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Commodities Supercycles: Will China drive the next boom?

Commodities supercycles: Will China drive the next boom?
Jonathan Broder

From SAGE Business Researcher, February 12, 2018

Executive Summary

Just a few years after the last great global commodities supercycle ended, economists and investors are watching relatively obscure metals such as vanadium, cobalt and lithium as possible harbingers of another commodities boom. The metals are key components of batteries used in electric vehicles, which are growing in popularity. The last supercycle—an extended period of steadily rising commodities prices—was driven primarily by China’s explosive economic growth and its appetite for raw materials and agricultural products to fuel that growth. As the Chinese economy decelerated starting in 2013, a wide range of commodities prices tumbled, and exporting ...

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