Ag Economics Topics
J.P. Gervais, Vice-President and Chief Agricultural Economist at FCC, on what he expects rates will do in 2019 based on the December 5 interest rate announcement from the Bank of Canada (BOC).
Weaker farm cash receipts for Q3 2018 suggest rising financial pressures, limited gains from U.S.-China trade tensions and slower farmland value appreciation in 2018-19.
Price swings in the pork industry may limit traditional exports, but CETA, CPTPP and other factors give Canadian producers greater access to diverse markets than their competitors enjoy.
Volatility in commodity prices lowers Canadian exports of oilseeds but also creates market opportunities in China and Europe.
Canada remains a top exporter of agricultural commodities and agri-food products, thanks to a diversified ag and food production mix.
J.P. Gervais on the economic trends and future BOC decisions he sees in relation to the October 24 interest rate hike.
J.P. Gervais shares why sales, inventory levels and capacity utilization numbers are important to Canadian food manufacturing.
How the continued trade tensions between China-U.S. could create a stronger demand for Canadian commodities.
Retail prices expected to weaken leading to stronger demand of meat proteins.
Strong net income can help offset the impact of rising interest rates on equity.