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.

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 2015/16 to 531.0 million tonnes, according to the latest USDA ...

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 provide a boost to production in the world's top producer.Insuff...

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 that increased demand was crucial for the country's to meet i...

Resurgence in guar gum usage now looks possible

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

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 Wednesday (November 25).

ICE US Review: Sugar mostly lower on increased selling

ICE SUGAR closed mixed, but mostly lower, on Wednesday as a stronger US dollar and resulting weakness in the Brazilian real pressured prices. A stronger US dollar is bearish for sugar, as producers increase sel...

CBOT Review: Soybeans up in pre-holiday trade

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were up nine to twelve cents per bushel on Wednesday, with speculators covering short positions ahead of the US Thanksgiving holiday behind some of the activity.The...

Lower Canadian grain output yields faster railway deliveries

A year ago Western Canadian short line railways were struggling to meet commitments, but this year’s smaller grain production has reduced the stress o...

Dryness to linger in Northern Brazil

Lower chance of rainfall in northern Brazil could continue impacting crops, outlined MDA Weather Services.

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 conditi...

Low ocean freight rates likely here to stay

Ocean freight rates are at some of their lowest levels ever, and will likely stay that way for at least the next two years, according to an industry a...

Canadian pulse production outlook moderately increased

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada raised pulse production expectations slightly in its latest supply and demand report , while lowering their ending st...

Australians urged to increase nut intake

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

Adverse weather creates bullish tone in 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.

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).

AMS campaign under way in China

The Australian Macadamia Society’s (AMS) campaign promoting the nut in China was launched today in Shanghai with another launch to follow on Thursday ...

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Canada tightens grain and oilseed stocks forecasts

Canada’s grain and oilseed ending stocks are forecast to be slightly tighter than earlier thought, according to updated grain and oilseed supply and demand esti...

Ivorian cocoa arrivals seen at 441,000 tonnes

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 441,000 tonnes by November 22 from the start of the season on October 1, exporters estimated on...

Sharp drop in UK planted area for rapeseed forecast

UK planted rapeseed area could fall by 14% in 2016, according to analysts at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), while wheat area is expe...

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 ...

Dried ginger in a pile

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...

Biotech plant culture

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...


World pimento output should be enough for demand

Global pimento crops appear to have been mostly normal this year – apart from in Jamaica – despite weather induced delays to harvesting in Mexico and earlier ex...

Hazelnuts; nuts; DFN; Turkey;

Hazelnut market stable despite low arrivals

The Turkish hazelnut market has held stable today even though the volume of material arriving has continued to decline.


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.