Drawing on a large number of diverse sources, The Impact of China on Global Commodity Prices comprehensively and systematically evidences the trends in the prices of different sets of commodities, analyses the drivers of China’s demand for commodities the factors constraining global supply and in the role which the financialisation of commodities is playing in constraining commodity production. It also documents and the growing role of China as a foreign investor in the commodities sectors. All of these trends are woven together to explore the fabric of strategic choices confronting public and private sector decision-makers.
Table of Contents
1. Back to Centre Stage 2. A New Driver in the Global Economy 3. Commodities and Economic Growth 4. China as a Driver of Demand for Commodities 5. A Lagged Supply Response and the Impact on Commodity Prices 6. The Financialisation of the Commodities Sectors 7. How are Stakeholders Responding to the Commodities Super Cycle? 8. The Reshaping of the Natural Resources Sector
Masuma Farooki is a visiting Research Fellow at the Development Policy and Practice unit at The Open University, UK.Raphael Kaplinsky is Professor of Development Policy and Practise at the Open University, UK.