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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 27 March)

Update for 27 March 2020: New Data Added!!  French rapeseed French sunflower seed French and Bulgarian feed barley Bulgarian feed wheat All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Freight Comments for 26 March 2020: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commodity Consu...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 27 March)

Data Updated Through: 27 March 2020   Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 26 March 2020 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting The question being asked now is, have we hit bottom yet? Dry-bulk markets are starting to look worse than most retirement accounts. One has to question how aggr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

No Shortage of Food

There is a shortage of respirators and masks, but not food. The actual exporting of food has slowed in some cases due to restrictions on labor, but Bloomberg’s Isis Almeida and Agnieszka de Sousa assembled the following list of food export bans: • Kazakhstan has banned exports of whe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 16-20 March 2020 Grain prices on the domestic Russian market kept increasing in ruble expression but dropped in dollar expression as the ruble weakened significantly. Meanwhile on the export market, milling wheat average price grew to $210/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase price...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert massive influence on global markets and traders’ appetite for risk has all but completely disappeared. One of the biggest impacts of the global pandemic on ag commodities has been through collapsing crude oil prices and fr...

Coroneconomy; Ukraineland; Cooties

Coroneconomy Forecasting the economic impacts of the coronavirus is a first step toward developing policies to mitigate its negatives. At this juncture, forecasts for the disease’s impact on China’s economy has gone 6 percent in the first quarter to 4.3 percent, then to -5 percent,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Market: 9-13 March 2020 Grain prices on the domestic Russian market increased in ruble expression but dropped in dollar expression as the ruble weakened significantly. Meanwhile, the export market milling wheat average price decreased to $207/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices grew...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional Updates Imploding financial markets, sharply weaker crude oil, and ever-growing concerns about the economic impacts of coronavirus continue to be the primary drivers of market action this week. Demand and consumption concerns are growing for most commodities, keeping prices on the defe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 2-6 March 2020 Grain prices on the domestic Russian market changed little. We’ll see significant changes caused by ruble rate decrease during the week starting 9 March. Meanwhile, on the export market prices kept decreasing: milling wheat average price decreased to...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

USDA leaves U.S. corn supply and use outlook unchanged for 2019/20 in the March WASDE. The season-average corn price received by producers is lowered 5 cents to $3.80 per bushel. Global coarse grain production for 2019/20 is virtually unchanged from last month at 1,402.8 million tons.  In...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA leaves U.S. wheat supply and demand 2019/20 in the March WASDE.   The global outlook for wheat is for higher production, increased consumption and exports, and lower ending stocks.  Higher production forecasts in India and Argentina more than offsetting reductions in Turkey...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The CBOT shrugged off rumors of Chinese purchases of U.S. sorghum and DDGS for summer shipment as risk-off and position liquidation trade developed quickly this morning. The coronavirus’ impact on the stock market has been astounding, and early weakness in equities created risk-off trade...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 27 March)

Update for 27 March 2020: New Data Added!!  French rapeseed French sunflower seed French and Bulgarian feed barley Bulgarian feed wheat All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Freight Comments for 26 March 2020: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commodity Consu...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 27 March)

Data Updated Through: 27 March 2020   Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 26 March 2020 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting The question being asked now is, have we hit bottom yet? Dry-bulk markets are starting to look worse than most retirement accounts. One has to question how aggr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

No Shortage of Food

There is a shortage of respirators and masks, but not food. The actual exporting of food has slowed in some cases due to restrictions on labor, but Bloomberg’s Isis Almeida and Agnieszka de Sousa assembled the following list of food export bans: • Kazakhstan has banned exports of whe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 16-20 March 2020 Grain prices on the domestic Russian market kept increasing in ruble expression but dropped in dollar expression as the ruble weakened significantly. Meanwhile on the export market, milling wheat average price grew to $210/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase price...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News The coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic continues to exert massive influence on global markets and traders’ appetite for risk has all but completely disappeared. One of the biggest impacts of the global pandemic on ag commodities has been through collapsing crude oil prices and fr...

Coroneconomy; Ukraineland; Cooties

Coroneconomy Forecasting the economic impacts of the coronavirus is a first step toward developing policies to mitigate its negatives. At this juncture, forecasts for the disease’s impact on China’s economy has gone 6 percent in the first quarter to 4.3 percent, then to -5 percent,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Market: 9-13 March 2020 Grain prices on the domestic Russian market increased in ruble expression but dropped in dollar expression as the ruble weakened significantly. Meanwhile, the export market milling wheat average price decreased to $207/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices grew...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional Updates Imploding financial markets, sharply weaker crude oil, and ever-growing concerns about the economic impacts of coronavirus continue to be the primary drivers of market action this week. Demand and consumption concerns are growing for most commodities, keeping prices on the defe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 2-6 March 2020 Grain prices on the domestic Russian market changed little. We’ll see significant changes caused by ruble rate decrease during the week starting 9 March. Meanwhile, on the export market prices kept decreasing: milling wheat average price decreased to...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

USDA leaves U.S. corn supply and use outlook unchanged for 2019/20 in the March WASDE. The season-average corn price received by producers is lowered 5 cents to $3.80 per bushel. Global coarse grain production for 2019/20 is virtually unchanged from last month at 1,402.8 million tons.  In...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA leaves U.S. wheat supply and demand 2019/20 in the March WASDE.   The global outlook for wheat is for higher production, increased consumption and exports, and lower ending stocks.  Higher production forecasts in India and Argentina more than offsetting reductions in Turkey...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The CBOT shrugged off rumors of Chinese purchases of U.S. sorghum and DDGS for summer shipment as risk-off and position liquidation trade developed quickly this morning. The coronavirus’ impact on the stock market has been astounding, and early weakness in equities created risk-off trade...

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