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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 15-19 April 2019 While grain prices on the domestic market mostly dropped in RUB expression, they grew slightly in USD expression due to the strengthening of the ruble. Meanwhile, the average milling wheat sea export price fell to $222/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase price...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 24 April)

Update for 24 April 2019: Thanks for the feedback and suggestions on the app below. We've made some adjustments to incorporate your ideas. Now, we're working on another app that will combine WPI's freight rate data with FOB price indications for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Stay tuned!  As o...

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Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices chopped slightly around either side of unchanged in overnight trade, giving rise to thoughts that those markets might be able to muster up a Turnaround Tuesday. However, it was not to be. Renewed fund selling of corn and soybean contracts kept prices under pressure througho...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS  As of 15 April, Egypt had bought approximately 365,000 MT of local wheat against its purchase target of 3.6 MMT. Wheat buyers from Morocco and Tunisia were in the U.S. last week to closely examine its wheat infrastructure. The group visi...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market was weaker last week in the absence of fresh demand. Consumers in the major destinations are more or less covered until the end of the current campaign. The new crop (August) Russian wheat offer is $30/MT below that of old crop (May). This big inverse gives co...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

After yesterday’s lashing, the grain and soy futures markets tried to rally during the overnight session. Corn and soybeans gained a few cents, and wheat, which took the worst beating, regained several cents. However, the rally effort was not able to generate any momentum, and it had fade...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-12 April 2019 Domestic prices fluctuated in the South and Volga Valley but mostly decreased in other regions. The average milling wheat sea export price fell to $224/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices dropped to $196-200/MT CPT-Black Sea port. The average feed barley...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Things to Consider

China and weather are the topics that have dominated market chatter for the last several weeks, but they have not generated a breakout movement of grain and soy futures prices. Talk about a U.S.-China trade agreement has been going on for months, long enough to become tiresome. Both sides speak...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Egypt had rejected a cargo of French wheat due to high ergot levels, but the 63,000 MT were found to be within required standards upon retesting. As a result, the wheat will be discharged and released from Safaga port. The FAO reports that Ira...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market once again remained about unchanged last week. Russia’s domestic prices are reportedly around $3-4/MT higher. It has exported approximately 32.5 MMT so far, which is close to the total at this date last year. The export pace is expected to slow significa...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Trading volume was light today. Corn and wheat were slightly lower through most of the day, while soybeans traded a penny or two higher for a brief time and then returned to fractionally lower levels or unchanged by the close. There were no export sales announcements today. Yesterday’s we...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

USDA Makes Changes to WASDE Tables

USDA announced this week that it will make some changes (noted below) to the monthly WASDE (supply and demand estimates) starting with the May report. While not huge, these modifications will likely add clarity and should have been implemented long ago. They will not affect the actual numbers b...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 15-19 April 2019 While grain prices on the domestic market mostly dropped in RUB expression, they grew slightly in USD expression due to the strengthening of the ruble. Meanwhile, the average milling wheat sea export price fell to $222/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase price...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 24 April)

Update for 24 April 2019: Thanks for the feedback and suggestions on the app below. We've made some adjustments to incorporate your ideas. Now, we're working on another app that will combine WPI's freight rate data with FOB price indications for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Stay tuned!  As o...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices chopped slightly around either side of unchanged in overnight trade, giving rise to thoughts that those markets might be able to muster up a Turnaround Tuesday. However, it was not to be. Renewed fund selling of corn and soybean contracts kept prices under pressure througho...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS  As of 15 April, Egypt had bought approximately 365,000 MT of local wheat against its purchase target of 3.6 MMT. Wheat buyers from Morocco and Tunisia were in the U.S. last week to closely examine its wheat infrastructure. The group visi...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market was weaker last week in the absence of fresh demand. Consumers in the major destinations are more or less covered until the end of the current campaign. The new crop (August) Russian wheat offer is $30/MT below that of old crop (May). This big inverse gives co...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

After yesterday’s lashing, the grain and soy futures markets tried to rally during the overnight session. Corn and soybeans gained a few cents, and wheat, which took the worst beating, regained several cents. However, the rally effort was not able to generate any momentum, and it had fade...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-12 April 2019 Domestic prices fluctuated in the South and Volga Valley but mostly decreased in other regions. The average milling wheat sea export price fell to $224/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices dropped to $196-200/MT CPT-Black Sea port. The average feed barley...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Things to Consider

China and weather are the topics that have dominated market chatter for the last several weeks, but they have not generated a breakout movement of grain and soy futures prices. Talk about a U.S.-China trade agreement has been going on for months, long enough to become tiresome. Both sides speak...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Egypt had rejected a cargo of French wheat due to high ergot levels, but the 63,000 MT were found to be within required standards upon retesting. As a result, the wheat will be discharged and released from Safaga port. The FAO reports that Ira...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market once again remained about unchanged last week. Russia’s domestic prices are reportedly around $3-4/MT higher. It has exported approximately 32.5 MMT so far, which is close to the total at this date last year. The export pace is expected to slow significa...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Trading volume was light today. Corn and wheat were slightly lower through most of the day, while soybeans traded a penny or two higher for a brief time and then returned to fractionally lower levels or unchanged by the close. There were no export sales announcements today. Yesterday’s we...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

USDA Makes Changes to WASDE Tables

USDA announced this week that it will make some changes (noted below) to the monthly WASDE (supply and demand estimates) starting with the May report. While not huge, these modifications will likely add clarity and should have been implemented long ago. They will not affect the actual numbers b...

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