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Argentine crop estimates plummet in ‘worst conditions in ten years’

Continuing drought has cut 5.5 million tonnes from Argentina’s soybean crop and 4.9 mln tonnes from its corn crop, according to the Rosario Exchange’s latest estimates.

Soy Corn Argentina

Overnight Futures Review: Soy eases despite poor Argentine prospects

Soybean futures traded a 2½¢ lower for the March contract to USD10.32 per bushel in the overnight session.

Soy Futures United States
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Palm

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Indian veg oil imports see strong growth in January

India, the world’s largest buyer of edible oils, saw its import bill in January 2018 rise by 23% compared with the same month a year earlier.

Oils & Oilseeds Palm Oil

Weekly Review: Opposition to EU palm import curb grows

The list of member states opposing, through one avenue or another, the EU’s controversial plans to curb palm oil/diesel imports seems to be getting longer each week.

Palm Oil Futures

KLK reports profit drop on lower CPO prices

Malaysian palm oil conglomerate Kuala Lumpur Kepong Bhd (KLK) reported an 11% drop in net profit for the first quarter ended Dec 31, 2017, amid depressed prices of crude palm oil (CPO) and lower sales volumes.

Commercial Financial Results

Overnight Futures Review: Soy market continues to monitor Argentina weather

Soybean futures closed lower last week as South American weather continued to dominate market attention. 

Oils & Oilseeds Soy

Malaysian palm oil stocks decline in January

Malaysian palm oil inventories fell by 7% at end-January, according to government data released today.

Oils & Oilseeds Palm Oil

Weekly Review: China’s ray of hope for palm market

After all the recent talk of palm’s key export custom coming under multiple threats, it must have heartened the Malay industry to hear China’s ambassador pledge no limits on the amounts his country would import.

Palm Oil Futures
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Soy

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US Futures Review: Soybeans edge back after recent gains

March soybeans ended down 2 1/4¢, settling at USD10.32 per bushel while soymeal settled mixed and soyoil closed slightly lower.

Soymeal Soy Oil

USDA forecasts even corn, soybeans acreage 2018

US corn and soybean acreage in 2018 is seen even while more acres are expected to be planted to wheat and cotton, according to forecasts released by USDA.

Corn Soy

What traders are talking about: USDA in focus

USDA's Outlook Forum near Washington, DC, is the attention point for US agricultural markets with initial figures on 2018 acreage prospects the key data to be released today.

Corn Wheat

US Futures Review: Soybeans extend gains on weather

Soybean futures settled higher again Wednesday with the March contract gaining 7 3/4¢ to close at USD10.34 1/4.
Soy Soymeal

Overnight Futures Review: Soy looks for inspiration

Soybean futures traded a ½¢ higher in the March contract at USD10.27 per bushel in the overnight session.

Soy Futures

What traders are talking about: US dollar remains grain market influence

Strength in the US dollar index this week is translating into a headwind for wheat futures in particular as the US continues to face competition on the world wheat market:

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Rapeseed

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Indian veg oil imports see strong growth in January

India, the world’s largest buyer of edible oils, saw its import bill in January 2018 rise by 23% compared with the same month a year earlier.

Oils & Oilseeds Palm Oil

Ukraine’s 2017 veg oil exports up by a quarter

Ukraine’s exports of vegetable oils rose by nearly a quarter in 2017, according to the country’s State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

Oils & Oilseeds Sunflower Oil

Fatal explosion at Saipol oilseed plant in France

Two people died after an explosion at an oilseed crush plant in Dieppe, France, belonging to Europe’s largest biodiesel producer Saipol, part of the Avril group.

Operations People

Weekly Review: Canola borrows soy support

Winnipeg canola futures edged up to their best closing prices of the year, largely in sympathy with the firmer trend in soybeans. 

Rapeseed Futures

French farm ministry cuts 2018 wheat, rapeseed area

France's farm ministry today cut its estimate of the 2018 area for soft winter wheat and rapeseed from its initial new-season forecast in December.

Grains & Feed Wheat

Australian winter crop production raised by 8%

The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) raised its estimate for the country’s winter crop production by 8% from a previous forecast in December to 37.8 million tonnes.

Oils & Oilseeds Rapeseed
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Sunflower

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Black Sea sunflower oil prices start 2018 lower

Prices of sunflower oil from Russia and Ukraine have fallen by around 3% over the past three months, due in part to seasonal trends and sluggish global demand.

Oils & Oilseeds Sunflower Oil

Indian veg oil imports see strong growth in January

India, the world’s largest buyer of edible oils, saw its import bill in January 2018 rise by 23% compared with the same month a year earlier.

Oils & Oilseeds Palm Oil

South Africa 2017 crop estimates hit the mark

Final calculations for South African production of corn, sunflower seeds, soybeans, groundnuts and sorghum were all within 1% of estimates released in September 2017.

South Africa Sorghum

Russian sunoil exports set new record in December

Russian exporters shipped 243,000 tonnes of sunflower oil in December 2017, a new monthly record, according to local analyst SovEcon.

Oils & Oilseeds Sunflower Oil

Ukraine’s 2017 veg oil exports up by a quarter

Ukraine’s exports of vegetable oils rose by nearly a quarter in 2017, according to the country’s State Fiscal Service of Ukraine.

Oils & Oilseeds Sunflower Oil

Egypt's GASC buys sunflower oil in tender

Egypt's state-buyer GASC bought 35,000 tonnes of sunflower oil in a tender on Tuesday (February 13).

Oils & Oilseeds Sunflower Oil
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Coconut

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Cargill joins collaboration to boost sustainable coconut oil production

US commodities giant Cargill has joined German chemicals giant BASF, consumer goods group Procter & Gamble (P&G), and the German association for international cooperation (GIZ) to help establish a sustainable certified supply chain of coconut oil in the Philippines and Indonesia.

Coconut Oil Oils & Oilseeds

Analysis: Drought challenges Sri Lankan coconut oil market

The lagged effects of the prolonged drought that began last year and stretched well into 2017, as well as previous dry spells; have sharply reduced Sri Lanka’s coconut crop and nut size.

Coconut Oil Oils & Oilseeds

Analysis: Challenges face Indian castor seed sector

In the course of the last 20 years, India's domestic edible oil production has risen only about a third, whereas imports have surged 12 fold to 14.6 million tonnes, to keep pace with growing consumption. This dichotomy has turned India into the world's top buyer of cooking oils, mainly palm oil, with the country meeting nearly 70% of its total edible oil requirements through imports.

Oils & Oilseeds Coconut Oil

Coconut pricing pressure should ease soon

Prices of Sri Lankan desiccated coconut and other coconut products have increased of late due to a low crop in the country but prices should ease over the next six to eight weeks as output starts to improve, Foodnews was told at the IFE at London’s ExCel last week.

Beverages Bottled Water

Market Report: Palm oil price drops drastically, near 5-month lows

Palm oil futures have remained close to the 5-month lows hit last week, with values falling sharply on Thursday, due to a technical sell-off and a bearish edible oils complex overall, at a time of year when the market normally sees some bullishness.

Coconut Oil Palm Kernel Oil

USDA Ag Attaché Reports: China, Indonesia, Ukraine, Canada, Peru, Thailand, Turkey & More

USDA Ag Attaché Reports: China, Indonesia, Ukraine, Canada, Peru, Thailand, Turkey & More

Corn Rice
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Olive

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Spanish olive oil prices stable in 2018

Prices of Spanish olive oil started the new year relatively stable, as Spanish authorities confirmed this season’s production outlook.

Oils & Oilseeds Olive Oil

US sets preliminary antidumping duties for Spanish olives

Imports of Spanish table olives are coming into the US at less than fair value, a preliminary finding by the US Department of Commerce determined (DoC).

Oils & Oilseeds Olive Oil

Borges closes 2017 with excellent results

Borges International Group (BIG) increased its net profit to EUR14.8 million (USD18 mln) in 2017.

Dried Fruit & Nuts Olive Oil

Spanish EVOO prices end 2017 higher

Prices of Spanish extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) ended 2017 4% higher than in December 2016, the International Olive Council (ICO) said in its latest newsletter.

Spain Olive Oil

Global Outlook 2018: Despite ongoing disease concerns, the outlook for olive oil is positive

Olive oil prices are likely to moderate in 2018, as production in the main suppliers of the oil is expected to recover in the current season, despite ongoing disease problems in Europe.

Oils & Oilseeds Olive Oil

EU official urges Italy to step up fight against olive tree disease

The EU's top health official called on Italy to do more in the fight against the disease that has ravaged olive groves in part of the country.

Oils & Oilseeds Olive Oil
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