Why Another Food Commodity Price Spike?

Large and rapid increases have occurred for many food commodity prices during 2010-11. Long-term production and consumption trends underlay rising food commodity prices, but worldwide production shortfalls and changes in trade policies and practices in a number of countries sparked the sharp surge in prices after June 2010. Many of the long-term trends and short-run shocks contributing to the current price surge also played a role in previous price spikes.


Issue Date:
2011
Publication Type:
Journal Article
PURL Identifier:
http://purl.umn.edu/120970
Published in:
Amber Waves
Page range:
18-24
Total Pages:
7




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