Values for both exports and futures are weakening in the wheat market with little bullish impetus foreseen towards the end of the calendar year.

Weekly Review: Bullish sugar may have further upside

Fresh sugarcane Even after a rally that brought ICE sugar futures to their strongest levels in four years, a US analyst said the commodity has the potential to strengthen further.

ICE Canada Review: Canola ends lower on spec trade

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market finished lower Thursday on speculative trading amid thin volumes.Canola was higher for much of the morning, however, once the Canadian dollar started making positive gains t...

Analysis: Ethanol and higher prices to cut Thai sugar stocks

Sugarcane harvest Thailand Level sugar production combined with higher prices on the world market and higher ethanol usage may lessen burdening sugar stocks, according to sister publication FO Licht.

EU wheat export licences starting to gain momentum

EU soft wheat export licences were above average for the season so far again in the week ended November 25, and shipments from the bloc are now more competitively priced against Black Sea rivals.

Canadian dollar expected to stay weak into 2016

The Canadian dollar will likely depreciate close to 4% by early 2016, especially as the likelihood that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates increases, one Canadian analyst said.

Canadian canola crop quality rated highly

Harvest samples continue to show that Canada grew a very high quality canola crop in 2015, according to the latest data from the Canadian Grain Commission.As of November 25, roughly 92% of the 1,945 samples col...

Steady vine fruit sales for South Africa and Australia

Raisins; DFN; dried fruit; South Africa has seen steady sales of vine fruits this year with some buyers switching from Turkish raisins to South African Choice Thompsons. 

Market Report: Smaller sunseed crop than expected

Global sunflower seed and cottonseed production will be lower than previously expected and this should help to reduce global oilseed production for 20...

Iranian pistachio exports show slow start to new season

Iranian pistachio exports declined sharply this October from those of the same month in 2014, but industry sources are cautiously optimistic that the ...

Thailand to boost rice shipments to Iran

Thailand expects to sell 200,000 tonnes of rice to Iran, following a delegation visit to the Middle East, the country’s commerce ministry said on Thur...

US pecan carry-in much higher than anticipated

The US carry-in volume of pecans into the 2015/16 season is much higher than anticipated earlier and this is indicative of a number of factors, such a...

Russia moves to restrict imports of Turkish agri-food

Russia is to ‘strengthen controls’ on imports of Turkish agri-food products in the wake of the downing of one of its fighter jets in Syria earlier thi...

Cocoa farmers pessimistic of meeting Ivorian target

Ivory Coast cocoa farmers say they doubt the country can achieve its target for the 2015/16 main crop even though abundant recent rainfall should prov...

Germany’s BayWa snaps up UK grain trader

Germany’s BayWa Group is strengthening its grain trading operations in the UK with the acquisition of Somerset-based company Wessex Grain.

Huge increase in Indonesian biodiesel demand expected

Indonesia's biodiesel consumption is seen soaring to 7.9 million kilolitres next year from 1.1-1.2 kilolitres in 2015, an industry body said, adding t...

Resurgence in guar gum usage now looks possible

Guar reached its lowest price in five years yesterday (November 24), making guar gum the cheapest hydrocolloid on the market again, according to a May...

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Egypt buys French, Russian and Romanian wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC), bought 240,000 tonnes of French, Russian and Romanian wheat in a tender on Wedne...

Indian sugar production ahead y-o-y

Crushing operations for the current 2015/16 are progressing at a faster pace than last year according to the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA).

EU olive production to increase 30% from last year

The EU olive harvest will rebound by 30% year-on-year after last year’s was one of the worst in memory having been hit by unfavourable weather conditions in key...

China DDGS imports down 29%; corn imports low

China imported 660,193 tonnes of distillers' dried grains (DDGS) in October, up 460% from a year ago, but fell 29% from September according to official customs ...

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Analysis: ginger buyers hesitant in uncertain market

New crops of dried ginger due to come through over the next few months will give international spice dealers a much better idea of the likely market direction o...

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Agbiotech company makes strides with crop field trials

Over the past eighteen months, BioConsortia, a California and New Zealand-based agbiotech company, has made considerable progress in its field crop trials aroun...

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Analysis: Argentine grains poised for post-election boom

A potential change in government this weekend could trigger a turnaround for the Argentine grains market leading to larger supplies and unlocking trade restrict...


Adverse weather creates bullish tone for Madagascar cloves

The local cloves market in Madagascar has been bullish of late due to adverse weather, Gregoire Courme of French trader Aromatum reported today.

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Australians urged to increase nut intake

Research shows that Australian consumers are not eating enough nuts to fully benefit their health.


Fine weather bolsters Argentine raisin output

Raisin production for 2016 is estimated at normal levels of 32,000 tonnes, due to good weather conditions and a new USDA report gave a figure of 33,000 tonnes f...

Guar gum splash

Guar gum price direction is difficult to predict

India’s new crops of guar seed and gum are currently being harvested and sold in the market but the future direction of prices is difficult to gauge.