Chemie Ingenieur Technik, Vol.92, No.4, 331-340, 2020
Are the Global Raw Material Markets in a State of Renewed Change?
The growth of global population is no longer exponential, but there is still a growth. Are stronger raw materials consumptions automatically the effects? Markets for listed commodities are very much influenced by futures in their pricing, and in a time of comprehensive, extremely fast communication trends and hypes are generated. At the end of the day, markets are determined by the real relationship between supply and demand from a medium- and long-term perspective. What will be the effects in future developments of global commodity markets when China's economy will perform the transformation from an industrial into a service society?