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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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The CBOT found plenty of support today from the weekend attack in Saudi Arabia that sent crude oil futures sharply higher. Between the support building late last week anyway, the weekend news was sufficient to keep sellers at bay in nearly every commodity except soymeal. Soyoil, biodiesel and e...

POTUS State Owned Enterprises; U.S.- Brazil Lite

POTUS State Owned Enterprises A key complaint by the U.S. is that China competes unfairly as a non-market economy, the latest being an order from Beijing to domestic air carriers that they need to buy aircraft manufactured by local companies. However, things aren’t much better when the Pr...

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WPI Crop Progress and Conditions App (Updated 16 September)

Update for 16 September 2019:  Data is updated through USDA's latest report.  The app contains a large volume of data, so please be patient while it loads.  Also, if you have any feedback about the app, we're always appreciative of thoughtful suggestions! ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The CBOT found plenty of support today from the weekend attack in Saudi Arabia that sent crude oil futures sharply higher. Between the support building late last week anyway, the weekend news was sufficient to keep sellers at bay in nearly every commodity except soymeal. Soyoil, biodiesel and e...

POTUS State Owned Enterprises; U.S.- Brazil Lite

POTUS State Owned Enterprises A key complaint by the U.S. is that China competes unfairly as a non-market economy, the latest being an order from Beijing to domestic air carriers that they need to buy aircraft manufactured by local companies. However, things aren’t much better when the Pr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

WPI Crop Progress and Conditions App (Updated 16 September)

Update for 16 September 2019:  Data is updated through USDA's latest report.  The app contains a large volume of data, so please be patient while it loads.  Also, if you have any feedback about the app, we're always appreciative of thoughtful suggestions! ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 19 Corn closed at $3.74/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Wheat closed at $4.8875/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Nov 19 Soybeans closed at $9/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $298.9/short ton, down $2.6 from ye...

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Weighing in on strategic realignment

WPI’s team was retained by the governing board of a U.S. industry organization to review a decision, reached by vote, to invest significant assets into the development and management of an export trading company. WPI’s team conducted a formal review of this decision and concluded that the current level of market saturation would limit the benefits of the investment. Based on WPI’s analysis and recommended actions, the board subsequently reversed its decision and undertook a strategic planning effort to identify more impactful investments. On behalf of numerous clients, WPI has not only assisted in identifying strategic paths but also advised their implementation.

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