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Market Commentary: A Day of New Numbers

It might have been a day of big surprises given the number of new crop estimates being issued around the world. Governments in China, Brazil, Canada, and the U.S. all issued new forecasts, but the overall changes were relatively small. The result was a mixed day in U.S. futures markets. Volume was up, and new contract lows were established for March corn and soymeal, and Euronext wheat. China’s new report is hardly worth mentioning. StatsCan made some adjustments to stocks. The CONAB changes in production estimates are notable (see below), but USDA’s WASDE numbers for domestic supplies were market movers.  Increased wheat carryover in the U.S. and EU was more than offset by reductions elsewhere causing overall world whe...

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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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