What demand destruction? Grain costs seeing “shocking” power by harvest – Agriculture

The treatment for prime costs is excessive costs, however the world has to eat.

Depending on which adage you subscribe to proper now, the worldwide grain markets are both bucking the development or proving the purpose.

Neil Townsend, senior market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions and GrainFox, agrees that the present commodity worth power is maybe a shock given the time of 12 months and shear top of some costs.

“We are somewhat bit shocked, we thought that the value construction that we noticed for just about each commodity, significantly the principle ones, like canola, wheat, durum, barley; the costs have been type of sturdy, or, if not getting larger throughout the harvest interval, that’s somewhat uncommon. And we appeared on the uncertainty within the volatility, the macroeconomics, all of the geopolitics. And, , we form of thought with the inflation and rates of interest and all the pieces like that, we simply thought that demand may be somewhat bit slower. But demand has been, in a Canadian context, has been fairly good, we don’t actually see a lot weak spot,” he says.

What’s behind the continued run is complicated. To the purpose of, “The world must eat,” there’s a key quantity of demand that basically has caught even by these risky occasions, so there should nonetheless be some margin for processors in China and around the globe, Townsend says.

But how lengthy that lasts is up or dialogue, too. Townsend notes that stories of a poor high quality wheat crop coming off in Australia might bode properly for Canadian grain. So too might the seemingly supportive feedback made just lately by China concerning being a superb buying and selling companion with the West.

Of course, that’s all balanced in opposition to the likelihood that the total impact of rising rates of interest, inflation, and a worldwide recession have merely not but been totally labored in to the commodity equation.

Tap under for the total dialogue with Neil Townsend (full with an early Grey Cup decide):