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Agricultural markets
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1. General

1.1. Concept

Agricultural markets reflect the cyclical movement of prices in markets for agricultural products (Agricultural prices). They are the expression of changing relationships between supply and demand. These may be of varying duration. Normally, there are (1) seasonal fluctuations, determined by the harvest cycle, (2) annual fluctuations, resulting from the outcome of the harvest, (3) medium-term fluctuations, which may also be…

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Lorenzen-Schmidt, Klaus-Joachim, “Agricultural markets”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 05 February 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_016629>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321

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