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Dealing with commodity price uncertainty, Volume 1
 
Author:Varangis, Panos; Larson, Don; Collection Title:Policy, Research working paper ; no. WPS 1667
Date Stored:1996/10/01Document Date:1996/10/31
Document Type:Policy Research Working PaperSubTopics:Environmental Economics & Policies; International Terrorism & Counterterrorism; Markets and Market Access; Payment Systems & Infrastructure; Crops and Crop Management Systems; Commodities; Access to Markets
Language:EnglishMajor Sector:Finance
Report Number:WPS1667Sub Sectors:Financial Sector Development
Volume No:1  

Summary: Liberalization in commodity markets has brought profound changes in the way price risks are allocated and managed in commodity subsectors. Price risks are increasingly allocated to private traders and farmers rather than absorbed by the government. The success of market reform depends on the ability of the emerging private sector to make full use of the available range of modern commodity marketing, price risk management and financing instruments. Because farmers do not generally have access to these instruments, intermediaries must be developed. Larger private traders and banks are in the best position to become these intermediaries. Preconditions needed for accessing modern commodity marketing, price risk management, and financing instruments are: a) creating an appropriate legal, regulatory, and institutional framework; b) reducing government intervention; c) providing training and raising awareness; and d) improving creditworthiness and reducing performance risk. The use of commodity derivative instruments to hedge commodity price risk is not new. The private sectors in many Asian and Latin American countries have been using commodity futures and options for some time. More recently, commodity derivative instruments are being used increasingly in several African countries and many economies in transition. And several developing and transition economies have sought to establish commodity derivative exchanges.

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