Articles By Tom Houghton

19 Feb 2018 |
Saudi Arabia bought 960,000 mt of feed barley over the weekend at tender, paying 12.3% more than it did at its previous tender a month ago as tightening global supply pushes prices higher still, market sources 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.
16 Feb 2018 |
The share of US exports in the global grain and oilseed trade is set to decrease over the coming decade as a strong dollar and increased competition eat into its traditional markets, a forecast from the USDA said late Thursday.
15 Feb 2018 |
Weekly EU wheat exports came in at the third-lowest figure in three years, data from the European Commission showed Thursday.
15 Feb 2018 |
Saudi Arabia was looking to buy more barley at tender Thursday, with state-owned buyer SAGO looking for 960,000 mt for delivery between April 1-May 15, having already spent over $1 billion to date in the 2017/18 marketing year.
14 Feb 2018 |
Dubai-based trader GTCS has exported more grain from Russia than any other company in the 2017/18 marketing year, increasing its sales year-on-year by more than 43% as it has taken advantage of this year’s record-breaking crop.
14 Feb 2018 |
French export agency FranceAgriMer has revised its wheat export forecast down by 455,000 mt on the back of decreased demand, according to data released Wednesday.
13 Feb 2018 |
Drought across North America is putting pressure on the condition of an already-damaged winter wheat crop, the USDA said in its monthly Wheat Outlook report Monday.
13 Feb 2018 |
Australia's anticipated sorghum production has been cut by more than a quarter on weather-based planting delays, giving the market food for thought as a trade spat over sorghum exports intensifies between China and the US.
13 Feb 2018 |
France’s 2017/187 winter wheat crop is set to total 36.59 million mt – 32.8% higher than the previous year, but 1.1% lower than previously forecast – agriculture ministry agency Agreste said in an update Tuesday.
12 Feb 2018 |
Farming and food bodies have urged the UK government to clarify policies which will affect the sector post-Brexit, warning perceived indecision is “already being felt in the sector as uncertainty and lack of clarity impacts business confidence.”
12 Feb 2018 |
Ukrainian grain sales have fallen 8.7% year-on-year as lower production and increased competition have eaten into its market share in most instances, data published by Ukrainian customs authorities showed Friday.
12 Feb 2018 |
Russian wheat exports have picked up speed again after logistical issues hampered the export pace over the past fortnight, data from the ministry of agriculture showed Monday.
9 Feb 2018 |
GASC booked its first non-Russian cargo since mid-December as it returned to the market Friday and bought a total of 460,000 mt of wheat for March 12-22 delivery.
9 Feb 2018 |
Russia will export 47.2 million mt of grain in the 2017/18 marketing year, Russian logistics operator RusAgroTrans said in a research note Friday.
9 Feb 2018 |
Population growth, shifting patterns of consumption, and growing industrial consumption have put Indonesia on course to become the world’s biggest wheat buyer in 2017/18 marketing year, data from the USDA showed.
8 Feb 2018 |
EU imports of corn have passed the 10 million mt mark and now stand 54% higher than at the same stage last year as buyers have taken advantage of low global corn prices and favourable freight rates, data from the European Commission showed Thursday.
8 Feb 2018 |
Markets fell in the wake of a bearish WASDE, with higher US ending stocks and lower exports weighing further on a market which fundamentally remains well-supplied around the world.
7 Feb 2018 |
The ins and outs of buying wheat in Egypt are more complicated than they might sound at first.
6 Feb 2018 |
Despite an action-packed month in the wheat market which saw weather-related fears driving a futures rally, the market will have to wait until May before it sees any reflection of recent winterkill and drought fears on the supply side, leaving the market expecting a business-as-usual release for tomorrow’s WASDE.
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