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19 Feb 2018 |
Brazil exports of soybean got off to a slow start in February with just 586,000 mt of soybean sold in the first week and a half of the month while exports of corn reached 732,000 mt, more than in the whole of February 2017.
19 Feb 2018 |
Brazil’s soybean harvest is 17% in the bins, according to a survey by AgRural, down on 19% last year and down versus the five-year average of 26%.
19 Feb 2018 |
Ukraine’s corn farmers are facing severely pressured margins in the 2017/18 marketing year with the profitability of corn set to fell into single percentage points, a report from the Ukraine Grain Association said Monday.
19 Feb 2018 |
Russian wheat exports hit their highest weekly total since December as weather issues subsided and sellers made efforts to clear a backlog of delayed vessels, data from the ministry of agriculture showed Monday.
Market Commentary
Wheat Commentary
16 Feb 2018
With little in the way of new fundamentals to trade, talk of drought in the US remained the main topic of the day, but it was not enough to halt futures falling off on a stronger dollar and profit taking.
Corn Commentary
16 Feb 2018
Despite the stronger dollar, corn prices managed to nudge up fractionally at the end of the week, with the front month March futures contract reaching $3.68/bu as of 18:00 London time.
Soy Commentary
19 Feb 2018
Daily market commentary and all US, South American and China price assessments are suspended due to a national holiday in the US. 
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AgriCensus Daily Price Assessments: 16 Feb 2018
USD $/mt spot +/- Month 1 +/- Month 2 +/-
WHEAT            
FOB W. Aus APW 10.5% 241.50 +1.00 241.50 +1.00 243.50 +1.00
FOB Russia 12.5% 204.00 +1.25 204.00 +1.25 203.50 +1.50
FOB Ukraine 10.5% 185.25 -1.50 185.25 -1.50 185.75 -1.50
CIF Tarragona 11% 199.00 -1.00
FOB Argentina 12% 181.50 +1.50 181.50 +1.50 185.50 +1.50
FOB US Gulf HRW 11% 225.25 +1.75 225.25 +1.75 227.25 +1.75
FOB US PNW SW 10% 207.00 -3.00 207.00 -3.00 209.00 -3.00
CORN            
CIF Korea 200.00 0.00 200.00 0.00 200.75 0.00
FOB Ukraine 178.75 0.00 178.75 0.00 179.50 0.00
CIF NW Europe 198.75 0.00
FOB Argentina 175.75 -1.00 176.25 -0.75 172.50 -2.00
FOB Brazil 182.00 0.00 182.25 +0.25 181.25 +0.25
FOB US Gulf 169.25 +0.25 169.00 0.00 169.00 0.00
SOY            
CIF China 433.25 -0.75
CIF Netherlands 417.00 +1.00
FOB Brazil 401.50 +1.00 401.50 +1.00 400.50 +1.50
FOB Argentina 393.50 +3.25 393.50 +3.25 393.50 +1.50
FOB US Gulf 393.25 +2.00 393.25 +2.00 395.00 +2.25

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15 Feb 2018 |
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