Soybeans May '19 (ZSK19)
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-0-2 (-0.02%)since 02/23/18
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+38-2 (+3.86%)since 12/22/17
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+46-2 (+4.71%)since 03/23/17
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Soybean futures ended Friday with most contracts fractionally mixed to 1 1/2 cents lower. Nearby May was down 2% on the week. Growing concerns of a possible trade war with China fed the selling. China announced a list of $3 billion in possible tariffs on US goods overnight, which did not include US soybeans. Nearby May soy meal was up $9.90/ton, with front month soy oil down 46 points. Export sales of old crop soybeans slid into the bottom of the range of expectations at 759,094 MT. That was a drop of 40.2% from the previous week but 61% larger than this time last year. Sales of new crop were reported at 140,000 MT. Shipments for the week of 3/15 were reported at just 548,681 MT, down 39% from the week prior and 35.4% lower than last year. Sales of soy meal totaled 194,619 MT, with soy oil tallying 36,504 MT. AgRural estimates that the Brazil soybean crop is now 65% harvested, ahead of the average of 62% but lagging last year’s 68%.May 18 Soybeans closed at $10.28 1/4, down 1 1/2 cents,Jul 18 Soybeans closed at $10.39 1/4, down 1 1/2 cents,Aug 18 Soybeans closed at $10.41 1/4, down 1 1/4 cents,Nov 18 Soybeans closed at $10.26 1/2, down 1/4 cent,May 18 Soybean Meal closed at $377.90, up $9.90,May 18 Soybean Oil closed at $31.42, down $0.46
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