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Weekly Review: US crop damage unlikely to rescue soy from broader surplus

Under threat of spoilage from untimely wet weather, US soy futures jumped to two-month highs early this week, shrugging off the looser supply situation portrayed in last week’s USDA/WASDE forecasts.

Futures Soy

Weekly Review: Rapeseed still on guard against Canadian crop risk

The recently rain/snow-delayed Canadian harvest has continued to risk deterioration of crop quality in worst-affected areas, keeping farmer selling slow and sellers on guard, market reports suggested this week.

Futures Rapeseed
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Palm

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Weekly Review: Palm still buffeted by weak exports

Strength in soy oil, palm’s key rival for global trade, proved of limited help this week as the latter market refocused on disappointing export trade.

Futures Palm Oil

Malaysia keeps CPO export tax at zero

Malaysia is keeping its export tax on crude palm oil (CPO) at 0% for November, the third consecutive month, in a bid to tackle growing stockpiles in the country.

Oils & Oilseeds Palm Oil

China to import more palm oil from Malaysia

Chinese officials have indicated the country would import more palm oil from Malaysia provided prices are competitive, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said.

Oils & Oilseeds Palm Oil

Indian vegetable oil imports ease in September

Indian vegetable oil imports in September declined by 3% from the previous month to 1.422 million tonnes, the latest figures from the Solvent Extractors Association of India (SEA) showed.

Oils & Oilseeds Soy Oil

Weekly Review: Palm supply and demand data cuts both ways

Latest monthly supply/demand data for palm oil had something for both bulls and bears, making for somewhat erratic price movement on the benchmark Malaysian Bursa exchange this week.

Palm Oil Futures

EU rapeseed oil imports higher y-o-y

EU rapeseed oil imports during the first 15 weeks of the current season were up by 15% year-on-year, as local seed supplies were limited due to this year’s disappointing harvest in major producers.

Oils & Oilseeds Rapeseed Oil
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Soy

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US Futures Review: Export cancellations weigh on soybeans

Soybean futures traded lower Friday after USDA announced sales cancellations for China. Soymeal contracts saw similar pressure, while soyoil contracts posted modest gains. November soybeans lost 6 3/4¢ at USD8.56 3/4.

Soy Soy Oil

US Futures Review: Corn closes lower to end the week in relatively quiet trade

Corn futures closed for the fourth consecutive trading day Friday, with December corn down 3 3/4¢ at USD3.67.

Corn Futures

Tariffs and drought dominate AHDB conference

Uncertainty over oilseed trades due to China’s 25% tariff on US soybeans, and grain trades unsettled by drought in growing regions were key topics at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board conference.

China United Kingdom

US Futures Review: Soybeans sharply lower on weak export sales

Soybean futures traded sharply lower Thursday as sluggish soybean export sales data weighed on the market, with similar losses in soyoil and soymeal contracts. November soybean lost 22 1/4¢ at USD8.63 1/2.

Soy Soy Oil

USDA Weekly Export Sales: Soy falls short of expectations

US soybean export sales came in below trade expectations this week for the week to October 11.

Futures United States

USDA Weekly Export Sales: No surprises for wheat

Net US wheat sales of 476,000 tonnes for the week to October 11 were 40% up on-week and consistent with the four-week average.

Futures United States
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Rapeseed

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Tariffs and drought dominate AHDB conference

Uncertainty over oilseed trades due to China’s 25% tariff on US soybeans, and grain trades unsettled by drought in growing regions were key topics at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board conference.

China United Kingdom

Cargill to introduce rapeseed-based Omega-3 feed

Cargill aims to relieve pressure on wild fish populations by making aquafeed from rapeseed oil

Rapeseed Sustainability

US share of EU soybean import market increases

The US is continuing to grow its share of the EU soybean import market this season, according to the latest figures from the European Commission’s DG Agri.

Oils & Oilseeds Soy

Weekly Review: Rapeseed watching Canadian weather

Rapeseed/canola futures continued to draw support from Canadian crop concerns, this year’s smaller EU harvest and the recent dry weather threat to Australian production.

Rapeseed Futures

EU rapeseed oil imports higher y-o-y

EU rapeseed oil imports during the first 15 weeks of the current season were up by 15% year-on-year, as local seed supplies were limited due to this year’s disappointing harvest in major producers.

Oils & Oilseeds Rapeseed Oil

Weekly Review: Rapeseed prices held by rival oils, crude jump

Paris rapeseed futures maintained last week’s firmer levels despite the European Commission raising its EU crop forecast late last week by 0.5 million tonnes to 19.7 mln tonnes.

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Sunflower

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US share of EU soybean import market increases

The US is continuing to grow its share of the EU soybean import market this season, according to the latest figures from the European Commission’s DG Agri.

Oils & Oilseeds Soy

Indian vegetable oil imports ease in September

Indian vegetable oil imports in September declined by 3% from the previous month to 1.422 million tonnes, the latest figures from the Solvent Extractors Association of India (SEA) showed.

Oils & Oilseeds Soy Oil

UK eyes increased farm trade with Ukraine post-Brexit

The UK is taking steps to improve bilateral agribusiness relations with Ukraine, by offering British expertise in agricultural machinery, grain storage, and food processing.

Ukraine United Kingdom

Ukraine’s Allseeds wins investors for expansion plans

The Dutch Development Bank (FMO) and Diligent Capital Partners (DCP) have become shareholders in Ukrainian oilseeds processor Allseeds SA, having acquired 16% of the company’s shares.

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EU rapeseed oil imports higher y-o-y

EU rapeseed oil imports during the first 15 weeks of the current season were up by 15% year-on-year, as local seed supplies were limited due to this year’s disappointing harvest in major producers.

Oils & Oilseeds Rapeseed Oil

Ukraine’s Allseeds to increase veg oil capacity

Ukraine’s Allseeds Group is planning to increase its storage capacity for vegetable oils at its terminal in Yuzhny port, Odesa.

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Coconut

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Indian cooperative to build coconut processing plant

India-based cooperative Campco is to invest INR400.0 million (USD5.4 mln) to build a specialist coconut products factory.

Desiccated Coconut India

Dried fruit and nuts are the focus of round table meeting

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (CBI) held its annual round table event last week. This was attended, as before, by IEG Vu.

Cashews Dried Tropical Fruit

Palm oil firm buys coconut oil producer Markham Farming

New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL), a subsidiary of Malaysian palm oil giant Sime Darby Plantation (SDP), has acquired coconut oil producer and exporter Markham Farming Co for USD53 million.

Oils & Oilseeds Coconut Oil

India exporting more coconut oil

Coconut production in India has increased substantially in the last four years, leading to higher exports of coconut oil.

Oils & Oilseeds Coconut Oil

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.

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Olive

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Commission presents EU-Vietnam trade deal for conclusion

The European Commission has presented the EU-Vietnam trade and investment agreements for conclusion to the Council and European Parliament, paving the way for improved market access for EU agri-food products and protection to 169 Geographical Indications.

EU Vietnam

EU to spend EUR172 mln to promote agri-food products

The European Commission will provide funding of EUR172.5 million (USD199 mln) from the EU agricultural budget to promote agri-food products produced in the bloc at home and across the world.

Olive Oil Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Consolidation and emerging markets key to growth for EU veg oil sector

Consolidation and expansion into emerging markets are two strategies for growth set out in a report by Rabobank on the European vegetable oil sector.

Oils & Oilseeds Palm Oil

Spanish organic vineyards expansion slows down

Spain had 2,082,173 hectares of land devoted to organic production surface in 2017, representing an increase of 3.1% over the area reported in 2016. However, the area devoted to organic wine grapes was unchanged at just under 107,000 ha.

Wines Spain

EU fruit & veg, dairy, meat & wine support survives in new CAP, simpler GI system

The EU food and drink sector has an uneasy relationship with the Common Agricultural Policy. But under the new CAP proposals for 2021-27, many market support measures will be maintained, while the system for registering geographical indications (GIs) will be made easier.

Wines Canned Peaches

Higher olive oil prices prompt EU consumers to switch

Higher retail prices of olive oil caused by poor olive harvests in some of the top producing countries are prompting consumers to switch to cheaper alternatives such as sunflower oil.

Oils & Oilseeds Olive Oil
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