Global Markets: Cotton – USDA Predicts Higher Global Production, Stocks

🕔Mar 8, 2019USDA’s first 2019/20 world cotton projections, unveiled last month at the annual Outlook Forum, anticipate that production will exceed consumption, raising world stocks slightly by 1 million bales. The outlook […]

Global Markets: Soybeans – Brazil Scores Record Exports in Feb.

🕔Mar 8, 2019In February 2019, Brazil soybean exports reached a record 6.1 million tons, more than twice the level observed in February 2018. This is in response to an early harvest and […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – U.S. Sorghum Ending Stocks Highest Since 2005/06

🕔Mar 8, 2019The build-up in forecast ending stocks is mainly due to diminished export prospects and an abundance of corn, the major competing feed grain. Corn is generally considered to be of […]

Global Markets: Rice – Philippine Imports at Record Levels

🕔Mar 8, 2019As of March 5 2019, the Philippines has implemented a law replacing rice import quantitative restrictions with tariffs and reverting the Minimum Access Volume (MAV) from 805,200 tons to its […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Competitive Pricing Suggests Rebound in EU Exports

🕔Mar 8, 2019EU wheat exports are beginning to improve after sputtering for much of the first half of 2018/19. During July-December 2018, EU exports struggled to contend with the record pace of […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Record Brazilian Exports

🕔Feb 8, 2019Brazil’s burgeoning production amidst greater global demand is expected to propel 2018/19 record exports even higher this month, driven by a record crop. This growth is mainly attributed to production […]

Global Markets: Soybeans – Smaller Supplies to Limit Brazil’s Exports

🕔Feb 8, 2019Record soybean exports in 2017/18, coupled with a reduction in the 2018/19 harvest, will significantly reduce Brazil’s exportable supplies in the coming year. Local year (Feb/Jan) exports last year reached […]

Global Markets: Corn – Import Demand in South, Southeast Asia Continues to Grow

🕔Feb 8, 2019Robust demand for corn (as both food and feed) has necessitated imports to supplement domestic production in South and Southeast Asia. Growth in feed use, particularly for hog and poultry […]

Global Markets: Rice – Intense Competition Among Asian Exporters

🕔Feb 8, 2019The Asian rice market is experiencing a shake-up in exporter market shares as each supplier vies for limited business. Indian rice exports are set to rebound in 2019 as the […]

Global Markets: Rice – Nigeria a Significant Global Importer

🕔Dec 11, 2018Over the past several years, the Nigerian government has been promoting the concept of greater self-sufficiency in rice by supporting the local production and aiming to curtail foreign trade. Nigeria […]

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