Cereals and oilseeds market analysis

Keeping up to date with all of the latest market information is crucial to developing a marketing strategy for grains and oilseeds. Here we have all of our latest analysis and insight to help guide you through market movements and provide a clear, impartial view on what it all means.

Grain Market Daily

24 January 2020

Although political discourse can be a huge driver of global markets. Another vital parameter to engage with is global weather.

22 January 2020

UK wheat futures have continued to benefit from global wheat price increases recently. Concerns surrounding global wheat supply tightness and strong global demand going forward have supported prices.

21 January 2020

In recent weeks the value of UK rapeseed prices had risen considerably. However, in the latest AHDB delivered survey, oilseed rape (spot, Erith) was down £17.00/t, at £348.00/t. The fall was in part driven by the lack of trade guarantees, following the signing of a phase-one trade deal between the US and China, and partially by the growth in the value of sterling.

17 January 2020

UK wheat futures (May-20) closed yesterday at £155.50/t, down £1.95/t on the day before. Furthermore, the November contract closed at £164.25/t, down by £1.45/t.

Weekly Market Report

20 January 2020

Domestically, the spread between old and new crop UK futures has narrowed as dry conditions have allowed drilling to resume.

13 January 2020

The planted area for US winter wheat is the smallest since 1910 at just 12,466Kha, providing additional support for global wheat markets.

6 January 2020

Although global wheat supply remains supported, adverse crop condition reports from the US and Black Sea have lifted markets.

30 December 2019

US wheat markets continue to find support from a US-China trade deal as hopes rise for increased purchases from China. This has supported most other wheat markets too.

Analyst Insight

23 January 2020

Should the traded volume continue to decline, then could the futures of UK futures be at risk?

16 January 2020

A lack of export volumes and current lack of competitiveness is building up risks for both 2019/20 and 2020/21 domestic prices.

9 January 2020

As we hit January we are constantly reminded about the lengths people claim they will go to in order to become a “new me” These range from going to the gym more, attempting dry January and we can hardly ignore Veganuary.

12 December 2019

The consistent wet weather has caused major delays to drilling for 2020 harvest. Farmers are likely to be weighing up alternative spring options at present, of which oats could be one.