Senior News Analyst
Gary covers global news in the grains and oilseeds markets from London, covering topics from policy through to production and trade.
Prior to joining IEG Vu in 2017, Gary covered the maritime industry as News Editor for sister title Lloyd’s List, co-ordinating an international team of journalists.
Gary’s time as News Editor came after 6 years as a journalist, covering all aspects of the maritime industry, during which time his work on international sanctions and their effect on shipping in the Crimea was recognised with an industry award. He brings his knowledge of maritime trade and the wider maritime industry to the agricultural world, keeping an eye on the supply and demand balances in agricultural commodities and the shipping world.
Before joining Informa in 2015, Gary worked as a news reporter and correspondent for Seatrade Maritime News, and has experience controlling editorial input for conferences and events.
A keen weightlifter and video gamer, Gary is an occasional contributor of video game reviews and industry analysis pieces to online publications.
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Latest From Gary Howard
IHS Markit revised its estimate for Brazil’s soybean exports this season to 77 million tonnes, 4% higher than last year as China supported volumes.
Major indicators for Uruguay's milk supply chain fell for last year, with only the price paid to producers increasing on-year.
Rice prices in Brazil reached the highest level in the Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics (Cepea) historical series, which started in mid-2005.
EU lamb markets followed recent trends, but may be set for volatility when the UK leaves the union at the end of December, while SMP prices in the bloc rose on tight supply and consistent demand. Upgraded prospects for both arabica coffee and South American honey wighed on prices, while soybean prices fell on a weak soyoil market.
Butter prices remained under pressure during an absence of bullish news.
Soybean trade between the US and China increased at the end of 2019 as trade relations between the two countries thawed.