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23 Mar 2018 | Andy Allan
China’s government on Friday released a list of 128 US products it may target in its trade spat with the US, including a raft of agricultural products, but notable by its absence was soybean.
23 Mar 2018 | Andy Allan
Premiums for Brazilian beans over Chicago physical futures rocketed around 10-15 cents per bushel on Friday on a spate of Chinese buying, according to three brokers.
23 Mar 2018 | Tom Houghton
Tunisia’s state grain buyer Office de Cereales has bought milling wheat, durum wheat and barley at tender, market sources said Friday.
23 Mar 2018 | Tim Worledge
Corn topped the delayed US sales export data release, with 1.47 million mt reported in the week ending March 15, with soybean reporting 759,000 mt and wheat at 265,200 mt, according to USDA data.
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Wheat Commentary
23 Mar 2018
Wheat futures managed to claw back some ground Friday and remain in the green all day despite the wider agricultural space turning red, with Chicago SRW for March and May up 0.7% while Kansas City HRW was up 1.3% for March and 1.2% for May.
Corn Commentary
23 Mar 2018
The front month corn contract was, for the second consecutive day, caught in the cross winds of a firmer wheat market but weaker soybean values to leave it relatively unchanged at 1300 Eastern Time.
Soy Commentary
23 Mar 2018
Futures fell to touch a six-week low in trade on Friday as the market started to price in the impact of a Chinese tax on US soybean - a move that made Brazil premiums soar.
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AgriCensus Daily Price Assessments: 23 Mar 2018
USD $/mt spot +/- Month 1 +/- Month 2 +/-
FOB W. Aus APW 10.5% 236.00 -1.75 236.00 -1.75 238.00 -1.75
FOB Russia 12.5% 208.75 +0.50 208.75 +0.50 209.25 +0.50
FOB Ukraine 10.5% 197.50 0.00 197.50 0.00 199.50 0.00
CIF Tarragona 11% 209.75 0.00
FOB Argentina 12% 221.50 +1.25 220.75 +0.50 224.75 +0.50
FOB US Gulf HRW 11% 224.75 +2.25 224.75 +2.25 224.75 +2.25
FOB US PNW SW 10% 210.00 +1.75 209.75 +1.50 211.75 +1.50
CIF Korea 217.75 0.00 218.00 0.00 217.00 0.00
FOB Ukraine 196.25 -1.00 196.00 -1.00 197.00 -1.00
CIF NW Europe 218.00 -1.00
FOB Argentina 185.25 +0.50 185.00 +0.25 185.75 +0.25
FOB Brazil 207.00 +0.25 207.00 +0.25 207.00 +0.25
FOB US Gulf 181.50 +0.75 180.75 +1.25 180.75 +1.25
CIF China 447.00 +4.00
CIF Netherlands 419.00 -2.00
FOB Brazil 413.00 +4.00 413.00 +3.00 413.00 +0.75
FOB Argentina 406.00 0.00 406.00 -1.50 406.00 -1.50
FOB US Gulf 401.25 -0.75 401.25 -0.75 401.25 -0.75

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23 Mar 2018 | Andy Allan
Brazil's massive soybean harvest has reached 65% of the expected planted area, according to consultants AgRural, up seven percentage points on the week, but behind the 68% harvest level of last year.
23 Mar 2018 | Tim Worledge
The slew of logistic issues that dogged US exports are easing, bringing relief to CIF corn values in key export hubs, but tight elevation capacity is ensuring that FOB values remain well supported, market sources told Agricensus on Friday.
22 Mar 2018 | Rei Geyssens
The Buenos Aires Grain Exchange (BAGE) trimmed its 2017/18 soy crop by a further 2.5 million mt down to 39.5 million mt, with the most recent losses in the north eastern area of the country which was hit by drought during critical growth stages, the exchange said in an update Thursday.
20 Mar 2018 | Andy Allan, Rei Geyssens
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22 Mar 2018 | Tim Worledge
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4 Mar 2018 | Tom Houghton
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21 Mar 2018 | Rei Geyssens
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23 Mar 2018 | Andy Allan
A survey of almost 1,400 farmers has estimated that the planted area of soybeans in the US will increase to 91.5 million acres for the 2018/2019 marketing year, the first time that soy will outpace corn plantings in 35 years.
23 Mar 2018 | Rei Geyssens
Canadian wheat exports are expected to hit more than a three-year high of 21.9 million mt in the next marketing year, driven by an increase in durum acreage and a return to normal yields, the Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s (AAFC) said in its March update released late Thursday.
23 Mar 2018 | Rei Geyssens
South Korea’s Prime Minister is set to restart trade talks with the Mercosur trade bloc in the first half of 2018 after meeting the Brazilian president earlier this week, with a key focus on the bloc’s corn and soy exports to South Korea.
23 Mar 2018 | Tom Houghton
Ukrainian grain exports have struggled to keep up with pace of previous years, dropping almost 10% year-on-year to 30 million mt, according to data published by Ukraine’s food safety agency Thursday.
23 Mar 2018 | Rei Geyssens
French soft wheat rated "good to excellent" lost a further percentage point in the week to March 18, as the EU’s largest wheat grower emerges from a long, cold spell which has damaged the crop, data from FranceAgriMer showed Friday.
22 Mar 2018 | Tim Worledge
South Korea’s NOFI has picked up a panamax cargo of corn at a tender that it initially floated on Wednesday, but passed on as offer prices were deemed too high, a market source has told Agricensus Thursday.
22 Mar 2018 | Andy Allan
The International Grain Council on Thursday said it expects coarse grain stocks to fall for the first time in five years as demand soars 1.5% amid a 0.7% fall in supply during the 2018/19 marketing year.
22 Mar 2018 | Rei Geyssens
Indian wheat imports for the 2018/19 campaign are expected at 1.5 million mt, despite high domestic stocks as the crop size is expected to be lower than previous governmental “optimistic” forecasts, the USDA said.
22 Mar 2018 | Tom Houghton
EU-wide exports of wheat fell to their lowest level of the marketing year as sellers continue to struggle on the international stage due to strong competition and an uncompetitive euro, data from the European Commission released Thursday showed.