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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Saudi Arabia’s purchases of farmlands in Australia is causing considerable national concern. According to Australian information, about 13 percent of all farmland is foreign owned. One problem that has come to light is that there seems to be no Australian buyers for large available farmlands, but critics do say that international buyers are willing to pay much higher prices than possible Australian buyers. There was a sale to a Saudi buyer earlier in 2019 for a 200,000 hectares parcel of farmland, mainly grain land, at a reported price of about A$ 60 million. There were no Australian buyers/investors interested in the total parcel. Supporters of foreign sales say that the critics n...

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China’s Soybean Output Estimated at 18.1 MMT China’s Ministry of Agriculture and rural Affairs this week raised its forecast for that country’s soybean production to 18.1 MMT. USDA also used that forecast in Tuesday’s WASDE report. The USDA forecast in November was 17.1...

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Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.7775/bushel, up $0.065 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.3025/bushel, up $0.11 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $8.9825/bushel, up $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soymeal closed at $294.2/short ton, down $0.8 fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were lower overnight, and the expectation was for more of the same when the sun rose but politics and fundamentals combined to give Chicago a shot in the arm. The fundamental change included the largest corn export sales in a long time, and a peace offering to China by the White House p...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Chinese Soybeans; U.S. Soy Export Sales; Little Time for U.S. Soy Sales

China’s Soybean Output Estimated at 18.1 MMT China’s Ministry of Agriculture and rural Affairs this week raised its forecast for that country’s soybean production to 18.1 MMT. USDA also used that forecast in Tuesday’s WASDE report. The USDA forecast in November was 17.1...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.7775/bushel, up $0.065 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.3025/bushel, up $0.11 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $8.9825/bushel, up $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soymeal closed at $294.2/short ton, down $0.8 fro...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 12 December)

Update for 12 December 2019: All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.  Note: Due to client request, WPI has added data for corn prices FOB France, Russia, and a general Black Sea price.   Freight Comments for 12 December 2019: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commod...

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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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