INTERVIEW: China may allow access to more Indian commodities in the near term: TPCI chairman


By Ritwik Sinha Against the backdrop of the bruising US-China trade spat, Indian exporters are hopeful that Beijing will allow direct access to Indian commodities and products soon. China, one of India’s biggest bilateral trade partners,  is currently engaged in a bitter tariff war with the Trump administration, forcing it to redraw its international trade […]

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Global food price index dips for the fifth consecutive month in October


International food commodity prices dipped in October, as falling dairy, meat and vegetable oils prices more than offset a surge in sugar prices, the United Nations said today. The FAO Food Price Index, a measure of the monthly change in international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 163.5 points in October, down 0.9 percent […]

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Australia says farm production value remains stable despite drought

The value of Australia’s farm production is forecast to remain relatively unchanged at $60 billion in 2018–19, well above the 10-year average of $56 billion, despite very dry conditions in some places, ABARES in the latest forecasts released in the September quarter Agricultural commodities report. “Although dry conditions are affecting agricultural production in eastern Australia, expected […]

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Global agricultural food commodity prices fell sharply in July, pulled down by dairy, sugar

Decline in rates of dairy products, sugar and vegetable oil pushed down overall global agricultural food commodity prices in July, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said in its latest monthly report. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 168.8 points, 3.7 percent below their June level, the biggest monthly drop since late last year. The index had […]

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Global agri food commodity prices fell in June amid escalating trade tensions, says FAO


International agricultural food commodity prices fell in June for the first time in 2018, as trade tensions affected markets even with global production prospects down, the UN food agency said in its latest monthly report. The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.7 points in June, down 1.3 percent from its level in May. The decline was driven […]

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