What are Agrimoney Research Reports?

Agrimoney has long been an independent and objective commentator on the agri commodity markets.  Providing news and analysis on soft commodities such as wheat, soy and corn to an international audience from across the agri supply chain.

We decided to draw on the depth of knowledge provided by our team of journalists, analysts and economists and shine a light on some of those areas that are harder to find information on, or that will benefit from further investigation and analysis.

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New Report Launched – China 2017

China 2017 – Agricultural Deregulation and its Global Impact

New report from Agrimoney Research Reports launches November 2016

The first of Agrimoney’s reports, China 2017 looks at Chinese government agricultural policies, changes to them, and the consequences of this for the rest of the world.

We look at the Chinese economic miracle of the last thirty years and at the social and economic tensions this has generated. We examine China’s agricultural successes but also cover the growing challenges it faces in feeding its population.We outline the motive for China’s regime of floor prices for agricultural commodities, how these have been enacted, how they operate, and how they have grown.

We look at what economic theory predicts will be the consequences of such a regime. Now that the Beijing government is dismantling this system, we close by analysing the medium to long term impacts on the markets for rice, wheat, corn/maize, soybeans, rapeseed, and cotton

This report will help you understand:

  • The social and economic tensions generated by China’s economic miracle
  • China’s agricultural successes and the growing challenges it faces
  • The motive behind the regime of floor prices and how it works in practice
  • The medium and long term impacts on the world markets now that these price floors are being dismantled

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About the Author – John Phelan


Report Summary

The “China 2017 – Agricultural Deregulation and its Global Impact” Report is a 99 page report and will be updated annually. Available in digital format the report is indispensable for those serious about China.

China is one of the largest importers, exporters, and consumers of agricultural products in the world In order to boost domestic production and protect against price fluctuations, the Chinese government instituted a system of price floors for rice, wheat, corn, soybeans, rapeseed, and cotton

China’s system of price floors has led – as economic theory would predict – to excessive stocks, an increasing financial burden on the government, suppressed demand, and unsustainable farming practices

The Chinese government is now dismantling the price floor system, and it remains in place only for wheat and rice. It is likely that price floors for these products will be scrapped soon

The ending of this comprehensive system in such a major player in agricultural markets will have serious, worldwide effects

As China brings its accumulated stocks to the market, these will depress prices. With this foreknowledge, markets could be expected to price this in, but there is great uncertainty over the actual size of Chinese stocks

In the longer run production will be affected

At lower prices, farms in China will produce less rice, wheat, corn, soybeans, rapeseed, and cotton. Some land will move into non-agricultural uses; other land currently being used to produce these products will be switched to producing others

Worldwide prices for these commodities will fall as the Chinese government ceases to be a buyer


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China 2017 – Agricultural Deregulation and its Global Impact

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