Market Report: Barley slips amidst quiet market

Pressures stemming from ongoing harvests in the southern hemisphere and favourable prospects for northern hemisphere 2016 crops have continued to weigh on barley export prices globally.  

Weekly Review: Corn and soy still weighed by mounting stocks

Corn and soybeans at the Chicago Board of Trade are stuck in a rut as fresh data revealed high supplies of both commodities.

Russia to impose temporary halt on US corn and soy imports

Russia has confirmed its decision to temporarily stop shipments of US origin soy and corn from entering the country, according to an announcement by Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Surveillance...

Early Easter helps spur demand for vine fruits

Raisins; DFN; nuts; vine fruits; Dried Fruit report; This year Easter falls earlier, so importers have reported an early increase in sales of all types of vine fruits.

Coffee prices unlikely to reach USD2 again

Coffee bulls should not expect the first deficit in six years to usher in a return to the days of USD2-a-lb arabica prices, according to a Reuters poll of 13 traders and analysts on Wednesday.The survey produce...

Warm weather assists almond bloom in California

Almond blossom; almonds; DFN; nuts; Blue Diamond Almonds; California’s almond bloom has benefited from warm weather in each of the main growing regions, a report from Blue Diamond Almonds Ingredients Division observed.

Brazil sugar output jumps in late January

Late season sugar output from Brazil's main centre-south cane belt jumped unexpectedly to 97,000 tonnes in the second half of January, after dropping to 29,000 tonnes in the first half of the month, milling ass...

China a consistent performer on peanut exports

In-shell peanuts; DFN; nuts; Chinese peanut exports; China exported a considerable quantity of peanuts last year although the bulk of its output continues to be consumed domestically.

South Africa's corn output sinks to lowest in 8 years

South Africa's 2015 corn output fell to its lowest level in eight years after an El Niño-induced drought scorched crops across key planting areas, a g...

Falling crude prices hamper demand for CDN biofuel

The trickle-down effect of slumping crude oil prices is being felt by the Canadian biofuel market, and softening demand for corn and soybeans, accordi...

ABF wants to buy remaining shares in Illovo Sugar

South Africa’s Illovo Sugar has informed its shareholders that it has received a non-binding expression of interest from controlling shareholder Assoc...

ICE US Review: Cocoa continues to march lower

ICE cocoa futures drifted lower Wednesday on speculative trading. There are ideas damage to the cocoa crop in West Africa, caused by dry winds, might ...

ICE Canada Review: Canola corrects higher

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform contracts moved higher on Wednesday, seeing a modest correction after Tuesday’s break below...

CBOT Review: Soybeans pressured by South American weather

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade closed lower on Wednesday as favourable weather in South America weighed on prices.The region is expecte...

French winter wheat area held at 80-year high

France's farm ministry on Wednesday (February 10) left almost unchanged its estimate of the area sown with winter soft wheat for the 2016 harvest, est...

Malaysian palm oil stocks decline again

Malaysia's palm oil stocks at the end of January fell 12.4% to 2.31 million tonnes from 2.63 million tonnes at the end of December, industry regulator...

South Africa sees 9% rise in macadamia exports

The country sold a total of 30,792 tonnes overseas in 2015 compared with 28,226 tonnes in the previous 12 month period.

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Russia set to confirm ban on import of US corn and soy

Russia will suspend the shipment of soybeans and corn from the US as of February 15, according to an official at the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosan...

ADM to acquire Tate & Lyle Moroccan corn mill

Archer Daniels Midland, the US agribusiness group, said it would buy a corn wet mill in Morocco from Tate & Lyle in the latest effort to boost its footprint in ...

Desiccated coconut prices moving higher

Desiccated coconut prices are continuing to be impacted by upward pressure on coconut oil as low crops are affecting supply in the Philippines, UK trader TM Duc...

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.

Dried garlic; spices;

Analysis: Garlic prices continue to climb on lower supply

Chinese dried garlic prices have surged sharply in recent months and further upturns look inevitable on dwindling stocks following reduced output last year.

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...

Cashews; DFN; nuts;

Cashew market looks to be mostly subdued

Most interested parties have contracted their needs before the start of the Tet Festival in Vietnam, Aldebaran Commodities said in a report today.

DFN; Catz dried fruit report;

DFN spot markets active but long term hesitant

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

Honey; Exotics; Chinese honey exports;

China sells more honey overseas in 2015

China recorded an 11.5% boost in its exports of honey last year and the UK played a key role in the overall increase.