International soft commodity indicators | Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Data & Tools

We provide accurate, independent information to help farmers, meat processors, consultants and other organisations with their planning. Below you’ll find data and tools you can use to make farming business decisions – from export statistics to economic reports to interactive tools.

International soft commodity indicators

We also monitor the annual and monthly global price trends of a selection of soft commodities to forecast future price activity, mitigate risk and identify opportunities. 

Soft commodity indicators include: 

  • Animal proteins – beef and lamb compared with chicken and pork
  • Materials – wool compared with cotton
  • Grains – soy, wheat and corn as crops for both human and animal feed
  • Farm inputs – phosphate, urea and crude oil as key inputs in fertiliser and fuel use