Commodities trading plays a crucial role in global trade. Yet this is an industry that is still widely misunderstood. In 2016, Trafigura published "Commodities Demystified" to contribute to improving understanding in our sector.

This practical guide explains the functions and modus operandi of commodities trading firms and shows how they help organise the supply chains that underpin today’s globalised world. Drawing on the expertise and experience of Trafigura, it describes the functions and practices of modern commodities trading firms: their basic economic purpose; the different ways in which they provide service to their customers and add value; and their approach to managing individual supply chain components and overseeing the many and varied risks involved.

"Commodities Demystified" was formally launched in September at IE Singapore (formerly the Singapore Trade Development Board) together with a standalone website. Roll-out will continue over the course of the next financial year.

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