Seasonal Patterns are simply cycles in a Commodity's life that repeat on a consistent basis year after year. This creates opportunities in outright Futures or Spread positions that fall in an optimized window in time. All Commodities are grown, mined, drilled, consumed, produced, etc. These products are based on growing seasons, weather, driving, heating seasons and many other factors affecting supply and demand. Since there are periods when these Commodities are needed by consumers or producers for their business, there are repeating cycles for each of them.
Some examples of Commodity cycles in the table below: