Soft Commodities Market Insights and Forecasting
There are hardly any food products manufactured globally that do not involve the use of soft commodities, defined as sugar, coffee, coffee and molasses. The geographical distribution of surplus and deficit regions means that the value of international trade in softs accounts for a considerable share of the overall value of agriculture despite the comparably moderate tonnage this sector represents.
Facts about the global softs commodities market
- Coffee is the most valuable agricultural commodity as far as the international trade is concerned
- Brazil is the world’s largest grower and exporter of coffee by far with a market share of 33%.
- India replaced Brazil as the world’s largest producer of sugar in 2018/19.
- With the rise of ethanol demand as a clean fuel around the world, sugar prices have increasingly become a function of energy values as they a major feedstock to its production.
- While Ivory Coast and Ghana produce two thirds of the world’s cocoa, the Netherlands is the world’s biggest processing country of cocoa beans.
Contact UsView global sales phone numbers
Soft Food Commodities sectors
Molasses & Feed Ingredients
Who we help
Trading and finance
Calculating risk, understanding long-term market movements and responding to volatile price changes are key to your success. Stay ahead of the market with the widest range of global price forecasts and supply & demand data available.
Procurement and manufacturing
Your company relies on you to make timely purchases to ensure the best price while avoiding excess stock or shortfalls. Keep on top of changing market conditions with our forecasts, price and production outlooks and wider agribusiness trend analysis.
Policy and regulation
You are relied upon to stay abreast of the latest news and developments in order to respond quickly to questions from internal stakeholders and communicate relevant and accurate information. Analysis from journalists in Brussels and Washington helps you navigate regulation.
Agribusiness Blogs and Research & Analysis
Follow IHS Markit Agribusiness
The Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) plans this summer to propose a new rule to allow young chicken plants… https://t.co/t74tRBqP29
Future EU trade deals want to increase global environmental standards, risking economic turmoil for some countries… https://t.co/XQ6FBpPG28