Commodity market review 2007-2008

The Commodity Market Review, a biennial publication of the FAO trade and markets division, examines in depth issues relating to agricultural commodity market developments that are deemed by FAO as current and crucial for FAO's member countries. This biennial CMR is devoted to exploring in depth a variety of issues relevant to the impact of imperfect competition and food standards on developing markets. The articles that are included focus on both cross-commodity issues, such as strategic trade, foreign direct investment and the effectiveness of technical regulation, as well as on characteristics of individual commodity value chains, such as coffee, cocoa and frozen concentrated orange juice which are of particular interest in terms of industrial organisation.