Re-writing the Future of Canada’s Share of Global Trade: Part 1
Canada has the opportunity to grow its share of global trade due to increasing wealth in emerging market economies.Nov 9, 2015
FCC Ag Economics: A 2015 Look at Global Trade released today
This year's edition of A Look at Global Trade (ALAGT) examines 20 years' worth of data on Canadian ag-related export values to better understand the impact exchange rate changes has on those values.Nov 16, 2015
Thanksgiving and cranberries: a Canadian tradition
As Canada celebrates Thanksgiving 2016 with the traditional cranberry, Canadian cranberry production continues to grow driven by favourable consumption trends.Oct 10, 2016
The world is growing and with it (not surprisingly) the demand for food. But as much as export growth responds to the number of people who need to eat, income (and not population growth) drives consumption.Dec 11, 2014
A TPP deal on the horizon?
A successful outcome to the current negotiations around a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) rests on the leadership of Japan and the United States. The U.S. and Japanese governments have held multiple bilateral meetings to find a way forward. And it was recently reported in the media that the gap between the two countries is narrowing. Over the last 30 years, information and communication technologies like sensors, GPS, WIFI, analytic software and the Internet have laid a foundation for an era of highly- automated, data-driven, precision agriculture.Feb 27, 2015
Declining production expectations pushing market prices higher
Dry conditions have resulted in a significant decline in yield expectations for Western Canada. Craig Klemmer discussed how this and other weather events in North America are leading to higher crop prices.Jul 8, 2015
Global food demand has a doppelganger… and its name is Challenge
the recent Canada West Foundation conference described a demand for food that's expected to grow along with the global middle class. Ag prices should also climb but the World Bank doesn't think that's going to happen.May 19, 2015
Move over China? Not so fast!
The World Bank projects that India will be the world's fastest growing economy by 2017. If true, it would surpass China, the poster child for economic growth for the last ten years. It's an impressive reversal of fortune for India, thanks in large part to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's governmentJan 26, 2015
Six Takeaways from the 2015-2024 OECD/FAO Outlook
Craig Klemmer presents his key takeaways from the FAO/OECD agricultural outlook, focusing on changes driving the demand for cereals and the opportunities for the livestock sector.Jul 23, 2015
Their brighter economic outlook doesn’t shine everywhere throughout the U.S.
In my recent presentation to a large group of food processors at Food Trends 2014 in Toronto, I emphasized the brighter economic outlook in the U.S., where Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is projected to grow in 2015 at an annual rate of 2.9% (Bank of Canada).Nov 18, 2014