Grains Futures Prices
Wed, Jan 18th, 2017
[[ timeframe ]] futures price quotes as of Wed, Jan 18th, 2017.
[[ timeframe ]] futures price quotes, based on [[ timeframe ]] data.
Brugler reportGet the Newsletter
Soybean futures traded sharply higher by 18 1/2 to 23 cents, reaching a 6 month high. Crop losses are expected in Argentina due to heavy rains. A private forecaster predicts a production to drop to 51 MMT. USDA is at 57 MMT. That is a 220 million bushel difference in potential world trade! Soy meal was up $14.90 in the March 17 contract. The NOPA report, released this morning, showed 160.18 mbu of soybeans were crushed during December. That was 1.56% higher than last year, but down 576,000 bu from November. NOPA oil stocks were higher than expectations at 1.434 billion pounds. Weekly US export inspections were reported at 1,409,466 MT and down nearly 4% week/week, but were still nearly 1% larger than the same week last year. Mar 17 Soybeans settled at $10.69 1/4, up 23 cents, May 17 Soybeans settled at $10.78, up 22 1/2 cents, Jul 17 Soybeans settled at $10.83 1/4, up 21 3/4 cents, Aug 17 Soybeans settled at $10.75 3/4, up 18 1/2 cents, Mar 17 Soybean Meal settled at $348.80, up $14.90, Mar 17 Soybean Oil settled at $35.56, down $0.04
Wheat futures closed higher in CBT and KC contracts, but sharply lower in MPLS contracts. MPLS was down 16 at $5.66 after touching $5.90, while March 17 CBT wheat closed at 4.33 1/2, its highest price since early November. March17 KC wheat settled at its highest price since August 22. Japan is seeking 117,605 MT of US and Canadian wheat, including 68,055 MT of US specific wheat, with the tender to close this Thursday. Weekly export inspections for wheat were 344,436 MT, up nearly 31% vs. last week and nearly 1% larger than the same week last year. Morocco awarded 359,998 MT of imports for US soft wheat under the preferential tariff quota. Mar 17 CBOT Wheat settled at $4.33 1/2, up 7 1/2 cents, Mar 17 KCBT Wheat settled at $4.52, up 3 cents, Mar 17 MGEX Wheat settled at $5.66 1/2, down 16 1/4 cents
Corn futures settled mostly 7 higher on Tuesday, benefitting from continued losses on the US Dollar chart. March 17 futures closed at their highest price since October 27. Private exporters reported to the USDA an export sale to unknown destinations of 102,944 MT this morning. Export inspections for the week ending January 12 were at 888,009 MT, up 9.8% vs. last week and up 52.7% vs. the same week last year. Rains in Argentina have brought most planting to a halt, with only an estimated 91% completed. US Sorghum export inspections were down from last week but nearly 2x the same week last year. YTD sorghum shipments are less than 53% of this same week a year ago due to reduced Chinese interest. Mar 17 Corn settled at $3.65 1/2, up 7 cents, May 17 Corn settled at $3.72 3/4, up 7 1/4 cents, Jul 17 Corn settled at $3.80, up 7 1/2 cents Sep 17 Corn settled at $3.86 1/4, up 6 3/4 cents