ETF Securities-Investment Insights November 2017 Disruptive themes behind future commodity demand-continued

November 29, 2017--Summary
As energy efficiency drives renewable energy and battery technology demand, silver and nickel usage may see boost.
Automation and technology integration may benefit copper.
Climate change may continue to impact global agriculture. If you trace the evolution of commodities over time, the economically dominant commodity sector tends to follow structural shifts in technology and growth.
Until the 18th century, agriculture made up the bulk of the commodity market moving in sync with trade and population. The industrial revolution of the 19th century brought the rise of mass production of steel and coal into the limelight. This momentum then cascaded into the 20th century where oil and petroleum reigned supreme. We now stand at a tipping point for a new generation of commodities driven by intertwining technologies among the themes of energy efficiency, automation, and climate change likely to be central for demand.

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