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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 5-9 August 2019 Domestic prices moved in different directions: rising in regions where they had decreased too much the week before and dropping in those that started quoting for 2019 production. Meanwhile, there was little change in other regions. The fact that harvesting is progressing with problems because of adverse weather conditions in some regions adds to the changing trends in price development. On the export market, the average price for wheat (12.5 percent protein) was unchanged at $196/MT FOB Black Sea, while purchase prices were within RUB 11,400-11,500/MT CPT-port Black Sea. The average price for feed barley increased to $178/MT FOB Black Sea, but the average purchase price fell to RUB 9,700/MT CPT-port...

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