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Price Scissors as a Dangerous Gap between the Price Projections of Supply and Demand

The forecast of commodity prices for the upcoming years yields two different prices: one for the producer (seller) and another for the consumer (buyer). Usually, an imperfect market gap between these two prices is not accidental. Strong differences between the views of buyers and sellers are analogous to a dialogue between the deaf and the blind. Thus, a third party, such as the government, is required in order to facilitate communication between the two parties.