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Market Commentary

The overnight session found prices trading mostly lower, which was in line with selling late Tuesday that took prices down to closes that were mostly well below session highs. No doubt some of that late selling was profit taking after the recent rally. However, open interest increases for soyme...

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China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Soymeal Inventory Reverses Course and Falls Below 1 MMT Pre-Lunar New Year holiday demand pushed wholesale soymeal prices slightly higher as of 2 February 2018 and also helped send the nationwide inventory back below the 1 MMT threshold to 934,900 MT, a 116,800 MT (-11.1 percent) drop...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures opened the overnight session mostly stronger on follow-up momentum and the bullish technical signals generated by Tuesday’s price action. Trading volume was heavy once again. Grain and soy traders seemed unfazed by financial market volatility as evidenced by Dow futu...

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China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Soymeal Inventory Rises Above 1 MMT China’s nationwide estimated soybean inventory surpassed 1 MMT for the first time since the end of last August, adding 78,600 MT (+8.1 percent) to finish at just over 1.05 MMT as of 26 January 2018. It was also up 367,900 MT (+53.8 percent) ver...

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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

High Duty Reduces Edible Oil Imports Edible oil imports dropped in December 2017 following an increase in the duty the previous month, falling approximately 9.88 percent to 1.058 MMT versus 1.174 MMT in December 2016. They totaled 2.283 MMT for the two months of November and December 2017, down...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Yesterday’s corrective price action extended into the overnight session with soybeans leading the way, being down 7-8 cents. Wheat futures prices were a nickel lower, and corn was off 1-2 cents. One reason for soybeans’ continued weakness is that one weather model maintains rain for...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Janet Yellen’s final meeting as Fed chair ended today with the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) deciding to leave the interest rate unchanged, which had been universally expected. The accompanying statement indicated the Fed now expects inflation will rise close to its 2 percent targe...

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China In-Country Analysis

  Policy  China’s Central Government Announces 2018 Farm Subsidies Last week China’s central government published its 2018 farm and agricultural subsidies programs through several official outlets, including Xinhua News Service. The announcement listed 31 programs covering...

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Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Export Sales; Argentine Soy; WTO and Biodiesel…

Soy Export Sales Highlights Last week’s U.S. exports sales were not good for the soy complex. Net soybean export sales for 2017/18 totaled only 616,300 MT, down 50 percent from the week prior and 24 percent below the past four-week average. The top buyers were China (142,500 MT that inclu...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Soybean and product prices moved lower overnight while grains climbed higher, reversing yesterday’s pattern of direction. The volume of trade was notably higher than during recent overnight sessions, probably in response to a sharp decline of the U.S. dollar against most other major curre...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Changes in Commodity Analytics’ short-term technical indicators for grain futures should be carefully examined against long-term signals. Elsewhere, livestock futures (live cattle, feeder cattle, and lean hogs) are showing technical signals that may influence how traders should manage the...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

China In-Country Analysis

Macro Trends 2017 Ag Output Up Despite Lagging Growth Rates Annual data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics shows the country’s total ag output was up year on year in 2017. Field crop production (including soybeans, wheat, corn, rice, beans, fruits and vegetables) incr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The overnight session found prices trading mostly lower, which was in line with selling late Tuesday that took prices down to closes that were mostly well below session highs. No doubt some of that late selling was profit taking after the recent rally. However, open interest increases for soyme...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Soymeal Inventory Reverses Course and Falls Below 1 MMT Pre-Lunar New Year holiday demand pushed wholesale soymeal prices slightly higher as of 2 February 2018 and also helped send the nationwide inventory back below the 1 MMT threshold to 934,900 MT, a 116,800 MT (-11.1 percent) drop...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures opened the overnight session mostly stronger on follow-up momentum and the bullish technical signals generated by Tuesday’s price action. Trading volume was heavy once again. Grain and soy traders seemed unfazed by financial market volatility as evidenced by Dow futu...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Soymeal Inventory Rises Above 1 MMT China’s nationwide estimated soybean inventory surpassed 1 MMT for the first time since the end of last August, adding 78,600 MT (+8.1 percent) to finish at just over 1.05 MMT as of 26 January 2018. It was also up 367,900 MT (+53.8 percent) ver...

soy-oilseeds softs biofuel

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

High Duty Reduces Edible Oil Imports Edible oil imports dropped in December 2017 following an increase in the duty the previous month, falling approximately 9.88 percent to 1.058 MMT versus 1.174 MMT in December 2016. They totaled 2.283 MMT for the two months of November and December 2017, down...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Yesterday’s corrective price action extended into the overnight session with soybeans leading the way, being down 7-8 cents. Wheat futures prices were a nickel lower, and corn was off 1-2 cents. One reason for soybeans’ continued weakness is that one weather model maintains rain for...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Janet Yellen’s final meeting as Fed chair ended today with the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) deciding to leave the interest rate unchanged, which had been universally expected. The accompanying statement indicated the Fed now expects inflation will rise close to its 2 percent targe...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

China In-Country Analysis

  Policy  China’s Central Government Announces 2018 Farm Subsidies Last week China’s central government published its 2018 farm and agricultural subsidies programs through several official outlets, including Xinhua News Service. The announcement listed 31 programs covering...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Export Sales; Argentine Soy; WTO and Biodiesel…

Soy Export Sales Highlights Last week’s U.S. exports sales were not good for the soy complex. Net soybean export sales for 2017/18 totaled only 616,300 MT, down 50 percent from the week prior and 24 percent below the past four-week average. The top buyers were China (142,500 MT that inclu...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Soybean and product prices moved lower overnight while grains climbed higher, reversing yesterday’s pattern of direction. The volume of trade was notably higher than during recent overnight sessions, probably in response to a sharp decline of the U.S. dollar against most other major curre...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Changes in Commodity Analytics’ short-term technical indicators for grain futures should be carefully examined against long-term signals. Elsewhere, livestock futures (live cattle, feeder cattle, and lean hogs) are showing technical signals that may influence how traders should manage the...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

China In-Country Analysis

Macro Trends 2017 Ag Output Up Despite Lagging Growth Rates Annual data released by China’s National Bureau of Statistics shows the country’s total ag output was up year on year in 2017. Field crop production (including soybeans, wheat, corn, rice, beans, fruits and vegetables) incr...

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