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Thu, Dec 13th, 2018
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Futures Market Commentary


Corn futures are fractionally mixed at Thursdays midday. Dec futures expire on Friday. This morning’s USDA Export Sales report showed 18/19 corn sales in the week of 12/6 at 903,164 MT, shy of trade estimates. That was down 23.3% from last week but still 4.18% larger than this time last year. Japan was the lead buyer of 608,400 MT, with 234,600 MT sold to Mexico. Unknown destinations had net reductions of 220,100 MT, with most of that switched to a destination. For 19/20 sales, 161,440 MT were reported in that week.Dec 18 Corn is at $3.76 1/2, up 1/4 cent,Mar 19 Corn is at $3.85, down 1/4 cent,May 19 Corn is at $3.92 3/4, unch ,Jul 19 Corn is at $3.98 3/4, unch--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Soybean futures are trading 9 to 10 1/4 cents lower on Thursday, showing some “buy the rumor sell the fact” action following USDA announcement of export sales to China. March soy meal is down $2.50/ton, with soy oil 9 points higher. USDA reported private export sales of 1.13 MMT of 18/19 soybeans to China this morning, the ninth largest daily soybean sale on record. The weekly Export Sales report indicated 792,269 MT of 18/19 soybeans were sold in the week if 12/6, in the range of estimates. That was down 11.1% from the week prior and 42.7% lower than the same week in 2017. The Netherlands were the top buyer of 140,600 MT, as China cancelled another 60,000 MT in that week. The prior mentioned 1.13 MMT in sales to China will be shown in next week’s report. Soybean meal sales totaled just 50,539 MT, with soy oil at 5,928 MT.Jan 19 Soybeans are at $9.09 3/4, down 10 1/4 cents,Mar 19 Soybeans are at $9.23, down 10 1/4 cents,May 19 Soybeans are at $9.35 1/2, down 10 1/4 cents,Jul 19 Soybeans are at $9.47, down 10 1/4 cents,Mar 18 Soybean Meal is at $310.10, down $2.50Dec 18 Soybean Oil is at $28.80, up $0.09--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management

Wheat futures are posing 8 to 10 1/2 cent gains in CBT and KC on Thursday, following another round of decent export sales data. MPLS is 3 to 5 cents higher. All wheat export sales in the week that ended on 12/6 were reported at 754,054 MT, on the high side of estimates. That was a 5.9% jump from last week and 28.1% larger than a year ago. Unknown destinations purchased 210,600 MT, with Japan at 111,900 MT. More than half of the sales total was for HRW, at a MY high 418,161 MT and the largest weekly HRW sales total in 13 months. In Japan’s weekly MOA tender, a total of 137,657 MT of wheat was purchased, with 60,248 MT from the US and the balance from Australia and Canada.Mar 19 CBOT Wheat is at $5.37, up 10 1/2 cents,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat is at $5.21 1/2, up 10 1/4 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat is at $5.87 3/4, up 4 3/4 cents--provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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