Articles By Sam Balf

7 hours ago | Sam Balf
The EU's weekly wheat exports amounted to 40,790 tonnes in the week to May 3, according to initial data from the European Commission released on Tuesday May 21. ​
8 hours ago | Sam Balf
Tunisia's state grain importer has issued an international tender to buy 100,000 tonnes of milling wheat for shipment in June, according to a document seen by Fastmarkets on Tuesday May 21.
17 May 2024 | Sam Balf
European traders were surprised Friday that German 11.5% protein wheat was traded at a record-low discount to wheat futures.
17 May 2024 | Sam Balf
Germany's federal statistics office, Destatis, has reported a 19.6% rise in total spring grain sowings compared with last year, with the total area increasing by 188,000 hectares...
16 May 2024 | Sam Balf
Rouen milling wheat exports were up 23% on the week, to 110,691 tonnes in the week to Wednesday May 15, according to data released by port operator Haropa.
16 May 2024 | Sam Balf
The Turkish Grain Board (TMO) has announced an export tender for a total of 75,000 tonnes of durum wheat for loading June 6-28...
16 May 2024 | Sam Balf
France’s state-backed farm agency FranceAgriMer has moderately increased its forecast for 2023/24 soft wheat exports outside the European Union in its monthly outlook...
15 May 2024 | Sam Balf
Euronext's commitment of traders report in the week to Friday May 10 showed investors adding to their long positions in wheat futures, further growing the contract’s net-long position on the exchange.
15 May 2024 | Sam Balf
France’s farm ministry Agreste kept its forecast for a decline in the French soft wheat planted area, with its estimates for winter soft wheat planting area for the 2024 harvest remaining at 4.37 million hectares...
10 May 2024 | Sam Balf
European wheat futures continued on a strong run on Friday May 10 and soared during intra-day trading to highs not reached since July 2023.
10 May 2024 | Sam Balf
Milling wheat exports from the French port of Rouen totaled 89,440 tonnes in the week to Wednesday May 8, up by 41% week on week, according to data released by port operator Haropa.
8 May 2024 | Sam Balf
Euronext’s commitment of traders report for the week to Friday May 3 showed that investors continued to cut their short positions in wheat futures, further growing the contract’s net long position on the exchange.
2 May 2024 | Sam Balf
Rouen milling wheat exports were down by 37% in the week to Wednesday May 1 at 63,000 tonnes, according to data released by port operator Haropa.
25 Apr 2024 | Sam Balf
South Africa’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) released its third production forecast for summer crops in 2024, as well as winter planting plans, on Thursday April 25.
25 Apr 2024 | Masha Belikova, Sam Balf
Algeria’s state grain importer Inter-professional Office of Cereals (OAIC) has purchased an estimated 200,000 tonnes of durum wheat for June, market participants told Fastmarkets.
25 Apr 2024 | Sam Balf
Rouen milling wheat exports were down by 11% on the week, at 100,899 tonnes in the week to Wednesday April 24...
24 Apr 2024 | Sam Balf
Euronext’s commitment of traders report for the week ended Friday April 19 showed investors trimming their long positions in wheat futures...
22 Apr 2024 | Sam Balf
European wheat futures soared during intra-day trading on Monday April 22, with weather and geopolitical risks causing the May Euronext wheat contract to go up by €9 per tonne to €215.50 ($230) per tonne as of 16:39 CET, a high for the day.
22 Apr 2024 | Sam Balf
Iran's state importer booked a single cargo of 60,000 tonnes of soybean meal according to trade sources, after concluding an...
19 Apr 2024 | Sam Balf
The South Korean Flour Millers’ Association (Kofmia) picked up a total of 50,000 tonnes of US-origin milling wheat in tenders concluded on Friday April 19...
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