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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA COMMENTS The government of Pakistan has announced that 400,000 MT of wheat will be imported, duty free, to cover the existing wheat shortage and to get wheat flour prices back to a more normal level. The importation will be allowed up unti...

Hey Phil Hogan, How’s the New Job Going?

New EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan was in Washington this week for a sort of baptism by fire. On top of foreign policy tensions like Iran and security issues like NATO funding, there are economic issues like trade.  The U.S. has imposed tariffs on imports from the EU under the WTO Airbus...

Martin Luther King Day

Please note that Monday, 20 January is a U.S. federal holiday in honor of the remarkable achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. As a result, both the markets and World Perspectives, Inc. are closed that day. The next Ag Perspectives report will be issued the following day, 21 January. ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note that the CBOT markets will be closed on Monday, 20 January 2020 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  The CBOT traded another volatile day with corn erasing yesterday’s steep losses and wheat, soybeans, and soyoil all finishing higher as well. Rumors of Chinese corn and sorgh...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

Transatlantic Miscalculations

Analysts say that Mr. Trump settled on a partial economic deal with China in order to smooth his path to reelection. In that agreement’s aftermath, the markets are now priced for continued economic growth. This raises doubts that 2020 is the year when he presents a major trade challenge t...

livestock

Growing Chinese Dairy Market

Reflecting the rapid growth of China’s dairy import needs, albeit from a small base, the new economic agreement between Beijing and Washington includes market access requirements intended to grow the trade. As is common throughout the agreement, the U.S. commits to working on removing its...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 17 January)

Update for 17 January 2020: All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Freight Comments for 16 January 2020: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commodity Consulting Panamax Dry-Bulk markets got a little bonce this week as paper traders believe they saw a buying opportun...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 17 January)

Data Updated Through: 17 January 2020   Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 16 January 2020 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Panamax Dry-Bulk markets got a little bonce this week as paper traders believe they saw a buying opportunity. Capesize markets, however, are still struggling,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It was mostly a down day for the futures market and the most persistent rationale given is disappointment in the substance in the U.S. – China trade agreement.  As can happen between Washington, New York and Chicago, there is somewhat of a disconnect between the policy wonks and the...

livestock

Livestock Round Up

China Phase One Trade Deal and Proteins President Trump and Vice Premier He signed the Phase One China trade deal yesterday. As had been widely expected, China’s commitment is an aggregate marginal increase of $32 billion in total ag purchases over the next two years. This increase would...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: NOPA Soy Crush; Soy Export Sales; Uncertainty About Sales to China

Near Record NOPA Soybean Crush in December The National Oilseed Processors Association yesterday released its monthly soybean crush report for December. The report indicated NOPA’s members reported crushing 174.812 million bushels (4.758 MMT) of soybeans in December. That was up from the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA COMMENTS The government of Pakistan has announced that 400,000 MT of wheat will be imported, duty free, to cover the existing wheat shortage and to get wheat flour prices back to a more normal level. The importation will be allowed up unti...

Hey Phil Hogan, How’s the New Job Going?

New EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan was in Washington this week for a sort of baptism by fire. On top of foreign policy tensions like Iran and security issues like NATO funding, there are economic issues like trade.  The U.S. has imposed tariffs on imports from the EU under the WTO Airbus...

Martin Luther King Day

Please note that Monday, 20 January is a U.S. federal holiday in honor of the remarkable achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr. As a result, both the markets and World Perspectives, Inc. are closed that day. The next Ag Perspectives report will be issued the following day, 21 January. ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note that the CBOT markets will be closed on Monday, 20 January 2020 for the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.  The CBOT traded another volatile day with corn erasing yesterday’s steep losses and wheat, soybeans, and soyoil all finishing higher as well. Rumors of Chinese corn and sorgh...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

Transatlantic Miscalculations

Analysts say that Mr. Trump settled on a partial economic deal with China in order to smooth his path to reelection. In that agreement’s aftermath, the markets are now priced for continued economic growth. This raises doubts that 2020 is the year when he presents a major trade challenge t...

livestock

Growing Chinese Dairy Market

Reflecting the rapid growth of China’s dairy import needs, albeit from a small base, the new economic agreement between Beijing and Washington includes market access requirements intended to grow the trade. As is common throughout the agreement, the U.S. commits to working on removing its...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 17 January)

Update for 17 January 2020: All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Freight Comments for 16 January 2020: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commodity Consulting Panamax Dry-Bulk markets got a little bonce this week as paper traders believe they saw a buying opportun...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 17 January)

Data Updated Through: 17 January 2020   Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 16 January 2020 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Panamax Dry-Bulk markets got a little bonce this week as paper traders believe they saw a buying opportunity. Capesize markets, however, are still struggling,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It was mostly a down day for the futures market and the most persistent rationale given is disappointment in the substance in the U.S. – China trade agreement.  As can happen between Washington, New York and Chicago, there is somewhat of a disconnect between the policy wonks and the...

livestock

Livestock Round Up

China Phase One Trade Deal and Proteins President Trump and Vice Premier He signed the Phase One China trade deal yesterday. As had been widely expected, China’s commitment is an aggregate marginal increase of $32 billion in total ag purchases over the next two years. This increase would...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: NOPA Soy Crush; Soy Export Sales; Uncertainty About Sales to China

Near Record NOPA Soybean Crush in December The National Oilseed Processors Association yesterday released its monthly soybean crush report for December. The report indicated NOPA’s members reported crushing 174.812 million bushels (4.758 MMT) of soybeans in December. That was up from the...

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