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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market is firm as it gained about $4 in one week. Domestic prices in Russia are steady to slightly higher, and the ruble was higher with the recovery of the crude oil market. The main reason that Russian wheat continues to rally is that there is no longer any signifi...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 5-9 February 2018 A moderate upward trend continued in the domestic grain market (in RUB expression) due to growing export prices and the weakening ruble. On the export market, milling wheat prices rose to $199/MT FOB Black Sea (+$1/MT) with purchase prices up slightly at...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Pakistan’s wheat sales are said to have reached about 750,000 MT at FOB prices of $190-195 /MT in bulk vessel, reportedly for shipment to Kenya, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with additional sales to Asian destinations. According to the lates...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market is slightly firmer. The Russian 12.5 pro is offered at $200/MT FOB, which is about $2/MT higher than last Monday despite the weaker ruble. The EU exported 157,000 MT last week, bringing the cumulated total to 12.6 MMT versus 15.3 MMT at the same time last year...

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WASDE Corn

Global corn production is lowered 2.8 million tons largely reflecting reductions for Argentina and Ukraine. For Argentina, persistent heat and dryness during January and early February reduced yield prospects for early-planted corn in key central growing areas. Production is lowered for Uk...

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WASDE Wheat

Projected 2017/18 U.S. ending stocks are raised this month by 20 million bushels as higher food use is more than offset by lower exports, while export forecasts for several major competitors are increased. Estimated food use is increased by 5 million bushels to 955 million, based on the NASS Fl...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 29 January-2 February 2018 There was an upward trend in prices for all grains as a saturated domestic market continued reacting to the positive trend in export prices. On the export market, milling wheat prices continued to grow and reached $198/MT FOB Black Sea (+$2/MT)...

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Oilseed Highlights: Argentine Soy; South American Transport Problems; Ukrainian Soy; India Soymeal

Critical Week for Argentine Soybeans Weather forecasters are predicting substantial rains across Argentina’s driest areas on Friday and Saturday of this week with some showers at the end of the following week. However, the predicted rainfall is far from certain as are the amounts and area...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market has gained about $2.00. The FOB prices followed the rally of the U.S. and EU futures’ markets early in the week but not their later correction. The domestic market in Russia remained stable in rubles, and that currency weakened slightly against the USD d...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Hints of Changing Dynamics

Simplistic economics suggest that the value of any freely-traded commodity is ultimately determined by the balance between its supplies and demand. That is especially true for renewable crops such as grains and oilseeds that have their supplies replenished annually or semi-annually if productio...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 22-26 January 2018 There were no significant changes in domestic market trends. Prices for wheat (all grades) and feed barley continued to increase and for the same reasons as previously: high export demand and gradual depletion of stocks. The export market showed a simil...

feed-grains wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS News reports concerning a possible ADM/Bunge merger have raised questions about the future of G3 Canada, the Saudi Arabia SALIC and Bunge joint grain handling venture. However, there doesn’t seem to be much reason for concern yet since t...

feed-grains wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market is firm as it gained about $4 in one week. Domestic prices in Russia are steady to slightly higher, and the ruble was higher with the recovery of the crude oil market. The main reason that Russian wheat continues to rally is that there is no longer any signifi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 5-9 February 2018 A moderate upward trend continued in the domestic grain market (in RUB expression) due to growing export prices and the weakening ruble. On the export market, milling wheat prices rose to $199/MT FOB Black Sea (+$1/MT) with purchase prices up slightly at...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Pakistan’s wheat sales are said to have reached about 750,000 MT at FOB prices of $190-195 /MT in bulk vessel, reportedly for shipment to Kenya, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh with additional sales to Asian destinations. According to the lates...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market is slightly firmer. The Russian 12.5 pro is offered at $200/MT FOB, which is about $2/MT higher than last Monday despite the weaker ruble. The EU exported 157,000 MT last week, bringing the cumulated total to 12.6 MMT versus 15.3 MMT at the same time last year...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

Global corn production is lowered 2.8 million tons largely reflecting reductions for Argentina and Ukraine. For Argentina, persistent heat and dryness during January and early February reduced yield prospects for early-planted corn in key central growing areas. Production is lowered for Uk...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

Projected 2017/18 U.S. ending stocks are raised this month by 20 million bushels as higher food use is more than offset by lower exports, while export forecasts for several major competitors are increased. Estimated food use is increased by 5 million bushels to 955 million, based on the NASS Fl...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 29 January-2 February 2018 There was an upward trend in prices for all grains as a saturated domestic market continued reacting to the positive trend in export prices. On the export market, milling wheat prices continued to grow and reached $198/MT FOB Black Sea (+$2/MT)...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Argentine Soy; South American Transport Problems; Ukrainian Soy; India Soymeal

Critical Week for Argentine Soybeans Weather forecasters are predicting substantial rains across Argentina’s driest areas on Friday and Saturday of this week with some showers at the end of the following week. However, the predicted rainfall is far from certain as are the amounts and area...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market has gained about $2.00. The FOB prices followed the rally of the U.S. and EU futures’ markets early in the week but not their later correction. The domestic market in Russia remained stable in rubles, and that currency weakened slightly against the USD d...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Hints of Changing Dynamics

Simplistic economics suggest that the value of any freely-traded commodity is ultimately determined by the balance between its supplies and demand. That is especially true for renewable crops such as grains and oilseeds that have their supplies replenished annually or semi-annually if productio...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 22-26 January 2018 There were no significant changes in domestic market trends. Prices for wheat (all grades) and feed barley continued to increase and for the same reasons as previously: high export demand and gradual depletion of stocks. The export market showed a simil...

feed-grains wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS News reports concerning a possible ADM/Bunge merger have raised questions about the future of G3 Canada, the Saudi Arabia SALIC and Bunge joint grain handling venture. However, there doesn’t seem to be much reason for concern yet since t...

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