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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 2–5 July 2024 Russian grain markets remained unmistakably bearish under pressure of high carryover and optimistic new crop forecasts. New crop is already arriving at inland elevators and even port terminals. Feed wheat lost $10/MT on a week which is a good indicator. Farmers are dumping feed wheat as they are afraid that new crop will bring prices down even further.  Although this season’s Russian grain crop is going to be modest compared to several record years, the crop will still generate a massive exportable surplus for Russia. At the end of the season, Russia has lost some major international tenders and there is no doubt the government will do everything possible to secure Russia’s posit...

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