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Commodities Gained on Improved Demand Expectations

January 13, 2020 / PRNewswire

The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return was higher for the month, with 20 of 23 constituents posting gains. Credit Suisse Asset Management observed the following: Energy increased 6.89%, led higher by Crude Oil and petroleum products, amid OPEC+'s announcement of new production quotas for 2020 in an attempt to rebalance oil markets. Agriculture returned 5.75%. Soybean Oil rose as Indonesia and Malaysia plan to increase crude palm-oil (CPO) content in biodiesel in 2020 while Malaysian palm oil production declined more than expected, raising the demand for soybean oil as a cost-effective substitute.