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Why Another Food Commodity Price Spike?


  • Trostle, Ronald


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.

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  • Trostle, Ronald, 2011. "Why Another Food Commodity Price Spike?," Amber Waves, United States Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:ags:uersaw:120970

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