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New Housing and Construction Methods Drive Demand for Wood

Kamile Botyriute

Kamile Botyriute

19 Jul 22

New construction projects are expected to rely more on wood products amid growing interest in construction from mass timber. As wood requires less energy to process compared to other materials such as steel or concrete, it is also increasingly viewed as a renewable, low-carbon and energy-efficient option for buildings.

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Global Trends in The Commodities Market

Euromonitor International

Euromonitor International

14 Jul 22

Explore the latest trends shaping the global commodities market in our free report extract.

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Staple Foods: Wheat Woes Intensify Inflation

Tom Rees

Tom Rees

21 Jun 22

Staple foods have come under intense pressure from inflation in recent times, and the drivers show no immediate signs of easing. While costs were already rising across the board, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the resulting impact on the world’s wheat supply has meant costs have soared for producers and prices have surged on-shelf for consumers.

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War, Protectionism and Climate Change Inflate Global Food Prices

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

3 Jun 22

The prices of food commodities are rising, hitting economies, manufacturers and consumers worldwide. An analysis of the factors behind this surge shows that food inflationary pressures are likely to remain high in 2022 and beyond.

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Inflation at Breakfast: Tracking Inflation from a Variety of Perspectives

Jared Conway

Jared Conway

30 May 22 | UTC Time: 11:00 PM

High inflation means an increase in the cost of living, but how are prices rising across different consumer goods categories and markets?

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Global Inflation Surge: Causes and Implications for Businesses

Zora Milenkovic

Zora Milenkovic

11 May 22

This infographic showcases factors increasing global prices for everyday goods, such as supply chain shortages, political instability and climate change.

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Global Economic Outlook: Q2 2022

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

21 Apr 22

The global economy faces new headwinds following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, while the COVID-19 pandemic is not yet over. The war in Ukraine and its resulting sanctions imposed on Russia are projected to cause accelerated energy and commodity prices, further disruptions in global supply chains and reduced business and consumer confidence.

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War in Ukraine Heightens Inflation Risks and Challenges the Global Economy

Daniel Solomon

Daniel Solomon

28 Mar 22

This blog post comments on the macroeconomic implications of the Ukraine-Russia conflict

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What is Driving Global Inflation?

Lan Ha

Lan Ha

23 Mar 22

Euromonitor forecasts global inflation in the range of 6-9% in 2022, compared to an annual average of 3.8% in 2001-2019. Inflationary pressures have been rising since 2021, with surging demand for goods, pandemic-induced disruptions, rising energy prices, and labour shortages. The war in Ukraine and economic sanctions on Russia have compounded this inflationary environment, particularly for energy and food prices.