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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...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 12 December)

Data Updated Through: 12 December 2019 Note: Due to client request, WPI has started including rates for 60,000 MT vessels from Russia and Ukraine to Egypt.  Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 12 December 2019 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Last week the Dry-Bulk market may have fou...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 2-6 December 2019 Domestic Russian milling rye prices grew sharply. Milling and feed wheat prices also increased, but at a moderate rate. As for export prices, the average milling wheat price grew to $212MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices grew to RUB 12,500-12,700/MT. Feed...

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WASDE Corn

Summary of USDA’s December 2019 Corn Estimates: No change to U.S. balance sheet. 2019/20 global exports are reduced 0.9 million tons as reductions for Argentina, Australia, and Canada are partly offset by increases for Russia and the U.S.  The U.S. has become more price competitive i...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News The weather for Southeast Europe and the Black Sea remains broadly favorable for crop development. In Romania, there is an absence of significant frost/freeze worries while moisture remains near normal. In Bulgaria, above average temperatures and improving soil moisture conditions...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Possible Bullish Scenarios

It has been easy to be bearish on grain and soybean prices so far during the 2019/2020 crop cycle. In fact, it has been easy to be bearish during the last several crop cycles. The U.S. has seen several years of big corn crops, but so have South America and the Black Sea region. Competition for...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 24-29 November 2019 Russian grain prices fluctuated but didn’t change significantly. Wheat prices in Siberia decreased moderately as demand from Kazakhstan weakened. As for export prices, the average milling wheat price grew to $210/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News Russia’s Agricultural Ministry last week outlined a strategy to increase the country’s agricultural exports to $45 billion by 2035. The plan includes a grain crop of 150.3 MMT by the target date as the country looks to invest 4.4 trillion rubles (about $70 billion) fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Post-Thanksgiving Day trade at the CBOT/CME featured the expected light volume but some unexpected fund buying in grains. The first notice day for December futures brought no deliveries against corn or wheat futures. There were, however, 319 soymeal deliveries and 226 soyoil tenders. The lack o...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 18-22 November 2019 Domestic Russian grain prices grew slightly, and corn prices also started growing after a long period of decrease. The average milling wheat export price remained at $208/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices remained within RUB 12,400-12,500/MT. Feed barl...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News The EU Commission’s latest crop update highlights the divergent but consistently challenging conditions faced by European farmers this year. The report cites too much rain over France, Germany, and other western European countries has hindered winter wheat plantings. At the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 11-15 November 2019 Domestic Russian grain prices (excluding corn) grew slightly. Corn prices fluctuated insignificantly. Milling wheat export prices grew to $208/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices remained within RUB 12,400-12,500/MT. Feed barley average export price grew...

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...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 12 December)

Data Updated Through: 12 December 2019 Note: Due to client request, WPI has started including rates for 60,000 MT vessels from Russia and Ukraine to Egypt.  Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 12 December 2019 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Last week the Dry-Bulk market may have fou...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 2-6 December 2019 Domestic Russian milling rye prices grew sharply. Milling and feed wheat prices also increased, but at a moderate rate. As for export prices, the average milling wheat price grew to $212MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices grew to RUB 12,500-12,700/MT. Feed...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

Summary of USDA’s December 2019 Corn Estimates: No change to U.S. balance sheet. 2019/20 global exports are reduced 0.9 million tons as reductions for Argentina, Australia, and Canada are partly offset by increases for Russia and the U.S.  The U.S. has become more price competitive i...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News The weather for Southeast Europe and the Black Sea remains broadly favorable for crop development. In Romania, there is an absence of significant frost/freeze worries while moisture remains near normal. In Bulgaria, above average temperatures and improving soil moisture conditions...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Possible Bullish Scenarios

It has been easy to be bearish on grain and soybean prices so far during the 2019/2020 crop cycle. In fact, it has been easy to be bearish during the last several crop cycles. The U.S. has seen several years of big corn crops, but so have South America and the Black Sea region. Competition for...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 24-29 November 2019 Russian grain prices fluctuated but didn’t change significantly. Wheat prices in Siberia decreased moderately as demand from Kazakhstan weakened. As for export prices, the average milling wheat price grew to $210/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News Russia’s Agricultural Ministry last week outlined a strategy to increase the country’s agricultural exports to $45 billion by 2035. The plan includes a grain crop of 150.3 MMT by the target date as the country looks to invest 4.4 trillion rubles (about $70 billion) fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Post-Thanksgiving Day trade at the CBOT/CME featured the expected light volume but some unexpected fund buying in grains. The first notice day for December futures brought no deliveries against corn or wheat futures. There were, however, 319 soymeal deliveries and 226 soyoil tenders. The lack o...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 18-22 November 2019 Domestic Russian grain prices grew slightly, and corn prices also started growing after a long period of decrease. The average milling wheat export price remained at $208/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices remained within RUB 12,400-12,500/MT. Feed barl...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News The EU Commission’s latest crop update highlights the divergent but consistently challenging conditions faced by European farmers this year. The report cites too much rain over France, Germany, and other western European countries has hindered winter wheat plantings. At the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 11-15 November 2019 Domestic Russian grain prices (excluding corn) grew slightly. Corn prices fluctuated insignificantly. Milling wheat export prices grew to $208/MT FOB Black Sea. Purchase prices remained within RUB 12,400-12,500/MT. Feed barley average export price grew...

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