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Commodity Market Development in Europe – Outlook. Proceedings of the October 2013 Workshop

Commodity Market Development in Europe – Outlook. Proceedings of the October 2013 Workshop
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Abstract: 
This report contains a summary and the presentations of the expert workshop 'Commodity Market Development in Europe – Outlook', held in October 2013 in Brussels. The workshop was held to present and discuss the preliminary results of the European Commission's outlook on EU agricultural market developments. The workshop gathered high-level policy makers, modelling and market experts and provided a forum to present and discuss recent and projected developments on the EU agricultural and commodity markets, to outline the reasons behind observed and prospected developments, and to draw conclusions on the short/medium term perspectives of European agricultural markets in the global context. Special focus was given on the discussion of the influence of different settings/assumptions (regarding e.g. drivers of demand and supply, macroeconomic uncertainties, etc.) on the projected market developments.