Culpepers' Market factors.
Our products are commodity items and are traded internationally. Pricing and supply of these products are affected by many factors which include the following.
- Size of the crop. Especially the amount being planted.
- World and local demand. Australian consumers have to pay the world price for local grown produce!
- Changes in currency exchange rates.
- Crops can be affected by diseases and insect predication which adversely affect global supply.
- Grower expectations. Growers can change crops if they believe they will earn a greater profit by switching crops.
- Increases in the costs of production, importing and the general cost of doing business.
- Changes in Government regulations, taxes, and charges.
- There is much misinformation detailed in market reports by growers and traders which are all designed to keep prices high.
- Shipping disruptions, sabotage, strikes, and other industrial disputes!
and of course....
"Rain, too much, too little or none at all!".