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Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors
Reporting on America's Attitudes and Behaviors

Commodity Economics

Monthly Economic Report September 2019

The latest USDA report featured decreases to world production and mill-use figures.  The global harvest forecast for 2019/20 dropped 709,000 bales to 124.9 million,...

Monthly Economic Letter August 2019

The latest USDA report featured a slight decrease to the 2019/20 production forecast (-179,000 bales, from 125.8 to 125.6 million) and a larger decrease...

Monthly Economic Letter March 2019

This month’s USDA report featured little change. The global harvest estimate for 2018/19 rose 440,000 bales (to 118.9 million). The global mill-use...

Monthly Economic Letter January 2019

NY futures and the A Index decreased throughout December before stabilizing in January. Chinese and Pakistani prices were stable over the past month....

Monthly Economic Letter October 2018

This month’s USDA report included slight downward revisions to world production and mill-use figures. The global harvest number was lowered 314,000 bales (from...

Monthly Economic Letter June 2018

The global cotton market was volatile over the past month, with values for most benchmark prices moving strongly higher in the second half of...

Monthly Economic Letter May 2018

NY futures experienced volatility recently, with the net effect being a slight increase in prices. The A Index also moved slightly higher, while...

Monthly Economic Letter March 2018

Movement in international benchmark prices was mixed over the past month, with NY futures and the A Index increasing, South Asian prices flat to...

Monthly Economic Letter January 2018

All benchmark prices except the CC Index increased over the past month. Prices for the March NY futures contract surged in late December, rising from 75...

Brave New World

If the U.S. and China were to post their relationship status on Facebook, the "it's complicated" option comes to mind.