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Change in commodity futures prices YTD May 8, 2020: Cocoa (-4.8%); Wheat (+3.7%); Maize (-17.5%); ICE Natural gas (-55%); Gold (+12.1%); Soyabeans (-23.1%); Cotton (-18.2%); Rough rice (+27.2%); Platinum (-18.5%); Arabica coffee (-15.1%); Brent crude oil (-53.3%); Copper (-14.6%); Sugar (-23.3%);     Whilst Africa's growth in 2020 could fall to its lowest since the 2008/9 global financial crisis, the asymmetric nature of shocks facing the region, coupled with increasing investment and cross-border trade, should help the region recover speedily.

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July 24, 2021

About Us

FrancTrade provides independent analyses and commentary as well as bespoke commodities market intelligence to global and regional corporate and institutional clients with a stake in Africa.

We can provide one-off special reports on commodities, trade and strategy in key African markets, including Nigeria, Egypt, Ghana, Cote d’Ivoire and Kenya.

Our research and editorial panel encompasses multilingual professionals from the francophone African region who are themselves leaders in the fields of Finance, Consulting, Trade, Research and Academia in European, US, Middle Eastern and Asian markets.

FrancTrade is proud to be associated with GLOTECH Marine which offers a full range of Air and Seaport, Crew and Expatriate Management and Shipping and Petroleum Services – including Oil Field Logistics.

FrancTrade is part of 3XG UK Consulting Ltd which is registered in the United Kingdom.