Agrifood: Low commodity prices hurt agriculture while food industry's profits barely increase

1/1/2016 - Report
ic_blogtagEconomic OutlookAgrifoodSector Risk
Agricultural commodities to plateau at best in

2016 after a strong decline of -15% in 2015



Ongoing fierce price competition challenging

firms' profitability with operating profit increasing

by only +1.5% in 2015



Series of deregulation policies to support trade:

Production quotas lifted by EU; export tax

eliminated in Argentina; Brazil and Canada meat

exporters gained access to markets.

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