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

21 August 2019

Over the past few months the direction of US corn prices has been a significant focus for EU grain markets.

20 August 2019

27% of UK wheat harvest was complete before the recent rains but with much of the UK bread wheat crop still standing concerns are raised about quality

16 August 2019

Although the wheat harvest has been delayed by rain, by 13 August approximately 27% was complete

14 August 2019

Rapeseed prices could be set for support following the decision of the European Union to impose import duties on Indonesian biodiesel. The increase in duty on the fuel could result in a switch in demand to biodiesel produced using other vegetable oils.

Weekly Market Report

19 August 2019

The much awaited USDA WASDE and revisions to the maize planted area took markets by surprise.

12 August 2019

Global grain markets lacked clear direction last week in anticipation of today’s WASDE and much awaited update to the US planted area.

5 August 2019

US grain markets lost significant ground last week on the back of an improving weather outlook, significant strengthening of the US dollar and a worsening of the trade relationship between the US and China.

29 July 2019

Despite moving lower Friday-Friday, global grain markets were largely supported last week with cuts to global production grain supply and demand estimates.

Analyst Insight

19 August 2019

Tariffs? Tariff rate quotas? Allocations? We increasingly hear these terms as we approach 31 October Brexit deadline.

15 August 2019

In the week ending 08 August 2019, spot ex-farm purchases hit 63Kt, the first time barley purchases have reached that amount on records going back to July 2000. Moreover, cumulative, spot purchases of feed barley have accelerated to 235Kt, a figure not reached until April last season.

8 August 2019

Although the oilseed rape outlook is for a large deficit during 2019/20, prices have been unable to continually climb due to a global oversupply of soyabeans.

1 August 2019

The global wheat market continues to look well supplied, although there are still areas that could cap future losses.