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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Pakistan’s Gwadar Port, west of Karachi, has received its first vessel of wheat and fertilizer that is being transshipped by truck to Afghanistan. Gwadar is a deep draft port that can handle large vessels and offers a shorter route to Afghanistan than Karachi port or Port Qassim. Reports in Pakistan say that wheat imports of about 200,000 MT per month will be needed until April 2021 to insure adequate supply. The country is said to be short of at least 1 MMT of wheat. The argument in Pakistan seems to be whether import will be done by the government or the private sector and if the current import duty on wheat will be lifted temporarily. Some comments are saying that whe...

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Dec 20 Corn closed at $3.365/bushel, down $0.0825 from yesterday's close.  Sep 20 Wheat closed at $5.2475/bushel, down $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Nov 20 Soybeans closed at $8.7525/bushel, down $0.155 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $291.7/short ton, down $...

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