Volatility of agrarian markets aimed at the price development
D. Matoškováhttps://doi.org/10.17221/143/2010-AGRICECONCitation:Matošková D. (2011): Volatility of agrarian markets aimed at the price development. Agric. Econ. – Czech, 57: 35-40.
Significant price volatility has been observed at the world agri-food markets in these latter years. It has been caused by the triggers of the so-called market shocks that negatively influenced the stability of supply and demand of agri-food commodities. The contribution analyzes the causes of the price volatility incidence, it calls attention to the potential jeopardy of the price volatility transmission on the territory of Slovakia and it finds appropriate measures for its elimination. The price volatility of the Slovak agri-food commodities was reviewed pursuant to the variation coefficient calculation in three consecutive five-year intervals.Keywords:
world prices, volatility, supply, demand, agri-food commodities