Global Markets: Grains – Chinese Stocks Swell on Production Revisions

🕔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: Oilseeds – Chinese Soybean Imports Lowered

🕔Nov 9, 2018With a 4-million-ton cut in China’s soybean import forecast this month, projected imports combined for both 2017/18 and 2018/19 have fallen 16 million tons since the start of trade tensions […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Lower Stocks, Higher Consumption, Production Since Outlook Forum Forecast

🕔Nov 9, 2018The current USDA forecast shows global 2018/19 production at 119.4 million bales, down 3.5 percent from the previous season. At the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum in February 2018, production was […]

Global Markets: Soybeans – Continued U.S.-China Tension Affecting Trade

🕔Oct 12, 2018As of the October 4 U.S. Exports Sales, U.S. soybean outstanding sales are below last year owing to fewer sales to China, which are currently 85 percent below last season. […]

Global Markets: Rice – Brazil Reasserts Role as Top South American Exporter

🕔Oct 12, 2018Brazil is the top Western Hemisphere rice producer and consumer. It is also a significant import market, and in fact a net importer as recently as 2016 and 2017. However, […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Robust Russian Exports, in Spite of Smaller Crop

🕔Oct 12, 2018Russia is off to a fast start in 2018/19 with exports to date already 30 percent more in the first 3 months than last year. Russian wheat exports are forecast […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – U.S. Corn Exports Forecast to Tie Record

🕔Oct 12, 2018Strong foreign demand, a continued lack of competition, and abundant supplies are expected to brighten export prospects well into 2018/19 (Oct-Sep). U.S. exports are currently forecast at 62.5 million tons, […]

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

🕔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: Soybeans – Share of Brazil’s Exports to China Spikes in August

🕔Sep 12, 2018The share of Brazil’s exports destined for China rose to 85 percent in August, 7 percentage points above the previous month. This increase is due to a turn to Brazilian […]

Global Markets: Rice – Venezuelan Purchases Up, Mostly Sourced from Brazil

🕔Sep 12, 2018In the first seven months of 2018, Venezuela has imported more rice than all of 2017. Purchases were particularly large ahead of the May 2018 elections. The suppliers to Venezuela […]

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