The drop in commodity prices in 2015, along with the prospect of rising interest rates in the United States and declining demand from China, clouds the outlook for raw materials in 2016. However, as this expert analysis from the Economist Intelligence Unit points out, 2016 could be the year in which commodity prices finally stabilize after four years of consistent declines. Although getAbstract never offers investment advice, it recommends this perceptive review and forecast to economists, investors and executives in commodity-related businesses.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why commodity prices could stabilize in 2016 after four consecutive years of decline,
- What market pressures affect the prices of industrial and agricultural commodities, and
- What price movements analysts project for specific commodities in 2016 and 2017.
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