Using the Three Co's to Jointly Model Commodity Markets: Co-Production, Co-Consumption and Co-Trading

37 Pages Posted: 8 Jun 2021 Last revised: 1 Jul 2021

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Patric Papenfuß

University of Augsburg - Institute of Materials Resource Management

Amelie Schischke

University of Augsburg - Institute of Materials Resource Management

Andreas Rathgeber

University of Augsburg - Institute of Materials Resource Management

Date Written: June 29, 2021

Abstract

In this study, we develop a framework, based on the Global Vector Autoregression Model (GVAR), to unite two differing perspectives on commodity markets, the single-market centered approach, investigating the micro- and macroeconomic drivers of commodity prices, as well as the inter-market perspective, which observes joint movements of commodity prices, beyond macroeconomic variables, on exchanges.

The strong co-movement between industrial metal prices is represented exceptionally well by our framework, which connects the markets using co-consumption, co-production and co-trading data.

While the microeconomic supply and demand attributes have no significant impact on individual market level, indicating a contradiction to the single-market centered approach, the cross-commodity dimension reveals these attributes are determining, even on price variables.

Keywords: commodity prices, co-movement, microeconomic factors, GVAR model

JEL Classification: Q02, Q31, C51, D53, G19

Suggested Citation

Papenfuß, Patric and Schischke, Amelie and Rathgeber, Andreas, Using the Three Co's to Jointly Model Commodity Markets: Co-Production, Co-Consumption and Co-Trading (June 29, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3860004 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3860004

Patric Papenfuß (Contact Author)

University of Augsburg - Institute of Materials Resource Management ( email )

Augsburg, 86159
Germany

Amelie Schischke

University of Augsburg - Institute of Materials Resource Management ( email )

Augsburg, 86159
Germany

Andreas Rathgeber

University of Augsburg - Institute of Materials Resource Management ( email )

Augsburg, 86159
Germany

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