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biofuel softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ethanol Production Up; Prices Nose-Dive  As noted in earlier reports, India’s sugar production in sugar year 2017/18 (November-October) is expected to reach 32 MMT, and that is having an effect on ethanol production. The latter is now expected to total 3.11 billion liters (0.822 bill...

wheat softs biofuel

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Wheat Procurement Exceeds Estimates; Open Market Prices Drop As of 4 June 2018, 34.724 MMT of wheat had been procured for 2018/19 by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies, 8.51 percent more than the government of India’s (GOI’s) fixed target of 32 MMT. For reference...

softs feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Sugar Prices Improve on GOI Intervention It seems that the government of India (GOI) has finally heeded the sugar industry’s demand and will create a buffer stock. With the Indian Sugar Manufacturers Association now boosting its sugar production forecast to 32 MMT, 2018/19 opening stocks...

softs wheat soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Higher Sugar Production Keeping Prices Low India’s sugar production could reach 31.5 MMT, according to the Indian Sugar Manufacturers Association (ISMA). The mills in Uttar Pradesh are still crushing sugarcane and may continue to do so until the end of the month. The higher-than-normal pr...

softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Subsidy for Sugarcane Growers Unable to pay for sugarcane deliveries because of high input costs and low sugar prices, the sugar industry approached the government for an intervention. The arrears owed to farmers had reached $2.98 billion at the end of March 2018, and the government of India (G...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains softs

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Soymeal Exports Trending Lower For FY 2017/18 (April-March), India’s soymeal exports totaled 1.156 MMT, up from 0.916 MMT the previous year. However, they were lower in the first six months at 0.666 MMT versus 0.840 MMT during the same period of FY 2016/17. After peaking at 0.207 MMT in N...

wheat softs feed-grains

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Wheat Procurement Starts; New Crop Quality Issues Unseasonal rains across the wheat belt (north India) in the last week have somewhat damaged the crop, which is ready for harvest. In those areas where harvesting has begun, the stock arrivals at market yards have been similarly impacted by rainf...

softs soy-oilseeds feed-grains

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

  Record Sugar Production Expected as Prices Tumble and Arrears Mount India’s sugar production for 2017/18 (October-September) is now expected to total 30.3 MMT, up from the previous estimate of 29.5 MMT. The production cycle is coming to an end with output reaching a high of 28.18 M...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Stocks and Prospective Plantings

USDA’s 1 March quarterly stocks and initial planting intentions reports have a history of providing market-moving surprises, and today’s releases add to that history. The corn and soybean stocks had been expected to be record large, and they were. Along with those of wheat, they all...

soy-oilseeds softs

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Soybean Supply and Demand Balance Shows Deficit While the government of India (GOI) has forecast the 2017/18 soybean crop at 11.39 MMT, the trade and industry is projecting 7.2-7.5 MMT. Domestic crushers have procured 0.1 MMT from various African origins (mainly Ethiopia) in recent months as th...

softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Record Sugar Production Expected Based on the projected increase in sugarcane production (see Ag Perspectives, 2 March), a higher crush as well as good recovery in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, the sugar industry expects 2017/18 sugar production to reach 29.2 MMT, a record. That is...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds livestock

China In-Country Analysis

Macro Trends China’s Ag Imports Climb Nearly 13 Percent in 2017 With the conclusion of China’s Lunar New Year celebrations, its Ministry of Commerce has started to release year-end data. Farm-related products entering the country in 2017 were valued at $125.9 billion, up 12.8 percen...

biofuel softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ethanol Production Up; Prices Nose-Dive  As noted in earlier reports, India’s sugar production in sugar year 2017/18 (November-October) is expected to reach 32 MMT, and that is having an effect on ethanol production. The latter is now expected to total 3.11 billion liters (0.822 bill...

wheat softs biofuel

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Wheat Procurement Exceeds Estimates; Open Market Prices Drop As of 4 June 2018, 34.724 MMT of wheat had been procured for 2018/19 by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies, 8.51 percent more than the government of India’s (GOI’s) fixed target of 32 MMT. For reference...

softs feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Sugar Prices Improve on GOI Intervention It seems that the government of India (GOI) has finally heeded the sugar industry’s demand and will create a buffer stock. With the Indian Sugar Manufacturers Association now boosting its sugar production forecast to 32 MMT, 2018/19 opening stocks...

softs wheat soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Higher Sugar Production Keeping Prices Low India’s sugar production could reach 31.5 MMT, according to the Indian Sugar Manufacturers Association (ISMA). The mills in Uttar Pradesh are still crushing sugarcane and may continue to do so until the end of the month. The higher-than-normal pr...

softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Subsidy for Sugarcane Growers Unable to pay for sugarcane deliveries because of high input costs and low sugar prices, the sugar industry approached the government for an intervention. The arrears owed to farmers had reached $2.98 billion at the end of March 2018, and the government of India (G...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains softs

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Soymeal Exports Trending Lower For FY 2017/18 (April-March), India’s soymeal exports totaled 1.156 MMT, up from 0.916 MMT the previous year. However, they were lower in the first six months at 0.666 MMT versus 0.840 MMT during the same period of FY 2016/17. After peaking at 0.207 MMT in N...

wheat softs feed-grains

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Wheat Procurement Starts; New Crop Quality Issues Unseasonal rains across the wheat belt (north India) in the last week have somewhat damaged the crop, which is ready for harvest. In those areas where harvesting has begun, the stock arrivals at market yards have been similarly impacted by rainf...

softs soy-oilseeds feed-grains

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

  Record Sugar Production Expected as Prices Tumble and Arrears Mount India’s sugar production for 2017/18 (October-September) is now expected to total 30.3 MMT, up from the previous estimate of 29.5 MMT. The production cycle is coming to an end with output reaching a high of 28.18 M...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Stocks and Prospective Plantings

USDA’s 1 March quarterly stocks and initial planting intentions reports have a history of providing market-moving surprises, and today’s releases add to that history. The corn and soybean stocks had been expected to be record large, and they were. Along with those of wheat, they all...

soy-oilseeds softs

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Soybean Supply and Demand Balance Shows Deficit While the government of India (GOI) has forecast the 2017/18 soybean crop at 11.39 MMT, the trade and industry is projecting 7.2-7.5 MMT. Domestic crushers have procured 0.1 MMT from various African origins (mainly Ethiopia) in recent months as th...

softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Record Sugar Production Expected Based on the projected increase in sugarcane production (see Ag Perspectives, 2 March), a higher crush as well as good recovery in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, the sugar industry expects 2017/18 sugar production to reach 29.2 MMT, a record. That is...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds livestock

China In-Country Analysis

Macro Trends China’s Ag Imports Climb Nearly 13 Percent in 2017 With the conclusion of China’s Lunar New Year celebrations, its Ministry of Commerce has started to release year-end data. Farm-related products entering the country in 2017 were valued at $125.9 billion, up 12.8 percen...

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