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Biofuels

This chapter discusses price, production, consumption and trade developments for ethanol and biodiesel together with evolutions in the use of the main biofuel feedstock i.e. vegetable oils for biodiesel and maize and sugar crops for ethanol. The chapter also highlights key policy developments underlying the projections in the main ethanol and biodiesel markets i.e. the United-States, the European Union, Brazil, China, Indonesia, Argentina, India, Thailand, Canada and Columbia. It concludes with a discussion of important risks and uncertainties affecting world biofuel markets during the coming decade including those related to policy developments and to the crude oil price.

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Cereals

This chapter discusses projections for the production of wheat, maize, rice and other coarse grains and their consumption as food, feed or biofuel feedstock, along with price, stock and trade developments for these products. The chapter concludes with a discussion of important risks and uncertainties affecting world cereal markets during the coming decade including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, stock policy in China, and plant diseases and adverse weather events.

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Cotton

This chapter discusses price, production, stock, consumption and trade developments for cotton along with evolution in polyester and other synthetic fibres markets, the main substitutes for cotton. The chapter concludes with a discussion of important risks and uncertainties affecting world cotton markets during the coming decade including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to changes in consumer preferences (e.g. second hand clothing, natural fibres), and to pests and weather conditions.

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Dairy

This chapter discusses price, production, consumption and trade developments for milk, fresh dairy products, butter, cheese, skimmed milk powder and whole milk powder. The chapter concludes with a discussion of important risks and uncertainties affecting world dairy markets during the coming decade including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to climate change and to the strengthening of environmental regulations.

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Fish

This chapter discusses price, production, consumption and trade developments for fish from catch and aquaculture, fish oil and fishmeal. The chapter concludes with a discussion of important risks and uncertainties affecting world fish markets during the coming decade including those related to Chinese policies, to changing consumer preferences and to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Meat

This chapter discusses price, production, consumption and trade developments for beef and veal, pigmeat, poultry and sheepmeat. The chapter concludes with a discussion of important risks and uncertainties affecting world meat markets during the coming decade including those related to trade policies, animal diseases (e.g. African Swine Fever), and changes in consumer preferences.

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Oilseeds

This chapter discusses projections for the production of soybean, other oilseeds (i.e. rapeseed, sunflower seed, and groundnuts), protein meal and vegetable oil (including palm oil) and their consumption as food, feed or biofuel feedstock, along with price and trade developments for these products. The chapter concludes with a discussion of important risks and uncertainties affecting world oilseed markets during the coming decade including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, and to growing environmental concerns regarding soybean and palm oil production.

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Sugar

This chapter discusses projections for the production of sugar beet, sugar cane, sugar, molasses and high-fructose corn syrup and their consumption as food or biofuel feedstock, along with price and trade developments for these products. The chapter concludes with a discussion of important risks and uncertainties affecting world sugar markets during the coming decade including those related to the COVID-19 pandemic, to yields and support policy developments in main producing countries (in particular Brazil, India, Thailand), and to the implementation of policies to curb sugar consumption.

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Other products

This chapter provides a market overview and a description of the current market situation for roots and tubers (i.e. cassava, potato, yams, sweet potato, taro), pulses (i.e. field peas, broad beans, chickpeas, lentils), and banana and major tropical fruits (i.e. mango, mangosteen and guava, pineapple, avocado and papaya) markets. It then highlights the medium term (2020-29) projections for production, consumption and trade for these products and describes the main drivers of these projections.

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