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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Market Overview Last week the Chinese Federal Reserve (Sinograin) again bought several vessels of U.S. soybeans, reportedly 1.2-1.5 MMT. Most purchases were performed for February and March with some supplied from the U.S. Gulf (USG) and the rest from the Pacific Northwest (PNW). However, with USDA closed because of the U.S. government shutdown, purchase details were not available. Like the prior week, the traded levels were surprisingly high compared with Brazilian levels. PNW and USG origins traded at around 138H and 147-1488H CNF China, respectively. Brazilian offers stood at 130H CNF for January and February while even cheaper for March. Considering Brazil should be 5-10 cents more expensive than USG and 10-15 cents higher t...

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Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8175/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $315.1/short ton, up $2.9 from yest...

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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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