Market updates on grains and related products with up-to-date price trends
Grains
Nov 23, 2021

Buckwheat: Russia's production reaches 1 million mt

BEIJING/MOSCOW. Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan were able to increase their buckwheat production this year. Germany's imports, however, declined noticeably in the first month of this season. In China, prices remained stable.
Grains
Nov 22, 2021

Millet: Ukrainian crop exceeds USDA estimates

BEIJING/KIEV. According to the latest data from the US Department of Agriculture, global millet production has been lower than expected. In China, market players have been able to agree on a price level.
Grains
Nov 4, 2021

Buckwheat: Russia and Ukraine expect larger crops

BEIJING/MOSCOW. According to official estimates, Russia and Ukraine can both expect an increase in production. Ukrainian farmers are even said to have achieved the best crop in recent years. In China, meanwhile, buckwheat prices continue to rise.
Grains
Oct 19, 2021

Millet: USDA corrects global crop forecast

BEIJING/KIEV. The US Department of Agriculture has reduced its estimate for global millet production in the 2021/2022 season by 4%. China's crop is now available in the market and in Ukraine the harvest process is almost complete.
Grains
Oct 19, 2021

Buckwheat: farmers are reluctant to sell

BEIJING/KIEV. Framers in Ukraine have nearly completed harvesting with average yields ranging at 1.31 mt/ha. Prices are firm in China as some farmers are reluctant to sell. Germany has stepped up buying in Ukraine and China.
Organic Commodities
Oct 7, 2021

Organic chia seeds: weather adversities cause prices to rise sharply

ASUNCION/KAMPALA. Frost and drought have severely affected South America's chia crops this year. A massive price increase was the result, accompanied by higher procurement costs in the international market due to logistical hurdles and restrictions.
Grains
Sep 23, 2021

Buckwheat: drought causes prices to rise

BEIJING/KIEV. The buckwheat harvest continues to progress. In China, drought and good demand are driving up prices. Meanwhile, Germany has increased its imports by 50% year-on-year.
Grains
Sep 8, 2021

Millet: harvesting underway in Ukraine and Belarus

BEIJING/KIEV. Recently issued USDA estimates state that global millet production will range at 31.11 million mt this year. This is roughly on par with last year. While production in India is set to rise by more than 2% to 12.80 million mt, production in Niger is expected to decline by more than 1% to 3.80 million mt. Production in China should be similar in size to last year.
Grains
Sep 7, 2021

Buckwheat: export stop not extended so far

BEIJING/MOSCOW. Until recently Russia did not rule out an extension of the export ban for buckwheat. While harvesting is well underway in Ukraine and has started in Belarus, this is still to happen in China. Prospects are mixed.
Grains
Aug 19, 2021

Buckwheat: first price indications for the new crop

BEIJING. Chinese farmers will soon start harvesting buckwheat and market players are very optimistic. The export ban from the Eurasian Customs Union will remain in place until the end of the month for the time being.
Grains
Jul 28, 2021

Buckwheat: container shortage causes export prices to rise

BEIJING. Due to lucrative alternatives for farmers, buckwheat cultivation in China is declining this year. However, the yield prospects are good. Meanwhile, exports from China to Germany took a positive turn in the current season.
Grains
Jun 23, 2021

Buckwheat: China reduces acreage

BEIJING. The comparatively low demand is not without consequences for the Chinese buckwheat market. Despite the suppliers' restraint tactics, rising prices are not on the cards for the time being and the acreage has been reduced compared to last year.
Grains
Jun 17, 2021

Buckwheat: Eurasian Economic Union decides on export quotas

MOSCOW/BEIJING. As previously announced, Russia has stopped the export of buckwheat, buckwheat groats and buckwheat flakes as of 5 June 2021 until 31 August 2021.
Grains
Jun 9, 2021

Cereals daily: wheat harvest starts in the US

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first trade assessments. The wheat harvest has started in the USA and in Russia, spring wheat cultivation is increasing. Agreste has updated the acreage estimats. Ukrainian corn exports are declining.
Grains
May 19, 2021

Cereals daily: Eastern Europe's crops increase tremendously

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first trade assessments. China surprises with further import demand. COCERAL updates its EU production forecast. Algeria announces a new wheat tender.
Grains
Apr 21, 2021

Cereals daily: massive market turbulence

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first trade assessments. Wheat prices shoot up again, corn, barley and rye also increase, in some cases quite strongly. France buys Romanian wheat. Weather markets and price speculation cause tremors on the stock exchanges.
Grains
Apr 1, 2021

Cereals daily: strong price movements before Easter

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first trade assessments. The USDA quarterly report surprises the market and the export market also recovers again after yesterday's price drop. Algeria's wheat tender surprises the market players.
Grains
Mar 17, 2021

Cereals daily: major blow in Russia

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first trade assessments. Grain prices continue to fall on the physical markets. Russia's change of course on customs policy is apparently causing surprise. China continues to buy more corn.
Grains
Feb 25, 2021

Cereals daily: Russia's cold snap in focus

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first trade assessments. The wheat and corn markets are showing signs of recovery. Russia's cold spell is the focus of the grain markets.
Grains
Feb 16, 2021

Buckwheat: Chinese traders face high freight costs

WARSAW/BEIJING. Raw material purchases continue to be challenging in the buckwheat market. Unfavourable weather conditions led to lower yields in some cases, and at the same time…
Grains
Feb 9, 2021

Cereals daily: weak export performance in France

CHICAGO/PARIS. While France's wheat exports are raising concerns, corn is trading high in Germany. The WASDE report should set new impulses on Tuesday.
Grains
Feb 1, 2021

Cereals daily: selling pressure in Russia

CHICAGO/PARIS. The pressure is on in Russia to sell wheat before the new export tariffs apply. China cannot get enough corn. Meanwhile, the weather spells bad news in Brazil.
Grains
Jan 29, 2021

Cereals daily: exporters in Russia desperate to ship

CHICAGO/PARIS. Exporters in Russia are desperate to ship before the new export tariffs apply. The Euronext has issued a new wheat future from Ukraine. China has stepped up purchases in the corn market.
Grains
Jan 28, 2021

Cereals daily: imports will be required in Europe

CHICAGO/PARIS. Analysts are convinced that the wheat market in Western Europe will require imports to stabilise prices. China is, meanwhile, driving the corn market.
Grains
Jan 27, 2021

Cereals daily: buyers under pressure

CHICAGO/PARIS. China's high import rate for corn has taken the market by surprise. Grain importers are covering on a short term basis. Egypt is, however, keeping a low profile.
Grains
Jan 26, 2021

Cereals daily: new export quotas in the Black Sea

CHICAGO/PARIS. A new outbreak of the African swine fever has been witnessed in southern China's Guangdon province. While Ukraine has decided to implement a new export quota for corn, Russia has lifted the export quota for wheat.
Grains
Jan 18, 2021

Cereals daily: imports may hamper speculations

CHICAGO/PARIS. Russia's gamble with export tariffs is driving up the wheat market sharply. Imports from Canada and Australia, where there are abundant supplies, could easily put a cap on this. The situation is similar for corn.
Grains
Jan 13, 2021

Wheat: surge in prices

CHICAGO/PARIS. Wheat prices have surged in France, Germany and the Netherlands. Rumour has it that Russia's intended export tariffs will far exceed expectations. Egypt has, meanwhile, cancelled the most recent tender.
Grains
Dec 18, 2020

Cereals daily: consternation over Russia's export tariffs

CHICAGO/PARIS. Buyers feel that Russia's export tariffs on wheat are a slap in the face. Weather conditions, meanwhile, spell distaster for corn production in South America.
Grains
Nov 30, 2020

Cereals daily: France prioritises exports to China

CHICAGO/PARIS. China has released wheat reserves and is buying barley. The high prices for wheat and corn have put off many buyers and have prompted demand to shift to other cereals. Mills have withdrawn from the market, while the concentrated feed industry still has to buy.
Grains
Nov 27, 2020

Grain: global production estimates sharply revised

CHICAGO/PARIS. New export and production estimates have been issued for wheat and corn in the Black Sea Region and the EU along with revised IGC production estimates. Attention is shifting more and more towards 2021.
Grains
Nov 25, 2020

Cereals daily: weather conditions spell disaster

CHICAGO/PARIS. Drought like conditions in parts of the US and a heat wave in South America are driving up prices. Russia may introduce an export tax. Germany's Christmas trade has started much earlier.
Grains
Nov 24, 2020

Cereals daily: emerging crises on the Black Sea

CHICAGO/PARIS. While there is doubt about Russia's export quotas, Ukrainian producers are threatened with a wave of lawsuits for non-fulfilment of contracts.
Grains
Nov 19, 2020

Cereals daily: market ups and downs

CHICAGO/PARIS. New data on China's hog market has given wheat and corn a lift. Buyers are keeping a close eye on China's activities, Russia's export strategy and any shifts in supply.
Grains
Nov 18, 2020

Buckwheat: Polish crop lower than expected

BEIJING/WARSAW. Market players are reporting increased glyphosate levels in Russian buckwheat shipments, while a decline in the crop estimates in Poland is also reducing availability.
Grains
Nov 18, 2020

Cereals daily: unbeatable prices in Australia

CHICAGO/PARIS. Millers and livestock feed suppliers are looking for more favourable prices for wheat, corn and other cereals in Western Europe. Exports are running relatively smoothly with arrivals from Australia expected to create a backlash soon. China has cut back in corn imports.
Grains
Nov 11, 2020

Cereals daily: Chicago responds to bullish corn forecast

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first estimates.
Grains
Nov 10, 2020

Cereals daily: vaccine against coronavirus brightens mood

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first estimates.
Grains
Nov 6, 2020

Cereals daily: China buys more wheat in France

CHICAGO/PARIS. Exports are driving the wheat market up in Western Europe and the Black Sea. Much hinges on demand in China. Speculations are rife over a possible restriction of exports for corn in Ukraine.
Grains
Nov 5, 2020

Cereals daily: paradigm shift in France

CHICAGO/PARIS. The wheat market has taken a surprising turn. A new export trend is emerging in France, where producers intend to grow more wheat. Corn exports may be restricted in Ukraine.
Grains
Nov 4, 2020

Cereals daily: China imposes import ban on Australian wheat

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first estimates.
Grains
Oct 29, 2020

Cereals daily: EU market hit by panic

CHICAGO/PARIS. Traders in France report that the new national lockdown announced by President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday has given rise to panic in the market. Germany will also impose a lockdown as of Monday. Bars, cafes and restraurants are once again forced to close, thereby spelling bad news for wheat and for corn.
Grains
Oct 21, 2020

Cereals daily: situation remains highly tense

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first estimates.
Grains
Oct 14, 2020

Cereals daily: strong pressure on prices from the Black Sea region

CHICAGO/PARIS. Market and price trends with first estimates.
Grains
Oct 8, 2020

Cereals daily: rise in coronavirus infections prompts stockpiling

CHICAGO/PARIS. As global coronavirus infections are surging many countries are building higher grain inventories. Wheat and corn are in high demand as the impact of the second coronavirus wave remains uncertain.
Grains
Oct 7, 2020

Buckwheat: residues in organic buckwheat are controversial issue

WARSAW/BEIJING. Buckwheat production is set to decline in several countries this season. In China, the response of organic suppliers to questions relating to residues is highly suspicious.
Grains
Oct 7, 2020

Cereals daily: buyers pull out of market

CHICAGO/PARIS. Concerns are rising over drought-like conditions in leading wheat producing countries. Buyers are currently pulling out of the market in Western Europe. Traders anticipate a decline in stocks in the corn market.
Grains
Oct 6, 2020

Cereals daily: excessive price demands may turn sour

CHICAGO/PARIS. Frustration is mounting over unrealistically high prices for wheat and corn in Western Europe. Australia and Canada may take advantage.