Market Report: Cocoa price recovery on the cards?

Cocoa prices have continued to fall over recent weeks, this week hitting their lowest point since April 2015.

Weekly Review: Canola lower on loonie leap

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts finished lower for the week ended February 3, as the improving fortunes of the Canadian dollar weighed down canola.

DFN spot markets active but long term hesitant

DFN; Catz dried fruit report; January 2016 proved to be quite active for spot demand in various dried fruits and nuts, Catz International observed in a report today.

Brazil soy crop more than half sold

Brazil's 2015/16 soybean crop is 51% sold, analyst Safras & Mercado said on Friday, well above the five-year average 44% sold for this time of year.A year ago the previous crop was 38% sold at this time. A ...

Egypt cancels second wheat tender in a week

Egypt annulled its second wheat tender this week due to a lack of offers as import restrictions continue to shake the market on Friday (February 5).

Mozambique cashew prices surge to new peaks

Cashews; DFN; nuts; Farm gate prices of cashew nuts in Mandlakazi district in Mozambique’s southern Gaza province have reached new highs this season, topping earlier expectations.

EU wheat export licences close gap on last year

The EU awarded 786,000 tonnes of soft wheat export licences in the week ended February 2, down from 822,000 tonnes in the prior seven days but still the fourth highest weekly volume for the 2015/16 marketing ye...

South Africa boosts raisin exports by 51%

Raisins; dried fruit; vine fruits; DFN; South Africa recorded a 51% increase in its raisin exports last year to 52,935 tonnes.

New lows hit by Baltic Dry Index

The cost of shipping dry goods across the ocean continues to explore uncharted waters, with the Baltic Dry Index now below 300 points for the first ti...

Strong demand spurs new almond plantings in Chile

Strong international demand for almonds and high prices of raw almonds in recent years have resulted in renewed interest for almond cultivation in Chi...

ICE Canada Review: Canola weighed down by surging CDN dollar

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market suffered losses Thursday, pressured by the continued rise of the Canadian dollar.The Canadian dollar was up relat...

CBOT Review: Soybean sales at marketing-year low

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed mostly lower on Friday, as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released export dat...

ICE US Review: Choppy cocoa back down

COCOA contracts on the ICE Futures US platform settled down on Thursday, continuing the back-and-forth pattern of the past two weeks as the market loo...

Chinese peanut market set to slow down

The Chinese peanut market will inevitably slow down as the country’s New Year is imminent, Aldebaran Commodities noted in a February 4 report.

Global cereals crop forecast mixed

Predictions for the 2016 cereal crop harvests are mixed, in large part on account of prevailing weather patterns associated with El Niño, especially i...

Palm price rallies on lower production forecast

Malaysian palm oil futures rose for a second trading day to reach a new 20-month high on Wednesday as traders forecast lower palm oil output in Februa...

Weather conditions crucial for dried fruit producers

As spring approaches, farmers worldwide watch weather conditions carefully as if there is unseasonal warm weather followed by a sudden cold snap there...

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Higher stocks anticipated for Canadian oats: analyst

Chicago Board of Trade oats are relatively weak, but fairly priced, according to one US analyst, and traders are looking to an upcoming Statistics Canada report...

Brazil sugar exports fall in January

Brazil exported only 1.496 million tonnes of sugar in January 2016, down sharply from 2.842 mln a month earlier and also below 2.362 shipped in the same month l...

Potential for lower flax area this year

While the seeded area of flax in Canada has been increasing over the past four years that upward momentum could be halted in 2016/17.

Feed barley market steady, gains expected in spring

The feed barley market is holding relatively steady in Alberta early in the New Year, but advances are expected looking ahead to the spring.

Macadamias; DFN; nuts; Analysis;

Macadamia: does China hold key to 2016 prices?

International traders are cautiously optimistic that macadamia prices will hold reasonable levels this year and help sustain demand to a decent volume.

CBOT Review: Soy lower with export data on last day of 2015

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed weaker on Thursday as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its weekly export report,...

Ukraine may benefit from Russian ban on Turkish food

Russian trade measures against Turkey may give Ukraine a chance to regain its position in the Turkish food market, analyst UkrAgroConsult said on Tuesday (Decem...

Indian spice exports set to cross USD2.5 billion mark

Indian spices, which have been going through a prolonged purple patch in recent years, have maintained their strong growth pattern in exports during the ongoing...

Hazelnuts; DFN; nuts;

Hazelnut prices buckle further as supplies pick up

Turkish hazelnut prices have weakened further on increased arrivals.

Dried pineapple; tropicals; dried fruit; QFN;

Pineapple core prices likely to stay competitive

Availability of pineapple core looks favourable for the time being, QFN Trading & Agency observed in its latest report on tropical dehydrated fruits.

Guar gum; exotics; minors;

Guar gum market holding stable range

The guar gum market has remained stable over the last month or so and prices are range bound, UK trader Mayfair Commodities said in its latest report on the sec...