. […]

A boost to Aussie wheat – a boost to world exports

There have been some new crop forecasts released recently tipping what can only be described as a bumper. We have to wait until early December for the official Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) forecast, but we can take a look at what the speculated tonnages might mean for the market. […]