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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 21 June)

Ocean Freight Comments - 21 June 2024 By Matt Herrington Global freight markets continue to react to the recent sinking of the M/V Tudor – a Greek-owned vessel – after Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked the ship with a kamikaze boat in the Red Sea. The Tudor was the second vessel at...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 21 June)

Ocean Freight Comments - 21 June 2024 By Matt Herrington Global freight markets continue to react to the recent sinking of the M/V Tudor – a Greek-owned vessel – after Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked the ship with a kamikaze boat in the Red Sea. The Tudor was the second vessel at...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 10–14 June 2024 Last week, Russian grain markets were quite volatile. In the south, the main export-oriented areas saw grain prices drop following the global bearish trend and Russia’s most recent failure on the GASC tender in Egypt. Moreover, Russia’s s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 3–7 June 2024 Russian grain markets remained stable and slightly bullish against solid demand for Russian wheat globally and recently appreciated markets due to fears of lower production caused by adverse spring weather. All Russian ministries, including the Ministr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Thursday’s Dead Cat Bounce

Thursday’s few flashes of green turned out to be an anomaly instead of a turning point. On Friday the trade returned to selling off grains and oilseeds. It became the eighth consecutive session lower for SRW and HRS, and the eighth session lower in the past nine for corn and soybeans. Goo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 27–31 May 2024 Russia remains the focus of many world grain analysts as weather factors in Russia and Ukraine make global markets nervous and bullish. Futures markets reacted almost instantaneously while Russian markets only now realize the situation and all grains...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn, Soybeans Move to Trading Range Lows; Wheat Falls on Black Sea Rain

Ag commodity futures were almost uniformly lower on Wednesday with pressure stemming from multiple sources, including better-than-expected U.S. planting progress, a surge in the U.S. dollar, and rains forecast for the Black Sea region this week. Corn and soybeans primarily saw their weakness de...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 20–24 May 2024 Crop Outlook Russian weather, particularly spring frosts, became an important factor in estimating the potential of this season’s crop. Despite the warnings from government agencies not to publish forecasts, several Russian analysts still announ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Bulls Remain Relentless; U.S. Farmers Make Strong Planting Progress

Overnight volume was strong at the CBOT with traders eager to get back to work following a weekend of reductions in the Black Sea crop forecast(s). Several private firms lowered their Russian wheat crop estimates late Friday or over the weekend, which sent EU futures higher on Monday and create...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Weather Continues to Drive CBOT Strength; Meat Stocks Tighten Further

Ag commodity futures were firmer to end the week with traders looking ahead to challenging weather conditions across the Northern Hemisphere and South America over the coming three-day holiday weekend. Weather concerns for planting the 2024 U.S. crops are lingering despite strong progress to da...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat and Corn Still Strong; Soy Complex Waivers

Corn traded mostly higher all session and has gained value in three of the past four days. The soy complex was higher in the overnight session and opened that way this morning, but it didn’t last long and closed in the red. The July soybean contract has had a mixed week, but it is still u...

soy-oilseeds

Sunflower on Edge

Global sunflower seed production is only about one-seventh as large as soybean output, but it has surprisingly continued on a similar trend in supply despite the war between the two largest producers, Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine’s sunflower seed production faltered in 2022 at the outset o...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 21 June)

Ocean Freight Comments - 21 June 2024 By Matt Herrington Global freight markets continue to react to the recent sinking of the M/V Tudor – a Greek-owned vessel – after Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked the ship with a kamikaze boat in the Red Sea. The Tudor was the second vessel at...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 21 June)

Ocean Freight Comments - 21 June 2024 By Matt Herrington Global freight markets continue to react to the recent sinking of the M/V Tudor – a Greek-owned vessel – after Iran-backed Houthi rebels attacked the ship with a kamikaze boat in the Red Sea. The Tudor was the second vessel at...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 10–14 June 2024 Last week, Russian grain markets were quite volatile. In the south, the main export-oriented areas saw grain prices drop following the global bearish trend and Russia’s most recent failure on the GASC tender in Egypt. Moreover, Russia’s s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 3–7 June 2024 Russian grain markets remained stable and slightly bullish against solid demand for Russian wheat globally and recently appreciated markets due to fears of lower production caused by adverse spring weather. All Russian ministries, including the Ministr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Thursday’s Dead Cat Bounce

Thursday’s few flashes of green turned out to be an anomaly instead of a turning point. On Friday the trade returned to selling off grains and oilseeds. It became the eighth consecutive session lower for SRW and HRS, and the eighth session lower in the past nine for corn and soybeans. Goo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 27–31 May 2024 Russia remains the focus of many world grain analysts as weather factors in Russia and Ukraine make global markets nervous and bullish. Futures markets reacted almost instantaneously while Russian markets only now realize the situation and all grains...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn, Soybeans Move to Trading Range Lows; Wheat Falls on Black Sea Rain

Ag commodity futures were almost uniformly lower on Wednesday with pressure stemming from multiple sources, including better-than-expected U.S. planting progress, a surge in the U.S. dollar, and rains forecast for the Black Sea region this week. Corn and soybeans primarily saw their weakness de...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 20–24 May 2024 Crop Outlook Russian weather, particularly spring frosts, became an important factor in estimating the potential of this season’s crop. Despite the warnings from government agencies not to publish forecasts, several Russian analysts still announ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Bulls Remain Relentless; U.S. Farmers Make Strong Planting Progress

Overnight volume was strong at the CBOT with traders eager to get back to work following a weekend of reductions in the Black Sea crop forecast(s). Several private firms lowered their Russian wheat crop estimates late Friday or over the weekend, which sent EU futures higher on Monday and create...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Weather Continues to Drive CBOT Strength; Meat Stocks Tighten Further

Ag commodity futures were firmer to end the week with traders looking ahead to challenging weather conditions across the Northern Hemisphere and South America over the coming three-day holiday weekend. Weather concerns for planting the 2024 U.S. crops are lingering despite strong progress to da...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat and Corn Still Strong; Soy Complex Waivers

Corn traded mostly higher all session and has gained value in three of the past four days. The soy complex was higher in the overnight session and opened that way this morning, but it didn’t last long and closed in the red. The July soybean contract has had a mixed week, but it is still u...

soy-oilseeds

Sunflower on Edge

Global sunflower seed production is only about one-seventh as large as soybean output, but it has surprisingly continued on a similar trend in supply despite the war between the two largest producers, Russia and Ukraine. Ukraine’s sunflower seed production faltered in 2022 at the outset o...

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