Yup Demand Is Soaring. But So Will Supply

The news certainly sounds alarming. Copper prices at a four-year high. Ethylene prices nearly doubling since the spring. Steel prices up 25% over the past 18 months. Now that Europe and Japan are recovering and the developing nations are growing smartly, demand is sure to keep rising. Can a surge in finished-goods prices be far behind? Is the long-feared roar of inflation about to be heard?

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