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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More broadly , we see growth in the production and consumption of all key soft commodities in Cameroon, including sugar and coffee.
He pointed out that the transaction will lead to an international merchandising operation that handles more than 1.5m metric tonnes of grains, oil-seeds and soft commodities annually in MENA, as well as a grain distribution operation and inland logistics network in the domestic market.
Allegro is a leading provider of commodity management software for power and gas utilities; refiners, producers and traders of crude oil, refined products, soft commodities and ags; and industrial energy consumers.
Soft commodities were the best performing sector, with Arabica coffee and cotton both jumping higher as the dollar triggered short covering.
The launch represents the company's first entry into deliverable soft commodities.
But despite Australia being one of the world's biggest exporters of soft commodities such as meat and dairy, its agricultural sector makes up only about 2.0 percent of the economy.
Prices of soft commodities such as sugar, coffee cocoa and palm oil will be particularly affected.
Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) said on Thursday it has appointed Sanjeev Vohra as the Head of Soft Commodities. Vohra, who has over nine years of experience in product and business development in the Exchange industry, will be responsible for developing new products and exploring growth opportunities for DGCX in the soft commodities sector.
The Dubai Gold and Commodities Exchange (DGCX) has appointed Sanjeev Vohra as the head of soft commodities.
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.
The consolidation of the large companies which trade oil, metals and soft commodities has led to corporate giants with a growing need for finance at a time when it is in chronic short supply.