The ING Group, a global financial institution, released a 2023 outlook for commodities as 2022 has begun to wind down. ING noted that more volatility could be ahead for the commodity markets in general, but agricultural commodities are skewed to the upside next year.
No doubt it’s been a wild ride with the CBOE Volatility Index exceeding 100% in the early innings of 2022 amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In turn, the Bloomberg Commodity Index has risen 17% for the year as record inflation continues and supply constraints have hit agricultural commodities.
“Agricultural commodities have also seen significant strength this year, particularly grains, due to the disruption in Ukrainian exports along with poorer weather in a number of key growing regions,” ING said. “These markets are going to remain sensitive to developments in the Russia/Ukraine war.”
“However for now, we believe risks are skewed to the upside,” ING added. “There are some early signs that the winter wheat crop in some key growing regions will be smaller next season, whilst clearly for agri crops in general, yields could suffer due to less application of fertilisers, given the strength in the market this year.”
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