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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...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

China In-Country Analysis

Marco Trends March Economic Data Points to Effects of Stimulus and ASF In response to a sharp economic slowdown and the ongoing impact of the trade war with the U.S., China launched a series of stimulative measures at the end of 2018. After a tepid January and February, the country’s econ...

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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...

Polarized WTO; Nonautomatic Market Economy; Free Trade Diversion

Polarized WTO It is not just politics in the U.S. and Europe that are polarized – so is the global trading system. India plans to host developing country members of the WTO at a meeting next week in New Delhi to discuss how to boost their advantage in the organization. India and others co...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Market Overview The soybean market was very slow last week as it was shortened by the Easter-related holiday. It was even slower today as Monday is also a holiday in Europe with most of the freight departments, which are mainly based there, not working. A few cargoes were traded last w...

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Market Commentary

Note: CME grain and soy markets are closed tomorrow (Friday) and will re-open Easter Sunday evening. U.S. government offices will be open tomorrow, however, and regularly scheduled reports such as the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders (COT) report will be released then. U.S trade negotiators a...

Cherry-Pick USMCA; PRC TKO; FAANG Attack

Cherry-Pick USMCA The economic analysis of the U.S.-Mexica-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the U.S. International Trade Administration was released today and gives the pact a very small win. It would increase real U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by $68.2 billion or 0.35 percent and grow U.S. empl...

soy-oilseeds livestock

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Chinese Soy Demand

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales report for the week ending 11 April indicated U.S. soybean sales were up from the previous week. However, they were far below what is needed to reach USDA’s forecast for 2018/19. Net soybean exports sales for shipment in 201...

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

Market Commentary

For the second day of this holiday-shortened week, the overnight session produced minor losses for grain and the soy complex amid extremely light trading volume. However, that did not adequately prepare traders for what happened during the day session. Wheat and corn markets were pummeled by mo...

Two Ships Passing; Greening Up or Green Wash?; Whitewash

Two Ships Passing Yesterday EU Trade Minister Cecilia Malmström declared that with the new negotiating mandate, she is prepared to sit down immediately with USTR Robert Lighthizer and negotiate a deal on industrial tariffs and mutual recognition of product standards. She said agreement cou...

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...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

China In-Country Analysis

Marco Trends March Economic Data Points to Effects of Stimulus and ASF In response to a sharp economic slowdown and the ongoing impact of the trade war with the U.S., China launched a series of stimulative measures at the end of 2018. After a tepid January and February, the country’s econ...

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...

Polarized WTO; Nonautomatic Market Economy; Free Trade Diversion

Polarized WTO It is not just politics in the U.S. and Europe that are polarized – so is the global trading system. India plans to host developing country members of the WTO at a meeting next week in New Delhi to discuss how to boost their advantage in the organization. India and others co...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Market Overview The soybean market was very slow last week as it was shortened by the Easter-related holiday. It was even slower today as Monday is also a holiday in Europe with most of the freight departments, which are mainly based there, not working. A few cargoes were traded last w...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note: CME grain and soy markets are closed tomorrow (Friday) and will re-open Easter Sunday evening. U.S. government offices will be open tomorrow, however, and regularly scheduled reports such as the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders (COT) report will be released then. U.S trade negotiators a...

Cherry-Pick USMCA; PRC TKO; FAANG Attack

Cherry-Pick USMCA The economic analysis of the U.S.-Mexica-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the U.S. International Trade Administration was released today and gives the pact a very small win. It would increase real U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by $68.2 billion or 0.35 percent and grow U.S. empl...

soy-oilseeds livestock

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Chinese Soy Demand

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales report for the week ending 11 April indicated U.S. soybean sales were up from the previous week. However, they were far below what is needed to reach USDA’s forecast for 2018/19. Net soybean exports sales for shipment in 201...

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

Market Commentary

For the second day of this holiday-shortened week, the overnight session produced minor losses for grain and the soy complex amid extremely light trading volume. However, that did not adequately prepare traders for what happened during the day session. Wheat and corn markets were pummeled by mo...

Two Ships Passing; Greening Up or Green Wash?; Whitewash

Two Ships Passing Yesterday EU Trade Minister Cecilia Malmström declared that with the new negotiating mandate, she is prepared to sit down immediately with USTR Robert Lighthizer and negotiate a deal on industrial tariffs and mutual recognition of product standards. She said agreement cou...

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