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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 11 August)

Freight Comments for 6 August 2020: By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets bumped up this week on support from cargo demand from the U.S. Gulf and East Coast South America to China. The Capesize market also helped move markets with better rates for Australian Iron Ore to C...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 11 August)

Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 6 August 2020 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets bumped up this week on support from cargo demand from the U.S. Gulf and East Coast South America to China. The Capesize market also helped move markets with better rates for Au...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The biggest trends in the EU/Black Sea wheat markets this week are the fact that the Russian crop continues to grow while EU crop forecasts are being continually lowered. Russian wheat yields are defying their typical pattern of decreasing as harvest progresses. This year, e...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 27-31 July 2020 Wheat prices grew in the European part of the domestic Russian market and decreased in the Ural regions and Siberia. Milling rye prices decreased. Corn prices kept growing. Feed barley prices moved in different directions. Meanwhile, on the export market m...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The EU Commission’s MARS unit cut its forecast of the EU soft wheat yield to 5.54 MT/ha, down from earlier estimates of 5.6 MT/ha. The agency increased its yield expectations for most other crops, however, including corn, rapeseed, and sunflower seeds.    Thi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 20-24 July 2020 Wheat prices on the domestic market hit bottom and started growing in some regions. Meanwhile, on the export market milling wheat average 2020 yield price remained at $210/MT FOB Black Sea. The average purchase price didn’t change either and amounted...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The CBOT opened lower overnight as USDA’s surprise increase in the good/excellent ratings for corn and soybeans pressured the market. Wheat followed corn lower, pressured by spillover selling as well as its own good harvest statistics. The increase in crop conditions ratings seemed to spa...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  European and Black Sea markets are seemingly solely focused on the advancing wheat harvest as well as the early start of rapeseed/summer crop harvests. For most countries, wheat harvest is half-finished or better and yields have reflected earlier expectations. The only real...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 13-17 July 2020 Harvest progressed so most of the regions quoted prices for 2020 grain. As a result the general price development on the domestic market was negative, except for corn prices that slightly grew. Meanwhile on the export market, milling wheat average 2020 yie...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The European and Black Sea wheat and summer crop markets are largely in wait-and-see mode regarding 2020 Northern Hemisphere supplies. Certainly, news of smaller Russian wheat crops and reductions to the EU wheat harvest have supported prices recently, but rallies have been...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Summer of Our Discontent

It was not supposed to be this way. Our collective efforts at social distancing, washing hands, wearing face masks and self-quarantining when necessary were supposed to have kept COVID-19 at bay and allowed a re-opening of the U.S. economy that had fallen into a deep recession. In fact, Preside...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

CBOT markets opened as called with corn and wheat working lower to test support. SRW wheat futures quickly turned higher, however, as the bullish pennant formation WPI noted in yesterday’s Market Commentary proved correct. The wheat markets exploded higher by mid-day as buy-stops were tri...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 11 August)

Freight Comments for 6 August 2020: By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets bumped up this week on support from cargo demand from the U.S. Gulf and East Coast South America to China. The Capesize market also helped move markets with better rates for Australian Iron Ore to C...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 11 August)

Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 6 August 2020 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets bumped up this week on support from cargo demand from the U.S. Gulf and East Coast South America to China. The Capesize market also helped move markets with better rates for Au...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The biggest trends in the EU/Black Sea wheat markets this week are the fact that the Russian crop continues to grow while EU crop forecasts are being continually lowered. Russian wheat yields are defying their typical pattern of decreasing as harvest progresses. This year, e...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 27-31 July 2020 Wheat prices grew in the European part of the domestic Russian market and decreased in the Ural regions and Siberia. Milling rye prices decreased. Corn prices kept growing. Feed barley prices moved in different directions. Meanwhile, on the export market m...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The EU Commission’s MARS unit cut its forecast of the EU soft wheat yield to 5.54 MT/ha, down from earlier estimates of 5.6 MT/ha. The agency increased its yield expectations for most other crops, however, including corn, rapeseed, and sunflower seeds.    Thi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 20-24 July 2020 Wheat prices on the domestic market hit bottom and started growing in some regions. Meanwhile, on the export market milling wheat average 2020 yield price remained at $210/MT FOB Black Sea. The average purchase price didn’t change either and amounted...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The CBOT opened lower overnight as USDA’s surprise increase in the good/excellent ratings for corn and soybeans pressured the market. Wheat followed corn lower, pressured by spillover selling as well as its own good harvest statistics. The increase in crop conditions ratings seemed to spa...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  European and Black Sea markets are seemingly solely focused on the advancing wheat harvest as well as the early start of rapeseed/summer crop harvests. For most countries, wheat harvest is half-finished or better and yields have reflected earlier expectations. The only real...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 13-17 July 2020 Harvest progressed so most of the regions quoted prices for 2020 grain. As a result the general price development on the domestic market was negative, except for corn prices that slightly grew. Meanwhile on the export market, milling wheat average 2020 yie...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The European and Black Sea wheat and summer crop markets are largely in wait-and-see mode regarding 2020 Northern Hemisphere supplies. Certainly, news of smaller Russian wheat crops and reductions to the EU wheat harvest have supported prices recently, but rallies have been...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Summer of Our Discontent

It was not supposed to be this way. Our collective efforts at social distancing, washing hands, wearing face masks and self-quarantining when necessary were supposed to have kept COVID-19 at bay and allowed a re-opening of the U.S. economy that had fallen into a deep recession. In fact, Preside...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

CBOT markets opened as called with corn and wheat working lower to test support. SRW wheat futures quickly turned higher, however, as the bullish pennant formation WPI noted in yesterday’s Market Commentary proved correct. The wheat markets exploded higher by mid-day as buy-stops were tri...

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