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China In-Country Analysis

Macroeconomic Cost of Food Surges Courtesy of a 46.7 percent rise in retail pork prices, China’s food inflation jumped by 10 percent in August on an annualized basis.  This is the biggest monthly increase in the cost of food since January 2012.  It also marks the seventh straight month that food prices have risen above their 2018 levels.  Heading into the annual Moon Harvest Holiday and then the all-important National Day week-long celebrations, ongoing price increases in cooking oil, vegetables, fruit, other meat and fish, as well as pork, will have a dampening impact on consumer sentiment, particularly if China’s quarterly GDP continues to slow. Livestock All-Time Record Live Hog Price Since surpassing the...

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Market Commentary

Note that the CBOT markets will be closed on Monday, 20 January 2020 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  The CBOT traded another volatile day with corn erasing yesterday’s steep losses and wheat, soybeans, and soyoil all finishing higher as well. Rumors of Chinese corn and sorgh...

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CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.8925/bushel, up $0.1375 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.705/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Soybeans closed at $9.2975/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Soymeal closed at $300.6/short ton, up $0 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note that the CBOT markets will be closed on Monday, 20 January 2020 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  The CBOT traded another volatile day with corn erasing yesterday’s steep losses and wheat, soybeans, and soyoil all finishing higher as well. Rumors of Chinese corn and sorgh...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.8925/bushel, up $0.1375 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.705/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Soybeans closed at $9.2975/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Soymeal closed at $300.6/short ton, up $0 from...

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Growing Chinese Dairy Market

Reflecting the rapid growth of China’s dairy import needs, albeit from a small base, the new economic agreement between Beijing and Washington includes market access requirements intended to grow the trade. As is common throughout the agreement, the U.S. commits to working on removing its...

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Infrastructure investment due diligence

On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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