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European Market Analysis

Regional News  Egypt has reportedly secured a long-term contract with Germany to buy wheat from the European nation, though details on the agreement are sparse.  Russia’s total wheat planted area for 2023 is projected to reach 29.05 Mha, down from 29.468 Mha seeded in 2022. Roma...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 27 Jan.)

Ocean Freight Comments - 27 January 2023 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It is the Lunar/Chinese New Year holiday period and all is quiet on the ocean freight front. Markets are thin and a bit soft, “sluggish” is a term commonly heard. The Baltic indices are a little lower with m...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 27 Jan.)

Ocean Freight Comments - 27 January 2023 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It is the Lunar/Chinese New Year holiday period and all is quiet on the ocean freight front. Markets are thin and a bit soft, “sluggish” is a term commonly heard. The Baltic indices are a little lower with m...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 16 - 20 January 2023    Grain prices remained relatively stable and are most likely to remain stable in the near term. The key factor creating such a “lazy” market is a record high grain crop. Farmers realize that exports are slow and domestic miller...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 9 - 13 January 2023    The Russian Statistics Agency (RosStat) has adjusted preliminary crop size numbers for the 2022 crop. Overall, grain production numbers were adjusted upwards reaching 153.83 MMT versus the previous 150.985 MMT. Wheat production was adjuste...

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WASDE Corn

CORN:  USDA reduced U.S. corn production to 13.730 billion bushels, down 200 million as an increase in yield is more than offset by a 1.6 million acre cut to harvested area. Exports are reduced 150 million bushels to 1.925 billion, reflecting the slow pace of shipments through December, an...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

WHEAT: USDA reduced 2022/23 ending stocks slightly as larger domestic use more than offsets higher beginning stocks.  The season-average farm price is unchanged at $9.10 per bushel.   The 2022/23 global outlook is for increased supplies, exports, consumption, and stocks.  Wo...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 2 - 6 January 2023    With a historic grain crop and the upcoming Russian Orthodox Christmas holidays, traders seem to have taken a winter break which may last the first two first weeks of January rather than one week because in Russia the old new year is celebr...

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Market Commentary: Volatile Trade for Corn, Soybeans; Wheat Falls on European Weakness

Trading at the CBOT was active on Tuesday with most major markets scoring wide ranges but ending well away from the day’s extremes. Wheat futures plunged lower amid weakness from the European markets but pared losses heading into the close while corn and soybeans backed away from their da...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  Germany’s winter wheat area is estimated at 2.8 Mha for 2023/24, down 1.9 percent. Winter barley was seeded across 1.3 Mha this year, a 5.1 percent increase. Ukrainian officials are citing concern for the hardiness of winter crops (most notably wheat) as an unusually w...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 19 - 23 December 2022    Russian Ministry of Agriculture announced a record year-end grain production of 159.5 MMT in bunker weight which is up 32.6 MMT from 2021. The Ministry forecasts the final grain production number after dockage at 150 MMT with wheat produ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 12 – 16 December 2022    Russian grain markets remain bearish with many factors putting pressure on the market including but not limited to export duties, a relatively strong local currency, a record crop, and competition with Ukrainian wheat and corn in t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  Egypt has reportedly secured a long-term contract with Germany to buy wheat from the European nation, though details on the agreement are sparse.  Russia’s total wheat planted area for 2023 is projected to reach 29.05 Mha, down from 29.468 Mha seeded in 2022. Roma...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 27 Jan.)

Ocean Freight Comments - 27 January 2023 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It is the Lunar/Chinese New Year holiday period and all is quiet on the ocean freight front. Markets are thin and a bit soft, “sluggish” is a term commonly heard. The Baltic indices are a little lower with m...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 27 Jan.)

Ocean Freight Comments - 27 January 2023 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It is the Lunar/Chinese New Year holiday period and all is quiet on the ocean freight front. Markets are thin and a bit soft, “sluggish” is a term commonly heard. The Baltic indices are a little lower with m...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 16 - 20 January 2023    Grain prices remained relatively stable and are most likely to remain stable in the near term. The key factor creating such a “lazy” market is a record high grain crop. Farmers realize that exports are slow and domestic miller...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 9 - 13 January 2023    The Russian Statistics Agency (RosStat) has adjusted preliminary crop size numbers for the 2022 crop. Overall, grain production numbers were adjusted upwards reaching 153.83 MMT versus the previous 150.985 MMT. Wheat production was adjuste...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

CORN:  USDA reduced U.S. corn production to 13.730 billion bushels, down 200 million as an increase in yield is more than offset by a 1.6 million acre cut to harvested area. Exports are reduced 150 million bushels to 1.925 billion, reflecting the slow pace of shipments through December, an...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

WHEAT: USDA reduced 2022/23 ending stocks slightly as larger domestic use more than offsets higher beginning stocks.  The season-average farm price is unchanged at $9.10 per bushel.   The 2022/23 global outlook is for increased supplies, exports, consumption, and stocks.  Wo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 2 - 6 January 2023    With a historic grain crop and the upcoming Russian Orthodox Christmas holidays, traders seem to have taken a winter break which may last the first two first weeks of January rather than one week because in Russia the old new year is celebr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Volatile Trade for Corn, Soybeans; Wheat Falls on European Weakness

Trading at the CBOT was active on Tuesday with most major markets scoring wide ranges but ending well away from the day’s extremes. Wheat futures plunged lower amid weakness from the European markets but pared losses heading into the close while corn and soybeans backed away from their da...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  Germany’s winter wheat area is estimated at 2.8 Mha for 2023/24, down 1.9 percent. Winter barley was seeded across 1.3 Mha this year, a 5.1 percent increase. Ukrainian officials are citing concern for the hardiness of winter crops (most notably wheat) as an unusually w...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 19 - 23 December 2022    Russian Ministry of Agriculture announced a record year-end grain production of 159.5 MMT in bunker weight which is up 32.6 MMT from 2021. The Ministry forecasts the final grain production number after dockage at 150 MMT with wheat produ...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 12 – 16 December 2022    Russian grain markets remain bearish with many factors putting pressure on the market including but not limited to export duties, a relatively strong local currency, a record crop, and competition with Ukrainian wheat and corn in t...

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