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Wheat Price Indexes

Sat, Jul 31st, 2021

wheat Price Indexes by State

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cmdty Wheat Price Index Family

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The cmdty Wheat Price Index family is a series of volume weighted indexes and price assessments that represent fair value pricing for physical Wheat across the United States. The indexes are calculated on a continuous basis and use a sophisticated – but transparent - weighting process to ensure prices are objective and reflective of underlying market economics.

Calculated at the County, Crop Reporting District, State, Regional, and National level – from prices contributed by over 4,000 grain buying locations – there are over 500 different front-month indexes. With forward curves going out twelve months for each index area there are over 6,000 objective prices for Wheat calculated each day. Historical information is available through to the start of 2014.

Major growing zones are divided among the following regions:

  • Eastern – Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin
  • Western – Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, N. Dakota, S. Dakota
  • Delta – Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee

The indexes are powered by best-in-class grain prices from the cmdty by Barchart product line. Additional prices, including basis values and forward curve information, are available exclusively to subscribers of cmdtyView® - the leading platform for commodity trading – or other data products available through cmdty.

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cmdty Wheat Price Indexes

cmdty Insider - Wheat Futures Market News and Commentary

Winter wheat futures faded during the afternoon session to close firm on Friday. CBT prices ended the session mostly lower but within 1 1/2 cents of UNCH. KC HRW wheat also closed mostly lower within 1 1/4 cents of UNCH. Spring wheat futures stayed red and closed down by 6 3/4 to 13 3/4 cents. 

CFTC data as of 7/27 showed SRW wheat specs had flipped back to net long after a week of short covering. The group was 3,067 contracts net long on 136,819 contracts of OI (itself 26% of the total SRW OI). In KC wheat, managed money extended their net long by 4,020 contracts to an 11 week high of 31,765 contracts. Spring wheat spec traders were 534 contracts less net long as of 7/27. The groups short covering left them 8,326 contracts net long. 

The International Grains Council revised their wheat output for the global 21/22 crop by 1 MMT lower to 788 MMT. Total grain production and use were both expected to be records in 21/22 with feed contributing the largest to total grain use.... Read more


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