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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 13 September)

Update for 13 September 2019: All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Tweet Update for 1 August 2019: New routes added: Agrentina to Japan, Brazil to Japan 4 May Update: Pushed a user interface change and improved app responsiveness. Data updated to reflect pric...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 13 September)

Data Updated Through 13 September 2019   Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 12 September 2019 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting   It was another quiet week in Dry-Bulk markets, which means that rates softened a little. Quiet markets are not bullish. For the week, markets mostly ga...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA soyoil estimates: The soybean oil price forecast is unchanged at 29.5 cents per pound...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA soymeal estimates: The soybean meal price is projected at $305 per short ton, up $5.00. ...

livestock

ASF Worse Case Scenario

The FAO is scheduled to issue an African Swine Fever (ASF) update on Thursday, 12 September and it is now likely to include the Philippines in the growing list of countries impacted by the disease. While most of the attention on this Thursday’s WASDE report from USDA will focus on its pro...

livestock

Pork Export Rebound Just in Time

The pent-up global pork demand is finally starting to take effect, and it would appear just in time for U.S. producers.  July pork exports from the U.S. were 233,242 MT. That is an all-time monthly record (ahead of the previous record set in April 2018) and 132 percent of July 2018. ...

Trump’s Successes; Glyphosate Opposites

Trump’s Successes President Trump gets blamed for much, including for burning down the Amazon by one red-faced environmentalist. His approach can be likened to be the bull in the china closet, but he is having some limited successes: • There is no agreement yet with China but if ther...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: China and India Soybeans, Soy Export Prices, Brazil Soybeans, U.S Soy Crop

U.S. Ag Office Lowers Forecast for China’s Soybean Imports The USDA/FAS office in Beijing this week forecasted China’s soybean imports in 2018/19 at 82 MMT and 80 MMT in 2019/20. That compares to current USDA forecasts for imports of 83 MMT in 2018/19 and 85 MMT in 2019/20. That wou...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Structural Changes

Our introduction to international grain trade came in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. At that time most U.S. grain exports were under U.S. aid programs such as PL 480 that allowed the recipient governments, which had little access to dollars or other “hard” currencies, to pa...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 26-30 August 2019 Domestic 3rd grade milling wheat prices in the European Part of Russia grew in ruble expression and decreased in dollar expression due to weakening of the ruble. 4th grade milling wheat prices decreased and feed wheat prices remained stable. Milling rye...

wheat feed-grains

Drought Shifting Consumption

Southeast Asia has experienced droughty conditions the past several months and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia/Pacific region says it is part of a longer-term meteorological trend. The change is most adversely impacting rice production and will likely benefit whea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 19-23 August 2019 Domestic wheat prices in the European Part of Russia mainly increased, at different rates in different regions, while wheat prices in Siberia mainly decreased. Corn prices started decreasing in Southern regions as harvesting began. Export prices for whea...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 13 September)

Update for 13 September 2019: All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Tweet Update for 1 August 2019: New routes added: Agrentina to Japan, Brazil to Japan 4 May Update: Pushed a user interface change and improved app responsiveness. Data updated to reflect pric...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 13 September)

Data Updated Through 13 September 2019   Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 12 September 2019 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting   It was another quiet week in Dry-Bulk markets, which means that rates softened a little. Quiet markets are not bullish. For the week, markets mostly ga...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA soyoil estimates: The soybean oil price forecast is unchanged at 29.5 cents per pound...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA soymeal estimates: The soybean meal price is projected at $305 per short ton, up $5.00. ...

livestock

ASF Worse Case Scenario

The FAO is scheduled to issue an African Swine Fever (ASF) update on Thursday, 12 September and it is now likely to include the Philippines in the growing list of countries impacted by the disease. While most of the attention on this Thursday’s WASDE report from USDA will focus on its pro...

livestock

Pork Export Rebound Just in Time

The pent-up global pork demand is finally starting to take effect, and it would appear just in time for U.S. producers.  July pork exports from the U.S. were 233,242 MT. That is an all-time monthly record (ahead of the previous record set in April 2018) and 132 percent of July 2018. ...

Trump’s Successes; Glyphosate Opposites

Trump’s Successes President Trump gets blamed for much, including for burning down the Amazon by one red-faced environmentalist. His approach can be likened to be the bull in the china closet, but he is having some limited successes: • There is no agreement yet with China but if ther...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: China and India Soybeans, Soy Export Prices, Brazil Soybeans, U.S Soy Crop

U.S. Ag Office Lowers Forecast for China’s Soybean Imports The USDA/FAS office in Beijing this week forecasted China’s soybean imports in 2018/19 at 82 MMT and 80 MMT in 2019/20. That compares to current USDA forecasts for imports of 83 MMT in 2018/19 and 85 MMT in 2019/20. That wou...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Structural Changes

Our introduction to international grain trade came in the late 1950’s and 1960’s. At that time most U.S. grain exports were under U.S. aid programs such as PL 480 that allowed the recipient governments, which had little access to dollars or other “hard” currencies, to pa...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 26-30 August 2019 Domestic 3rd grade milling wheat prices in the European Part of Russia grew in ruble expression and decreased in dollar expression due to weakening of the ruble. 4th grade milling wheat prices decreased and feed wheat prices remained stable. Milling rye...

wheat feed-grains

Drought Shifting Consumption

Southeast Asia has experienced droughty conditions the past several months and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia/Pacific region says it is part of a longer-term meteorological trend. The change is most adversely impacting rice production and will likely benefit whea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 19-23 August 2019 Domestic wheat prices in the European Part of Russia mainly increased, at different rates in different regions, while wheat prices in Siberia mainly decreased. Corn prices started decreasing in Southern regions as harvesting began. Export prices for whea...

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