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Weekly Straights Update: 27th June 2024

The figures in the charts are an indication only and reflect levels traded on Wednesday.

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  • The Brazilian crop is now complete with Argentina following closely behind on 99%.

  • So far Argentina’s crop size estimates are well above last years, with farmers now being more willing to sell.

  • Logistical issues continue to plague the market with asa July boats not expected to arrive until the very end of the month.

  • US crop plantings are above the 5 year average with early estimates of 1.20mt, but far too early to call.

  • The US season has not yet come into effect, so there is limited impact and differing weather reports for the country means it’s one to watch.

  • Flooding in Mississippi is restricting bean exports.


  • Not much change week on week with continuing pressure to move more tonnes in July and Aug/Oct due to surplus European material.

  • Levels for Nov/Jan are not looking overly attractive with a 15 euro spread ex-Liverpool and there is still being a carry from Feb/Apr.

  • The US weather isn’t awful so the market seems to have settled.

  • If there are no more weather issues, it’s likely to keep drifting downwards.

  • The market has been firming due to delayed logistics and a lack of crushing which is a result of poor bean availability.

  • Domestic producers are running well with favourable ethanol margins.

  • There is a possibility once the market has cooled for levels to soften, with harvest pressure and anticipated storage issues for new crop also potentially helping to ease the market.

  • Aug/Oct run looks well priced, however this bearish outlook could help bring back nearby levels further.

  • Largely there is no change week on week with market levels making it better value to ship to non-UK destinations.

  • The market remains very stagnant with shippers reporting that order-flow has been dead for around 6 weeks.

  • Still plenty of home produced material around, but this continues to look expensive vs hulls as a fibre source.

  • Global wheat markets have been pressured as the US winter wheat harvest shows strong pace at 40% complete, up 19% from this time last year and 15% from the 5 year average.

  • In addition, whilst recent yield data in Russia is not totally indicative of the whole wheat crop, initial yields have been high and are said to have lowered Russian wheat export prices.

  • With this in mind, there is currently no obvious upsides, with levels having fallen more than increased over the last 7 days.

And finally, totally irrelevant but quite interesting facts of the week…….

In 2014, a panda called Ai Hin pretended to be pregnant to get her own room and more buns and if Sweden plays Denmark, it’s abbreviated to SWE-DEN, the remaining letters spell DEN-MARK.


All data in this report are provided by KW. Price indications are based on 29t bulk tipped loads delivered to Oxfordshire and are guide prices only.

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Spot Price Trends 01/01/21 to 26/06/2024 (£/t)

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Currency Trends as of 26/06/2024. Blue = GBP:USD. Red = GBP:EUR


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