Soft Commodity

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Soft Commodity

A commodity that is grown. Soft commodities include most agricultural products; examples include sugar, corn, and wheat. See also: Hard commodity.
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The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has appointed Sanjeev Vohra as the head of soft commodities.
Ian Wright, Chief Business Officer of DGCX said: "Sanjeev Vohra's expertise and knowledge will be a key asset in our efforts to develop our offerings in soft commodities, a sector that is a vital part of our portfolio expansion strategy.
For example, according to Edward George, head of soft commodities research at Ecobank, despite producing 70% of the world's cocoa, three quarters is exported raw to Europe and Asia where it is processed.
11 February 2013 - US futures exchange operator IntercontinentalExchange Inc (NYSE:ICE) could separate its agricultural commodity contracts in Paris and shed London soft commodities contracts as part of efforts to ensure completion of its planned USD8.
Hikes in excise duties on alcohol and the pass-through from elevated soft commodities prices pushed food inflation higher, while demand-side inflationary pressure remained weak amid modest consumer activity.
The subsequent impact on the yields of soft commodities such as corn, wheat and soybeans has pushed prices upwards.
Food prices are rising because so-called soft commodities, such as wheat, coffee and corn, have rocketed in value in the past year, partly as a result of growing demand from emerging markets such as China and India.
98 per cent per annum, the ADIB Soft Commodity Note return, which is based on the performance of three soft commodities, is expected to be higher.
Warren Geers, general manager of derivatives trading at the JSE, said ASP-based market connectivity to the JSEas derivatives market would help facilitate further growth of its futures and options contracts on soft commodities, currency and equities.
April 16 2010 -- China Agri-Industries Holdings is likely to benefit from an expected uptrend in soft commodities prices, an analyst has said.
1 billion during 2009, covering petroleum products, iron and steel and soft commodities including rice and tea, The DMCCA-operated electronic warehouse receipt system also added enhanced features to cover the pledge of commodities held in vessels within UAE territorial waters in favour of the financier, further expanding the appeal of the GMR.
New Zealand's merchandise exports are heavily weighted to soft commodities.