Tuesday, January 17, 2012
These charts are from Earth Policy Institute and they have lots of other interesting stuff to look at as well. I also found interesting information at an FAO site called FAOSTAT. EPA also had some good agricultural statistics which surprised me. I did find the raw data in some form or another, but it was hard to extract. Thanks to the organizations that did all the work compiling data. This current World Supply and Demand report contains some interesting data compiled by USDA. This report is blamed for recent drops in commodity prices, but I would blame traders that just read the headlines instead of really studying the report. While the accuracy of estimates could be questioned, the past data should be correct.