Global Markets: Rice – Chinese Imports Decline as Exports Soar Jun 12, 2019

🕔Jun 12, 2019The convergence of China’s rice import and export quantities is shifting global rice trade dynamics. Only 10 years ago, China played a minor role in rice trade, largely self-sufficient as […]

Cleveland on Cotton: U.S. Textile Supply Chain Leaving China May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019Cotton prices had a plus week with December gaining 121 points going into the weekly close at 67.55. The market found solid support all week as mills were active with […]

Rice: Parboiling Method Reduces Inorganic Arsenic Apr 17, 2019

🕔Apr 17, 2019Contamination of rice with arsenic is a major problem in some regions of the world with high rice consumption. Now, researchers reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology have found […]

Global Markets: Grains – Chinese Stocks Swell on Production Revisions Nov 9, 2018

🕔Nov 9, 2018Last month, China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released revised area, yield, and production estimates for corn, wheat, and rice from 2007/08 through 2017/18. This month’s Supply and Demand balance […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Mali, Burkina Faso Drive Record West Africa Exports Oct 12, 2018

🕔Oct 12, 2018West Africa (WA) exports for 2018/19 are projected to surpass last year’s record, driven by record production. Mali and Burkina Faso are the largest producers and are forecast to have […]

Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh Reinstates Import Tariff Jun 13, 2018

🕔Jun 13, 2018The forecast for Bangladesh rice imports was lowered to 1.2 MMT for 2018 in response to tariff policy changes. The government announced the reinstatement of a 25 percent import tariff, […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Record World Consumption and Stocks Outside of China May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018USDA’s first detailed forecast for the 2018/19 marketing year shows world ending stocks forecast down slightly. However, stocks outside of China will increase for the third year in a row […]

Global Markets: Rice – Record Production Forecast May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018Global rice production in 2018/19 is forecast at a record, up modestly from the prior year on greater area. The largest year-to-year increase is for Bangladesh, which is expected to […]

Global Markets: Grain – Record Global Consumption Drives Stocks Down May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018For 2018/19, global corn production is projected up from last year due to larger crops in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Global consumption outpaces production for the second consecutive year as […]

Cleveland on Cotton: Eating Crow; Trucker Rules Impact Delivery – DTN Feb 23, 2018

🕔Feb 23, 2018Prices regrouped on the week with the nearby May trading to 81 cents and the July contract eased up to 82 cents. World cotton consumptions continues to expand it wings […]

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