Global Markets: Wheat – Smaller Production, Lower Consumption, Tighter Stocks

🕔Apr 10, 2019Global production in 2018/19 was down 4 percent from the previous year to the lowest level in 4 years. Much of the decline was in major exporting countries. The European […]

Commodity Markets: Do We Need More Futures Contracts?

🕔Dec 3, 2018In the last couple of months, there has been news about a new futures contract for soybeans. The Financial Times and Reuters, among others, reported that the CME Group, the […]

Wheat Market: Strong Demand Pushes Global Prices Higher

🕔Jun 28, 2018With the world consuming more wheat than it produces for the first year since 2012/13, prices are also on the rise. According to Global Trade Atlas data, the average global wheat price […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Production Down from Last Year’s Record

🕔May 11, 2018Global production is forecast at 748 million tons, down 11 million from the record set last year, and the third-largest on record. Production among the top exporting countries is projected […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Turkey and Kazakhstan Top Global Flour Exporters

🕔Mar 9, 2018Most of the world’s wheat trade is in the form of grain due to the greater perishability of flour as well as the desire to mill in-country and capture value-added […]

Wheat Market: Early Estimates Expect Black Sea Production to Fall

🕔Feb 22, 2018USDA will issue its first 2018/19 U.S. wheat production estimate on Feb. 23 at its Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum, rounding out the estimates already available for Northern Hemisphere wheat exporting […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Black Sea Region Gains Market Share from Traditional Exporters

🕔Jan 12, 2018The traditional major wheat exporters are Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU), and the United States, but in recent years the Black Sea region–Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine – has emerged […]

Wheat Market: Futures Tumble, While Protein Premiums Soar

🕔Dec 14, 2017As the Dec. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) confirms, global wheat supplies are at a record high this year. USDA increased its estimate for 2017/18 global wheat […]

Global Corn, Soybean, Wheat Production Changes are Key to Price Variability

🕔Nov 11, 2015Introduction Annual changes in production are a key determinant of price variability for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Production variability can occur across the globe, but it is usually of most […]

World Grain Markets: U.S. Exports Expecting Lowest Drop Since 1971

🕔Oct 9, 2015U.S. 2015/16 marketing year exports (June-May) are forecast to drop to the lowest level since 1971/72 because of high relative prices, abundant competitor supplies, and a strong U.S. dollar. International […]

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