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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 4-8 February 2019 Domestic grain prices all increased except for a few that remained stable. However, the average milling wheat export price fell $1/MT to $246/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices were unchanged in RUB expression while decreasing in USD expression to $22...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAS/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Egypt’s Cairo3a Poultry, a major company in grain trading and poultry production with other interests in agriculture and transportation, has signed a $90 million contract with KarmSolar for a solar project that will supply 100 percent of...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Brazil Soy Crop; WASDE Changes for Soy Sector

Brazil Soy Crop Keeps Declining The size of the Brazilian soybean crop seems to decline with each passing week. Most estimates by government and private analysts are now at least 12 MMT below earlier forecasts of around 125 MMT, and some have it much smaller than that. USDA’s estimate of...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market remained about unchanged last week. Russia’s domestic market was about 200 rubles ($3)/MT higher. Its exports are slowing significantly as the higher prices and unofficial export barriers are doing their job. The Egyptian GASC purchased 300 KMT last week...

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Market Commentary

Markets were generally better overnight and this morning following Thursday’s pre-USDA report sell-off. Yesterday’s losses were primarily the result of the numerous comments by various U.S. administration officials that the China trade deal isn’t done yet. There was virtually...

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WASDE Corn

According to USDA: U.S. corn production is estimated at 14.420 billion bushels, down 206 million on reduction in yield to 176.4 bushels per acre. Harvested area is down fractionally. Corn use is down 165 million bushels to 14.865 billion. FSI use is lowered 40 million bushels, reflecting reduct...

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WASDE Wheat

According to USDA: Projected 2018/19 wheat ending stocks are raised 36 million bushels on reduced feed and residual use and lower seed use.  Feed and residual use is lowered 30 million bushels on larger than expected second-quarter stocks reported in today’s NASS Grain Stocks report...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 28 January-1 February 2019 Domestic grain prices continued to increase with the exception of a few that remained steady. The slower growth rate for wheat prices was partially attributable to fewer exports.  The average milling wheat export price rose to $247/MT FOB B...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea FOB market remained about unchanged last week, while the domestic market in Russia was reportedly $2-4 higher. Weather conditions in Russia and Ukraine remain favorable for winter wheat development with still enough snow to protect the crop from freezing. The Egyptia...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; China Soy Imports; Argentine Biodiesel; Russia-Brazil Soy Trade; South American Soy Crops

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights – Finally Today USDA issued its first export sales report in over a month, but only the week ending 20 December was covered (all data discussed below pertains to that week). As noted in yesterday’s Market Commentary, the normal publication schedule w...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 21-25 January 2019 Most domestic grain prices continued to grow as demand increased. Milling wheat prices also rose because processors boosted their purchase prices. Meanwhile, the average milling wheat export price jumped to $246/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Egypt’s GASC has announced that future wheat tenders will be paid by letters of credit on sight terms. Financial support from the Islamic Trade Finance Corporation has made the new payment terms possible, and this is expected to lower th...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 4-8 February 2019 Domestic grain prices all increased except for a few that remained stable. However, the average milling wheat export price fell $1/MT to $246/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices were unchanged in RUB expression while decreasing in USD expression to $22...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAS/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Egypt’s Cairo3a Poultry, a major company in grain trading and poultry production with other interests in agriculture and transportation, has signed a $90 million contract with KarmSolar for a solar project that will supply 100 percent of...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Brazil Soy Crop; WASDE Changes for Soy Sector

Brazil Soy Crop Keeps Declining The size of the Brazilian soybean crop seems to decline with each passing week. Most estimates by government and private analysts are now at least 12 MMT below earlier forecasts of around 125 MMT, and some have it much smaller than that. USDA’s estimate of...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market remained about unchanged last week. Russia’s domestic market was about 200 rubles ($3)/MT higher. Its exports are slowing significantly as the higher prices and unofficial export barriers are doing their job. The Egyptian GASC purchased 300 KMT last week...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were generally better overnight and this morning following Thursday’s pre-USDA report sell-off. Yesterday’s losses were primarily the result of the numerous comments by various U.S. administration officials that the China trade deal isn’t done yet. There was virtually...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

According to USDA: U.S. corn production is estimated at 14.420 billion bushels, down 206 million on reduction in yield to 176.4 bushels per acre. Harvested area is down fractionally. Corn use is down 165 million bushels to 14.865 billion. FSI use is lowered 40 million bushels, reflecting reduct...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

According to USDA: Projected 2018/19 wheat ending stocks are raised 36 million bushels on reduced feed and residual use and lower seed use.  Feed and residual use is lowered 30 million bushels on larger than expected second-quarter stocks reported in today’s NASS Grain Stocks report...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 28 January-1 February 2019 Domestic grain prices continued to increase with the exception of a few that remained steady. The slower growth rate for wheat prices was partially attributable to fewer exports.  The average milling wheat export price rose to $247/MT FOB B...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea FOB market remained about unchanged last week, while the domestic market in Russia was reportedly $2-4 higher. Weather conditions in Russia and Ukraine remain favorable for winter wheat development with still enough snow to protect the crop from freezing. The Egyptia...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; China Soy Imports; Argentine Biodiesel; Russia-Brazil Soy Trade; South American Soy Crops

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights – Finally Today USDA issued its first export sales report in over a month, but only the week ending 20 December was covered (all data discussed below pertains to that week). As noted in yesterday’s Market Commentary, the normal publication schedule w...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 21-25 January 2019 Most domestic grain prices continued to grow as demand increased. Milling wheat prices also rose because processors boosted their purchase prices. Meanwhile, the average milling wheat export price jumped to $246/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at...

feed-grains wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Egypt’s GASC has announced that future wheat tenders will be paid by letters of credit on sight terms. Financial support from the Islamic Trade Finance Corporation has made the new payment terms possible, and this is expected to lower th...

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