From: Terry Reilly
Sent: Wednesday, June 27, 2018 9:14:32 AM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Subject: FI Morning Grain Comments 06/27/18
- The longer-term forecasts are calling for drier and warmer temperatures for the US Midwest.
- World Weather evening update: “The most important part of the model run was the consistent forecast for the upper level ridge of high pressure that builds into the central Plains and western Corn Belt July 4-5 and then shifts to the Great Basin and Rocky Mountain region July 6-10. The ridge begins to shift back toward the high Plains region by July 12.”
- The US trends warmer this week.
- The forecast calls for limited precipitation during the second week of July, but the northern and eastern Midwest may pick up on rain.
- U.S. northern Plains will receive daily rainfall through the next ten days.
- The Texas Blacklands, West Texas and parts of the Delta where dryness will continue to see crop stress due to net drying through early July.
- Eastern Australia will receive needed rain today and Wednesday.
- Shandong, China, saw beneficial rain Monday into Tuesday. Southern Shanxi, extreme northern Henan and central Shaanxi saw rain as well.
- Northeast China rainfall will be frequent through July 4.
- Western Europe will continue to see a high-pressure ridge in place through Friday, limiting rainfall and keeps temperatures warm.
- Eastern Ukraine through Kazakhstan will see drought conditions for a while. Eastern portions of Russia’s Southern Region into Kazakhstan will see some relief from warm temperatures this weekend.
Source: World Weather Inc. and FI
Source: World Weather Inc. and FI
Source: World Weather Inc. and FI
- EIA U.S. weekly ethanol inventories, output, 10:30am
THURSDAY, JUNE 28:
- USDA weekly crop net-export sales for corn, wheat, soy, cotton, 8:30am
- USDA hogs & pigs inventory data for 2Q, 3pm
- U.S. agriculture prices received for May, 3pm
- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange weekly crop report
- EU weekly grain, oilseed import and export data
- Port of Rouen data on French grain exports
- Bloomberg weekly survey of analysts’ expectations on grain, sugar prices
FRIDAY, JUNE 29:
- Statistics Canada to release June seeded area for wheat, soy, barley, canola, durum 8:30am
- USDA annual plantings data for corn, soy, wheat, cotton, noon
- USDA grain stockpiles data for 2Q, noon
- Traders’ estimates for July raw sugar delivery on ICE Futures
- ICE Futures Europe commitments of traders weekly report on coffee, cocoa, sugar positions, ~1:30pm ET (~6:30pm London)
- CFTC commitments of traders weekly report on positions for various U.S. futures and options, 3:30pm
- Honduran Coffee Institute releases monthly exports, 4pm
- FranceAgriMer weekly updates on French crop conditions
SATURDAY, JUNE 30:
- AmSpec data on Malaysia’s June 1-30 palm oil exports, 11pm ET Friday (11am Kuala Lumpur Saturday)
Source: Bloomberg and FI
· USD is higher, WTI crude higher, and gold lower, at the time this was written.
· US Durable Goods Orders May Prelim: -0.6% (est -1.0% prev R -1.0%)
US Durable Ex Trans May Prelim: -0.3% (est 0.5% prev R 1.9%)
US Cap Goods Orders Nondef Ex Air May Prelim: -0.2% (est 0.5% prev R 2.3%%)
US Cap Goods Ship Nondef Ex Air May Prelim: -0.1% (est 0.3% prev R 1.0%)
· US Wholesale Inventories May Prelim: 0.5% (est 0.2% prev 0.1%)
US Retail Inventories May M/M: 0.4% (prev R 0.5%)
· US Advance Goods Trade Balance May: -$64.8bln (est -$69bln prev R $67.3bln)
· US Pending Home Sales (M/M) May: -0.5% (est 0.5%; prev -1.3%)
- CBOT corn is higher on strength in soybeans and wheat.
- Total corn OI was down 30,732 contracts.
- Baltic Dry Index was down 14 points to 1,309, or 1.1%.
- South Africa reported the 2018 corn crop up 297,000 tons or 2 percent to 13.207 million tons from its May estimate of 12.91 million tons. Traders were looking for 12.99 million tons.
- A Bloomberg survey shows analysts look for the weekly production to end up near 1.059 million versus 1.064 last week and stocks to be near 21.706 million versus 21.647 million last week.
- The EPA reported carryover RINs total 3.06 billion versus 2.22 million in December. They include 1.460 billion that were not required to be retired for 2017 and another 790 million for 2016.
- The EPA finalized their proposed biofuel mandates for 2019 and 2020 Biomass-based diesel. Nothing was changed from what came out on Friday. Any increase in requirement from 2018 may be dismissed anyway if the EPA continues to issue a large number of waivers to small refiners next year.
- Euronext will add a corn delivery point in Ghent, Belgium.
- China sold an estimated 46.9 million tons of corn out of reserves since April 12.
· US soybean complex is higher in part to widespread technical buying, two hot spells forecast across the US (we see no threat) and higher outside product values. End user buying should be noted.
· China continues to prepare to for a US/China trade war. Several studies, meetings, and comments have flowed out of China over the past 24-hours. Our takeaway if the July 6 tariff date is real, and its reflecting currency and equity trading within China. The president of China hinted a slowdown in US Treasury buying, and/or eventual reduction of what they are holding. China carries a lot of US debt.
· Apparently, ICE livesquawk reported President Trump decided against the harshest measures on China investments.
· Brazil is scheduled to ship 6.56 million tons of soybeans as of June 26.
· China increased its number of Ukraine sunflower companies to supply sunflower meal to China to 18 from 7.
· China soybean meal futures hit a 7-week high.
· China September soybean futures increased 14 yuan per ton or 0.4%, September meal was up 59 or 1.9%, China soybean oil up 1.9% and China September palm up 36 at 4768 yuan/ton.
· September China cash crush margins were last running at 61 cents, up 10 cents from the previous day, and compares to 52 cents last week and 27 a year ago.
· Rotterdam vegetable oils were higher and SA soybean meal when delivered into Rotterdam were mixed as of early morning CT time.
· Malaysian palm oil is trading near a two-year low. Farmer sales increased after the Ramadan holiday, sending cash prices lower.
· September Malaysian palm was 38 lower at MYR2315 and cash up $5.00 at $596.25.
· Indonesia will keep its CPO tax unchanged in July at zero percent and lower cocoa beans to 5 percent from 10 percent.
· Offshore values were leading the soybean oil about 20 points higher and soybean meal $2.90/short ton higher.
· Egypt seeks 30,000 tons of soybean oil and 10,000 tons of sunflower on June 28 for arrival around Aug 15-31. GASC will also accept offers for at least 10,000 tons of soyoil and 5,000 tons of sunflower oil in Egyptian pounds. (Reuters)
· China sold 106,859 tons of soybeans (21% of the 500,000 tons offered) and 1,991 tons of soybean oil (4% of the 50,000 tons offered) from state reserves. The soybeans were sold at an average price of 3,008 yuan per ton or $455.42/ton and soybean oil at 5,000 yuan per ton or $760.35/ton. China sold 376,965 tons of soybeans out of reserves so far, this season.
- Iran seeks 30,000 tons of sunflower oil on July 10.
- Iran seeks 30,000 tons of palm olein oils on July 10.
- Iran seeks 30,000 tons of soybean oil on August 1.
- Chicago wheat is higher on technical buying but prices remain below their respected 200-day MA’s.
- KC wheat bounced off a 12-week low. MN traded two-sided after hitting absolute contract lows on Tuesday.
- September Chicago wheat was trading at about 7 cents premium over KC wheat.
- Ukraine’s southern and central regions harvested 2.7 million tons of grain with an average yield of 3.06 tons per hectare, on a target area of 9.6 million hectares.
- The Ukraine state forecaster estimated 2018 grain production at 59.3 million tons, with 23.3 million tons of wheat and 26.8 million tons of corn.
- SovEcon warned the Russian wheat crop could end up being the smallest in decades.
- Egypt collected 3.15 million tons of wheat, well below the target of 3.5-4.0 million tons. A year ago they collected 3.6 million tons.
- Low water levels on the Rhine and Danube rivers in Germany are low, forcing boats to carry less grain that normally allowed.
- France is getting ready to ship three vessels of wheat to Algeria.
- Tunisia bought 125,000 tons of optional origin soft milling wheat at $210.89/ton c&f. They also bought 75,000 tons of feed barley. Reuters provided the following:
- Three wheat consignments, each of 25,000 tons were bought at $210.89 a ton c&f and one of 25,000 tons at $211.64 a ton c&f.
- One 25,000-ton wheat consignment was also bought at $210.98 a ton c&f.
- Wheat shipment was said to be in stages between Aug. 15 and Sept. 25.
- Of the barley, one consignment of 25,000 tons was bought at $209.19 a ton c&f, another of 25,000 tons at $209.41 a ton c&f and another of 25,000 tons at $212.68 a ton c&f.
- The barley is for shipment in stages between Aug. 1 and Sept. 15.
- Jordan passed on 120,000 tons of wheat.
- Japan in a SBS import tender bought only 50 tons of feed wheat and passed on barley.
- Japan in a SBS import tender seeks 120,000 tons of feed wheat and 200,000 tons of barley on July 4 for arrival by December 28.
- Syria seeks 200,000 tons of wheat on July 2 for Aug 1-Sep 30 shipment. Origins include Russian, Romania and/or Bulgaria.
- Iraq seeks 50,000 tons of wheat from the US, Australia and/or Canada on July 2, valid until July 8.
- Bangladesh seeks 50,000 tons of wheat on July 3 for shipment within 40 days of contract signing.
- South Korea seeks 102,800 tons of rice for September-February arrival on June 27.
TONNES(M/T) GRAIN TYPE ARRIVAL/PORT
20,000 Brown Short Sept. 15, 2018/Incheon
20,000 Brown Short Sept. 15, 2018/Ulsan
20,000 Brown Short Sept. 15, 2018/Masan
10,000 Brown long Sept. 30, 2018/Mokpo
10,000 Brown long Sept. 30, 2018/Donghae
2,800 Milled Medium Dec. 1-31, 2018/Busan
10,000 Milled Medium Feb. 28, 2019/Busan
10,000 Milled Medium Feb. 28, 2019/Busan
- Iran seeks 50,000 tons of rice from Thailand on July 3.
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