Articles By Eoin Hughes

11 hours ago | Eoin Hughes
Warm weather generally benefitted crops in Europe, but rain was still a problem in Northwestern Europe, the latest Monitoring Agricultural Resources (MARS) report from the EU showed on Monday April 22.
18 Apr 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Wetter weather is expected to continue across France and Germany, possibly slowing the pace of spring planting...
18 Apr 2024 | Eoin Hughes
The International Grains Council (IGC) has cut its world grain production forecast for the 2023-24 marketing year by 3 million tonnes to 2.3 billion tonnes...
Freight rates rose in the week to Wednesday April 17, ending several weeks of falls with supply tightening and demand beginning to pick up in the Atlantic...
Freight rates continued to ease in the week ended Wednesday April 10, with the movement of ballasters into the Atlantic still putting pressure on rates...
4 Apr 2024 | Eoin Hughes
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has raised its wheat and corn production estimates for the 2023/24 marketing year in the April agricultural market information system (AMIS) report.
Freight rates eased in the week to Wednesday April 3, with increasing ship availability in the Atlantic continuing to weigh on rates...
Freight rates eased in the week to Wednesday March 27, with demand from exports waning and more supply arriving in the Atlantic...
25 Mar 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Overly wet weather has hurt crops in Europe, but overall yields did not decrease...
20 Mar 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Agricultural trade body Coceral has lowered its 2024 wheat crop forecast for the EU27 (the EU’s 27 members) and the...
6 Mar 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Freight rates rose in the week to March 6th, as stronger grain and ore exports from Brazil and strengthening China demand...
Freight rates eased in the week to February 28, as an increased supply of ballasting ships weighed on rates in the Atlantic.
28 Feb 2024 | Eoin Hughes
South Africa will have a lower corn, sunseed and soybean production this year, according to the first estimates for 2024...
27 Feb 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Persistent drought has hurt crops across North Africa and is likely to mean lower wheat and barley production in most countries...
26 Feb 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Crops have faced contrasting problems from dry conditions in southeastern Europe and waterlogging in the northwest...
21 Feb 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Freight rates rose in the week to February 21, as tighter supply of shipping in the Atlantic continued to bite, while exports from...
20 Feb 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Weekly soybean imports into the European Union amounted to 4,259 mt in the period to February 13, according to initial data...
Freight rates rose in the week to February 14, as ship supply in the Atlantic tightened and sentiment was positive despite the...
13 Feb 2024 | Eoin Hughes
Weekly soybean imports into the European Union amounted to 81,825 mt in the week ending February 11, according to initial...
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