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 OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook 2008-2017


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This is the fourteenth edition of the Agricultural Outlook and the fourth time it has been prepared jointly by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).


This edition covers the outlook for commodity markets during the 2008 to 2017 period, and brings together the commodity, policy and country expertise of both Organisations.


The report analyses world market trends for the main agricultural products, as well as biofuels. It provides an assessment of agricultural market prospects for production, consumption, trade, stocks and prices of the included commodities. More ...

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Did You Know?

 World reference prices of most crops, including maize, wheat, rice and oilseeds all nearly doubled over the last two years and are expected to average higher in the coming decade than the last ten years.



 Essential Material



  Chapter 2 (Are High Prices here to Stay?)

  Statistical Annex  


Did You Know?

 In a historical context, the recent price spikes for a number of agricultural commodities while very high in nominal terms, are still below the high prices that have been recorded for agricultural commodities in some past years when measured in real terms, i.e. adjusted for inflation.

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 A number of temporary and more permanent factors have been identified by the OECD in explaining the recent price spikes for many farm products and these help to understand how the outlook for world agricultural prices is expected to evolve to 2017 ...

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 The US is the leading global producer of biofuels, in particular bio ethanol from maize. Other leading biofuel producers are Brazil with bio-ethanol based on sugar cane and the European Union for bio-diesel based mainly on rapeseed oil.

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