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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 14 September)

Ocean Freight Comments - 9 September 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It was another bumpy week for dry-bulk markets, and it was mostly a seller’s game for the first half of the week. Late Thursday, markets started to see seeing some buying interest return and experienced a partial...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 14 September)

Ocean Freight Comments - 9 September 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It was another bumpy week for dry-bulk markets, and it was mostly a seller’s game for the first half of the week. Late Thursday, markets started to see seeing some buying interest return and experienced a par...

feed-grains livestock farm-inputs

EO “Attempts” Competitive Ag Economy

Much of the Biden Administration’s agriculture agenda was furthered today by an Executive Order (EO) issued from the White House while Secretary Vilsack was in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to tout the plan.  The order to Promote Competition in the American Economy is a broad reaching effort...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee has approved the importation of 3 MMT of wheat for strategic stocks. Tenders will be issued by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan with importation by PASSCO, the government storage ag...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  There hasn’t been this much news coverage of the Suez Canal since the crisis in 1956. Happily, the worst of the problem seems to be over with the grounded vessel now cleared and only the significant back-up of vessels to be dea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  The latest FAO report on Yemen shows that the 2020 grain harvest is down by about 5 percent at 365,000 MT and only covers less than 20 percent of the country's grain needs. Imports for 2021 are expected to be at 4.3 MMT: 3.2 MMT of w...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA Reports in Nigeria say that some imported maize has arrived but that the moisture content is too high for immediate use in poultry feed. A total of 262,000 MT of maize was allowed to be imported and has arrived. Syria’s Economy Minis...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA Egypt’s Consumer Price Index for “urban consumers” is said to have increased 3.8 percent in August with the year to date increase at 107.5 percent. In the past month meat and poultry prices have moved lower while cereals...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Algeria’s change in wheat specifications for bug damage should allow Black Sea exporters to apply to be certified suppliers to Algeria. The change in bug damage – up from 0.1 percent to 0.5 percent only affects 12.5 perce...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Pakistan’s Competition Committee (CCP) has said that the government should reduce its role in the wheat sector and abandon its minimum support price fixing regime – this action should lead to an “increase in agricul...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA The seventh cargo of wheat from India to Afghanistan has arrived in Iran’s Chabahar port for onward transport to Afghanistan – 8,800 MT were received in 352 containers. To date about 43,000 MT of the 75,000 MT of wheat donated...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  A group of Pakistan flour mills reportedly booked 60,000 MT of Black Sea wheat for September shipment at $227 MT CNF. Areas of Pakistan that have been under attack from desert locusts are now said to be seeing outbreaks of fall armyw...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 14 September)

Ocean Freight Comments - 9 September 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It was another bumpy week for dry-bulk markets, and it was mostly a seller’s game for the first half of the week. Late Thursday, markets started to see seeing some buying interest return and experienced a partial...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 14 September)

Ocean Freight Comments - 9 September 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It was another bumpy week for dry-bulk markets, and it was mostly a seller’s game for the first half of the week. Late Thursday, markets started to see seeing some buying interest return and experienced a par...

feed-grains livestock farm-inputs

EO “Attempts” Competitive Ag Economy

Much of the Biden Administration’s agriculture agenda was furthered today by an Executive Order (EO) issued from the White House while Secretary Vilsack was in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to tout the plan.  The order to Promote Competition in the American Economy is a broad reaching effort...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee has approved the importation of 3 MMT of wheat for strategic stocks. Tenders will be issued by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan with importation by PASSCO, the government storage ag...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  There hasn’t been this much news coverage of the Suez Canal since the crisis in 1956. Happily, the worst of the problem seems to be over with the grounded vessel now cleared and only the significant back-up of vessels to be dea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  The latest FAO report on Yemen shows that the 2020 grain harvest is down by about 5 percent at 365,000 MT and only covers less than 20 percent of the country's grain needs. Imports for 2021 are expected to be at 4.3 MMT: 3.2 MMT of w...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA Reports in Nigeria say that some imported maize has arrived but that the moisture content is too high for immediate use in poultry feed. A total of 262,000 MT of maize was allowed to be imported and has arrived. Syria’s Economy Minis...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA Egypt’s Consumer Price Index for “urban consumers” is said to have increased 3.8 percent in August with the year to date increase at 107.5 percent. In the past month meat and poultry prices have moved lower while cereals...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Algeria’s change in wheat specifications for bug damage should allow Black Sea exporters to apply to be certified suppliers to Algeria. The change in bug damage – up from 0.1 percent to 0.5 percent only affects 12.5 perce...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Pakistan’s Competition Committee (CCP) has said that the government should reduce its role in the wheat sector and abandon its minimum support price fixing regime – this action should lead to an “increase in agricul...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA The seventh cargo of wheat from India to Afghanistan has arrived in Iran’s Chabahar port for onward transport to Afghanistan – 8,800 MT were received in 352 containers. To date about 43,000 MT of the 75,000 MT of wheat donated...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  A group of Pakistan flour mills reportedly booked 60,000 MT of Black Sea wheat for September shipment at $227 MT CNF. Areas of Pakistan that have been under attack from desert locusts are now said to be seeing outbreaks of fall armyw...

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