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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA COMMENTS The government of Pakistan has announced that 400,000 MT of wheat will be imported, duty free, to cover the existing wheat shortage and to get wheat flour prices back to a more normal level. The importation will be allowed up unti...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 17 January)

Update for 17 January 2020: All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Freight Comments for 16 January 2020: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commodity Consulting Panamax Dry-Bulk markets got a little bonce this week as paper traders believe they saw a buying opportun...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 17 January)

Data Updated Through: 17 January 2020   Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 16 January 2020 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Panamax Dry-Bulk markets got a little bonce this week as paper traders believe they saw a buying opportunity. Capesize markets, however, are still struggling,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Egypt says that it will establish a commodities exchange for the trading of items that will include wheat, sugar, corn and rice – both locally produced and imported. They say that it will be in place in the next 36 to 48 weeks. Several q...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS The ports of Alexandria and Dekheila on the Mediterranean in Egypt have reopened after being closed for two days due to bad weather. Ships at berth were allowed to continue loading or discharging but no vessels were allowed to enter or leave t...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Morocco has announced that the duty on durum and soft wheat imports will be suspended from 1 January - 30 April 2020. This is being done to “ensure a regular supply of wheat and to maintain price stability”. Trade experts say that...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Iran is reported to have bought as much as 1 MMT of wheat recently with quite a bit from Russia, but also significant purchases said to be from Germany. Iran’s total wheat imports for 12 months are expected to reach about 3 MMT. Reports...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Importers in the region of Argentina grains, oilseeds and derivatives should expect higher prices in coming days as the new Argentina government has increased export taxes. The tax has been changed from a flat rate per U.S. dollar value to a p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS The FAO has announced a three-year program on the “Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control”. Its plan is to raise $500 million to support this program through the establishment of a Global Action Fund which is looking for internati...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Saudi Arabia’s purchases of farmlands in Australia is causing considerable national concern. According to Australian information, about 13 percent of all farmland is foreign owned. One problem that has come to light is that there seems t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Turkish flour miller Ulusoy Un has received a Euro 6 million loan jointly from the Industrial Bank of Turkey (TSKB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This loan is part of a Euro 100 million loan program by the tw...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS It looks to be good news for grain importers as most experts in the ocean freight business are expecting dry-bulk freight rates to be steady to lower over the next year. The long expected rally in prices due to new low-sulfur requirement level...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA COMMENTS The government of Pakistan has announced that 400,000 MT of wheat will be imported, duty free, to cover the existing wheat shortage and to get wheat flour prices back to a more normal level. The importation will be allowed up unti...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 17 January)

Update for 17 January 2020: All other routes/offers updated through the day's close.    Freight Comments for 16 January 2020: Jay O’Neil, O’Neil Commodity Consulting Panamax Dry-Bulk markets got a little bonce this week as paper traders believe they saw a buying opportun...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 17 January)

Data Updated Through: 17 January 2020   Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 16 January 2020 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Panamax Dry-Bulk markets got a little bonce this week as paper traders believe they saw a buying opportunity. Capesize markets, however, are still struggling,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Egypt says that it will establish a commodities exchange for the trading of items that will include wheat, sugar, corn and rice – both locally produced and imported. They say that it will be in place in the next 36 to 48 weeks. Several q...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS The ports of Alexandria and Dekheila on the Mediterranean in Egypt have reopened after being closed for two days due to bad weather. Ships at berth were allowed to continue loading or discharging but no vessels were allowed to enter or leave t...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Morocco has announced that the duty on durum and soft wheat imports will be suspended from 1 January - 30 April 2020. This is being done to “ensure a regular supply of wheat and to maintain price stability”. Trade experts say that...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Iran is reported to have bought as much as 1 MMT of wheat recently with quite a bit from Russia, but also significant purchases said to be from Germany. Iran’s total wheat imports for 12 months are expected to reach about 3 MMT. Reports...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Importers in the region of Argentina grains, oilseeds and derivatives should expect higher prices in coming days as the new Argentina government has increased export taxes. The tax has been changed from a flat rate per U.S. dollar value to a p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS The FAO has announced a three-year program on the “Global Action for Fall Armyworm Control”. Its plan is to raise $500 million to support this program through the establishment of a Global Action Fund which is looking for internati...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Saudi Arabia’s purchases of farmlands in Australia is causing considerable national concern. According to Australian information, about 13 percent of all farmland is foreign owned. One problem that has come to light is that there seems t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Turkish flour miller Ulusoy Un has received a Euro 6 million loan jointly from the Industrial Bank of Turkey (TSKB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). This loan is part of a Euro 100 million loan program by the tw...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS It looks to be good news for grain importers as most experts in the ocean freight business are expecting dry-bulk freight rates to be steady to lower over the next year. The long expected rally in prices due to new low-sulfur requirement level...

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