2007年8月24日 国际小麦价格创历史最高

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小麦价格昨日跃升至历史新高,因为小麦供应十分紧俏,引起了人们对全球食品价格将大幅上涨的担忧,恐慌的买家纷纷涌入市场。

Wheat prices jumped to an all-time high yesterday as panicked buyers rushed into the market amid extremely tight supplies, raising fears of a global food inflation spike.

全球第二大小麦出口国加拿大警告,由于恶劣的气候影响了农作物收成(就像欧洲和澳大利亚一样),加拿大今年小麦的产量可能比去年下降近20%。

Canada, the world’s second largest wheat exporter, warned output might be almost 20 per cent below last year as adverse weather damaged the crop as it had done in Europe and Australia.

依赖于进口小麦供应的日本和台湾在国际市场购买了更多小麦。印度也下了巨额订单,赶在需求高峰期到来之前补充库存。

Japan and Taiwan, which depend on foreign wheat supplies, bought new cargoes in the international market while India launched a large tender to beef up its inventories ahead of its peak demand season.


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