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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

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Market Commentary

Overnight markets finished with slight losses in corn and wheat but minor gains in soybeans on very light trading volume. Today’s session saw wheat make some 4-5 cent gains early with corn and soybeans lower. There was a report that President Trump and President Jinping will try to meet j...

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The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-12 October Most prices on the Russian grain market continued to rise, but some remained stable. Milling wheat export prices were steady at an average $232/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports were unchanged in RUB expression but grew in USD expression to $1...

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U.S. Corn Supply/Demand Update

The surprise from USDA’s October WASDE (released last Thursday) was the reduction in the estimated U.S. national average corn yield from September’s 181.3 bushels/acre (BPA) to 180.7 BPA. It was not so much the amount of the change that was unexpected but rather the direction. Big c...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Due to the risk of avian flu and increased incidences in both poultry and people, the government of Egypt has decided to enforce the 2009 law that bans the transportation or sale of live birds; only licensed slaughterhouses are allowed to tran...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Prices in the Black Sea region were again about unchanged last week. Russian exports continue to impress at close to 15 MMT already shipped since the start of the campaign. Meanwhile, the EU has exported 4.8 MMT since the start of the campaign versus 6.2 MMT at the same time a yea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

USDA’s October WASDE

After two months of bearish reports, there was a general feeling that USDA’s October WASDE, released today at noon (EDT), would add to that trend with even higher yields and production for U.S. corn and soybeans than the already huge September estimates. Moreover, USDA had to factor in th...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 1-5 October Prices followed the previous week’s trend of moving in different directions. While average prices also again mainly grew, they decreased slightly in USD expression due to weakening of the ruble. Exports slowed slightly because of Rosselkhoznadzor’s...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Morocco has confirmed that it will lift the 135 percent duty on soft wheat imports as of 1 November 2018. The government had also been providing subsidies to those millers using local wheat. Morocco’s total wheat crop has reportedly reac...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market remained about unchanged last week. The weather in Russia improved for the spring wheat harvesting in Siberia but remained dry in the south at a critical time for the winter wheat’s early development. The Egyptian GASC bought 180 KMT of Russian wheat las...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 24-28 September 2018 Prices moved in different directions during the week in review, but the average prices increased, especially in USD expression due to strengthening of the ruble. While milling wheat export prices grew $8/MT to $230/MT FOB Black Sea, purchase prices at...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight markets finished with slight losses in corn and wheat but minor gains in soybeans on very light trading volume. Today’s session saw wheat make some 4-5 cent gains early with corn and soybeans lower. There was a report that President Trump and President Jinping will try to meet j...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-12 October Most prices on the Russian grain market continued to rise, but some remained stable. Milling wheat export prices were steady at an average $232/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports were unchanged in RUB expression but grew in USD expression to $1...

feed-grains

U.S. Corn Supply/Demand Update

The surprise from USDA’s October WASDE (released last Thursday) was the reduction in the estimated U.S. national average corn yield from September’s 181.3 bushels/acre (BPA) to 180.7 BPA. It was not so much the amount of the change that was unexpected but rather the direction. Big c...

wheat feed-grains livestock

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Due to the risk of avian flu and increased incidences in both poultry and people, the government of Egypt has decided to enforce the 2009 law that bans the transportation or sale of live birds; only licensed slaughterhouses are allowed to tran...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Prices in the Black Sea region were again about unchanged last week. Russian exports continue to impress at close to 15 MMT already shipped since the start of the campaign. Meanwhile, the EU has exported 4.8 MMT since the start of the campaign versus 6.2 MMT at the same time a yea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

USDA’s October WASDE

After two months of bearish reports, there was a general feeling that USDA’s October WASDE, released today at noon (EDT), would add to that trend with even higher yields and production for U.S. corn and soybeans than the already huge September estimates. Moreover, USDA had to factor in th...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 1-5 October Prices followed the previous week’s trend of moving in different directions. While average prices also again mainly grew, they decreased slightly in USD expression due to weakening of the ruble. Exports slowed slightly because of Rosselkhoznadzor’s...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Morocco has confirmed that it will lift the 135 percent duty on soft wheat imports as of 1 November 2018. The government had also been providing subsidies to those millers using local wheat. Morocco’s total wheat crop has reportedly reac...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market remained about unchanged last week. The weather in Russia improved for the spring wheat harvesting in Siberia but remained dry in the south at a critical time for the winter wheat’s early development. The Egyptian GASC bought 180 KMT of Russian wheat las...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 24-28 September 2018 Prices moved in different directions during the week in review, but the average prices increased, especially in USD expression due to strengthening of the ruble. While milling wheat export prices grew $8/MT to $230/MT FOB Black Sea, purchase prices at...

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