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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market was weaker last week in the absence of fresh demand. Consumers in the major destinations are more or less covered until the end of the current campaign. The new crop (August) Russian wheat offer is $30/MT below that of old crop (May). This big inverse gives consumers a strong incentive to hold minimum possible stocks at the junction between the two campaigns. Meanwhile, weather in southern Russia and Ukraine remains generally favorable for winter wheat development. The next rains there are expected to start next weekend. The market in Romania and Bulgaria is under pressure as farmers and local traders are liquidating the balance of their long positions. However, buying interests are difficult to find. T...

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