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Weekly Review: Chinese hog cull fears weigh on soy market

Reports that top soy importer China may undertake massive hog culls to control African Swine Fever outbreaks have begun to vie with impatience over protracted talks on a US/China trade deal as potential chief depressant in the soy market.

Soy Futures China

USDA Export Sales: Soy sales low again

Sales of US soybeans for the week to April 11 came in at the low end of expectations.

United States Soy Exports
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Palm

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Weekly Review: Mixed pointers for palm oil

A weakening palm oil market caught an unexpected lift mid-week from trade chatter about lower than expected April production in Malaysia where the ringgit hitting a three-month low versus the US dollar did no harm to the bulls’ case either.

Palm Oil Futures

Indian veg oil imports up 26% on-year in March

India imported 1.4 million tonnes of vegetable oils in March this year, a 26% increase on the same month in 2018, led higher by imports of RBD palm olein.

India Indonesia

Weekly Review: Looser than forecast stocks stall palm’s nascent recovery

Palm spent the week retreating from last Friday’s final six-week highs as official Malay figures showed production higher and stocks falling less than expected in March.

Palm Oil Futures

Felda to receive USD1.5 bln in state support

Malaysia’s Felda will receive MYR6.2 billion (USD1.5 bln) in state aid to turn the company around after years of mismanagement.

Felda Malaysia

Palm oil countries to complain to WTO and retaliate if EU biofuel ban goes ahead

Indonesia and Malaysia will file a complaint to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) immediately as well as taking retaliatory action if the European Commission adopts a delegated act that would effectively ban palm oil in biofuel from 2024.

Trade Disputes Palm Oil

EU soybean import lead narrows

The EU’s total imports of soybeans remain higher this season than last, but the lead has narrowed in recent weeks despite relatively cheap prices for the oilseed.

Soy Palm Oil
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Soy

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US Futures Review: Soybeans lower on spillover pressure from grains

Soybean futures ended lower Monday, pressured by weakness in wheat and corn futures. Soybean meal and soybean oil futures also settled modestly lower. May soybeans were 3 1/2 cents lower at USD8.77.

Soy Futures

USDA Crop Progress: Corn planting slow as winter wheat ratings rise

US farmers are slowly making progress toward getting the growing season underway for spring-planted crops, with corn, soybean and spring wheat planting all running behind the average pace normally seen at this time of year.

Corn Wheat

US Futures Review: Soybeans edge higher ahead of holiday weekend

Soybean futures posted slight gains Thursday, finding technical support after two days of sharp losses. Soybean meal futures ended lower, while soybean oil futures saw modest gains. May soybeans were 1 1/2 cents higher at USD8.80 1/2.

Soy Futures

Amaggi reports better results on large production and good pace of exports

Amaggi, one of the largest producers and processors of grains and oilseeds in Brazil, had its 2018 results lifted by good momentum of the Brazilian soybean market last year, mainly in production and export of the oilseed from Brazil.

Financial Results Brazil

US Futures Review: Soybeans fall to five-week lows as export woes continue

Soybean futures fell sharply for the second consecutive day Wednesday as trade uncertainty and rising South American production estimates pressured the market. Soybean meal and soybean oil futures also ended lower. May soybeans were nine cents lower at USD8.79.

Soy Futures

EU threatens fourth largest wheat supplier with tariffs

The European Union has threatened import tariffs on a range of US goods, including wheat and vegetable oils, in an escalation of a trade dispute over aircraft manufacturing subsidies.

Trade Disputes EU
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Rapeseed

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Weekly Review: Rapeseed awaits clearer crop picture

Mixed weather ahead of largest rapeseed supplier Canada’s spring sowing campaign and a pending acreage assessment by official body Statistics Canada next week kept Winnipeg futures within a narrow trading.

Rapeseed Futures

German grain production expected to rise 25%

Farmers’ association German Raiffeisen Association (DRV) expects Germany’s grain harvest to rise by around 25% from the low levels caused by drought in 2018, although the current crop is in need of rain.

Germany Wheat

Big rise in cross-border food fraud cases recorded in EU

The number of requests from one European country to cooperate with others on food fraud cases shot up in 2018 compared to previous years, according to the latest annual report on the activities of the EU Food Fraud Network.

Wines Canned & Tomato Products

Weekly Review: China vacuum seen loosening rapeseed stocks

Lost Chinese demand is expected to add 1 million tonnes to Canada’s canola stockpile by the end of this season.

Rapeseed Futures

AAK reports higher profit for 2018

Oil and fats company AAK reported a net profit of SEK1.3 billion (USD142.8 mln) for 2018, up from SEK1.2 bln in 2017.

AarhusKarlshamn Financial Results

USDA April soybean data: 2018/19 US carryover trimmed

US soybean carryover for 2018/19 is down from March while the global soybean picture did not change much even with higher production in Brazil.

Soy Stocks
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Sunflower

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EU threatens fourth largest wheat supplier with tariffs

The European Union has threatened import tariffs on a range of US goods, including wheat and vegetable oils, in an escalation of a trade dispute over aircraft manufacturing subsidies.

Trade Disputes EU

US dried fruit, wine and tomato ketchup could be hit with new EU import tariffs

US food and drink products could be hit with additional import duties by the European Union, as a trade dispute between the two markets over aircraft subsidies escalates.

Tariffs Trade Disputes

AAK reports higher profit for 2018

Oil and fats company AAK reported a net profit of SEK1.3 billion (USD142.8 mln) for 2018, up from SEK1.2 bln in 2017.

AarhusKarlshamn Financial Results

EU soybean import lead narrows

The EU’s total imports of soybeans remain higher this season than last, but the lead has narrowed in recent weeks despite relatively cheap prices for the oilseed.

Soy Palm Oil

LetterOne to impose financial plan on Spanish retailer DIA

The Luxembourg-based investment fund LetterOne (Letter 1 Retail) has imposed its EUR500 million (USD566 mln) rescue plan onSpanish retailer DIA, listed on the Madrid exchange, against DIA’s management plan, worth EUR600 mln, which was presented at the shareholder meeting on March 20 in Madrid.

Investments M&A

Limiting palm oil expansion could prove a sustainability own-goal

Restricting the area under oil palm for environmental reasons could lead to expansion of other less space-efficient oilseeds and increase deforestation, according to a recent industry conference.

Sustainability Palm Oil
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Coconut

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Trade friction rising between EU and palm oil producers

Indonesia has reportedly ramped up trade tensions with the EU over the bloc’s planned phase out of palm oil use in biodiesel, the latest escalation in the spat between palm oil producing nations and the EU.

EU Trade Disputes

Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines to address palm oil issues

The Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia are to form a technical working group to address concerns in the Philippines over palm oil dumping and smuggling, Filipino agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced.

Palm Oil Coconut Oil

Philippines reiterates call for temporary ban on palm oil imports

The Philippines’ Agriculture secretary Emmanuel Piñol has called again for a temporary ban on palm oil imports from top producers Indonesia and Malaysia.

Palm Oil Coconut Oil

How will the ‘no deal’ import tariffs impact key UK agri-food markets?

The UK has announced it will suspend the application of import duties on 87% by value of products entering the country under a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario. But what will change for the agricultural sectors that will see import duties applied?

Brexit Butter

British organic sales up 5.3%

UK organic market sales increased by 5.3% on-year to GBP2.33 billion in 2018, accounting for 1.5% of total sales in the food and drink market.


Organics United Kingdom

AAK acquires vegetable oil refinery MaasRefinery

Swedish ingredients firm AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) has acquired Dutch oil and fat refining firm MaasRefinery BV.

Europe Netherlands
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Olive

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Big rise in cross-border food fraud cases recorded in EU

The number of requests from one European country to cooperate with others on food fraud cases shot up in 2018 compared to previous years, according to the latest annual report on the activities of the EU Food Fraud Network.

Wines Canned & Tomato Products

US tariff threat jeopardises a third of EU olive oil exports

The US threat to impose an import tariff on EU olive oil could prove significant for the EU industry, as the US imports significant volumes from the bloc.

Trade Disputes Tariffs

US to hit EU with new duties on food and drink products over Airbus subsidies

The United States Trade Representative has released a preliminary list of EU products, including many agri-food commodities, that it will target for additional duties unless the bloc ends the subsidies it pays to aircraft manufacturer Airbus.

Cheese Wines

LetterOne to impose financial plan on Spanish retailer DIA

The Luxembourg-based investment fund LetterOne (Letter 1 Retail) has imposed its EUR500 million (USD566 mln) rescue plan onSpanish retailer DIA, listed on the Madrid exchange, against DIA’s management plan, worth EUR600 mln, which was presented at the shareholder meeting on March 20 in Madrid.

Investments M&A

Intense debate on Brexit at IFE London

The chief executive of the UK Food & Drink Event (FDF), Ian Wright; the chief executive of Cotswold Fayre, a gourmet food supplier, Paul Hargreaves; the director of the UK Food And Drink Exporters Association, Sandra Sullivan (FDEA); and the strategy director for beef and lamb at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Will Jackson, debated Brexit at an event hosted by the International Food & Drinks exhibition (IFE) in London on March 18.

United Kingdom EU

EU olive tree area declined slightly, production increased

The EU has managed to increase its production of olives for oil in the last five years despite a slight reduction in the area dedicated to olive trees, updated Eurostat data shows.

Olive Oil EU
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