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Climate gets more attention due to corona

The Dutch want to preserve the cleaner air that has been created by shutting down large parts of the economy. A representative sample of ABN AMRO and Ipsos shows that more than 71% of those surveyed want to retain the po..

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ABN AMRO: 4% reduction in food turnover

28 April 2020

Since March 12th, society has changed enormously. Entrepreneurs have to improvise and keep a distance of one and a half meters seems to become normal. ABN AMRO expects the Dutch economy to shrink by 3.8% this year in a s...

Consumer deviates to specialized shops and delivery service

17 April 2020

Consumer spending is expected to shrink by a total of around 5% this year, according to a report published by ABN AMRO on Friday 17 April. The bank assumes a scenario in which the intelligent lockdown will last two month...

Corona crisis can bring about major changes in the food sector

16 April 2020

Analysts at Rabobank claim that the corona crisis could cause fundamental changes in the food sector. It is unclear how long the crisis measures will last in the various countries affected. This makes it difficult to est...

Stockpiling supports cereal prices

10 April 2020

The corona crisis is having a major impact on commodity prices. For example, the CRB index – a representative indicator of global commodity markets – has fallen by around 30% since the coronavirus escalation began on 20 ...

One fifth of the economy stagnates in April and May

09 April 2020

As a result of the coronavirus outbreak, approximately one fifth of the Dutch economy is currently largely at a standstill. The longer the corona problem lasts, the greater the share of the economy that is affected. I...

De toekomst van vleesvervangers

06 February 2020

De vleesvervanger is anno 2020 niet meer uit het assortiment van de supermarkt weg te denken. Cijfers van onderzoeksbureau IRI tonen aan dat de verkopen van vleesvervangers via supermarkten sinds 2017 met 50 procent zijn...

BRICS: An emerging commodity coalition

12 November 2019

The BRICS (an abbreviation for the emerging markets Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) have in recent decades developed into both economic and commodity heavyweights. ABN AMRO believes that over the next ten ...

Six ways to tackle the plastic puzzle

10 October 2019

The Dutch use approximately 26 billion plastic food packaging per year and the trend points to a further increase. However, if consumers reduce their use by five packs per year, this could halt growth. This is the conclu...

Grain prices volatile due to trade conflict and weather

25 July 2019

The grain markets have had a turbulent first half of the year. Many grain prices have shown greater volatility throughout the year. The trade conflict and weather conditions had a particularly strong impact on grain pric...

Producer wants short route to consumer

01 July 2019

ABN AMRO's consumer survey shows that three in ten consumers are willing to order food directly from producers. No less than half of the consumers consider doing so if these foods are cheaper or if they are special produ...

Increase Foodsector Bankruptcies

07 May 2019

The trend of a decline in the number of bankruptcies of companies and institutions ended in the summer of 2018. Worldwide, there was uncertainty about trade wars and the Brexit. The food sector will also be affected by b...

Pig sickness a concern or a blessing?

30 April 2019

Rabobank sees optimism but also uncertainty in pig farming. The increased demand for pork is leading to rising prices, even though the number of outbreaks of African swine fever is still increasing. This creates uncertai...

Europa eet steeds minder

27 February 2019

De voedingssector moet naarstig op zoek naar nieuwe afzetmarkten of het toevoegen van meer waarde aan zijn producten. Reden is dat de bevolking in Europa vanaf 2025 niet meer zal groeien. Naar verwachting zijn er over 10...

Robotarm offers food industry a helping hand

19 February 2019

Technology is playing an increasingly important role in food production. Within the industry the use of robotics and data technology is growing. This contributes to the affordability of food and the transparency about or...

Kiem hogere agrarische prijzen

17 January 2019

Agrarische grondstofprijzen staan sterk onder invloed van valutaontwikkelingen en de handelsbesprekingen tussen de VS en China. Door de tekorten in 2019 gaan de prijzen van tarwe en mais stijgen. Druk op de prijzen van s...