Forecasting and analysis

Anticipate global influences on commodity prices, supply and demand

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Supply chains are in constant motion as factors like logistics issues, severe weather, the push to a low-carbon economy and governments’ policies combine to alter the playing field daily. Market participants – whether upstream, midstream or downstream – need insights and historical data to understand and anticipate commodity supply chain performance and behavior.

Fastmarkets provides a suite of forecasts and economic analysis to give market participants the essential tools to build scenarios and make high-stakes decisions. These short-term and long-term forecasts cover the agriculture, forest products and metals and mining markets. Select one of the options below to find out more about each market’s forecasting method and analysis products.

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Why Fastmarkets forecasts?
Our unbiased, independent research helps you minimize risk and predict future trends based on insights and analysis from experts. Get behind the data to deepen your confidence in your decisions.
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How we predict the markets

To bring you an unbiased view of the market, our price forecasting methodology includes supply and demand fundamentals, an in-depth look into underlying costs and implied margins as well as market sentiment.

We draw on the expertise of our in-house analysts and our extensive network of reporters. These real-world inputs, reviewed and refined against our AI-assisted pricing models, bring you a 360° view of your markets.

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