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Tue Dec 12, 4:59PM CST
Corn futures closed the Tuesday session with 3/4 to 1 1/4 cent losses, despite showing 3-4 cent gains post report. The USDA announced another private export sale of 152,000 MT of corn to Mexico for 17/18 delivery this morning. The USDA updated the US ending stocks estimate to 2.437 bbu, a 50 mbu tightening from November and below most expectations. That came from higher ethanol usage, as production was left unchanged. The world ending stocks were increased 0.22 MMT to 204.08 MMT. That was mostly from larger carry over from 16/17. Production for Brazil was left unchanged at 95 MMT by the USDA, although CONAB now estimates the crop at 92.2 MMT.Dec 17 Corn closed at $3.35 3/4, down 3/4 cent,Mar 18 Corn closed at $3.47 3/4, down 1 1/4 cents,May 18 Corn closed at $3.56, down 1 1/4 centsJul 18 Corn closed at $3.64 1/2, down 1 1/4 cents
Tue Dec 12, 4:59PM CST
Wheat futures were mostly 1 to 3 cents lower at Tuesday’s close, with the soon to expire Dec contracts showing thin trade. The USDA reported 120,000 MT of HRW wheat was sold to Algeria for 17/18 delivery through their daily export sale reporting system. The December WASDE report showed an increase of 25 mbu to the US ending stocks estimate for wheat to 960 mbu, larger than most analysts’ expectations. There was a 25 mbu reduction to the export total. The world ending stocks number went against expectations, and was raised 0.89 MMT to 268.42 MMT. Canadian production was increased 3 MMT, with Russian exports up 0.5 MMT. Egypt’s GASC purchased 295,000 MT of Russian and Romanian wheat on Tuesday, with just 1 cargo from Romania and the rest Russian. Japan’s MOA is seeking 147,696 MT in Australia, Canada, and US wheat, with 95,366 MT from the US. The tender will close Thursday.Dec 17 CBOT Wheat closed at $3.87 1/4, down 1/2 cent,Dec 17 KCBT Wheat closed at $3.94, down 1 1/4 cents,Dec 17 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.96 3/4, unch,
Tue Dec 12, 4:59PM CST
Soybean futures settled Tuesday with 4 1/4 to 7 cent losses, as prices weakened into the close from 3-4 cent gains earlier. December meal was down $3.10/ton, with nearby bean oil 4 points lower. A private export sale of 168,000 MT to Unknown Destinations was announced for 17/18 delivery by the USDA this morning. This morning’s USDA Supply and Demand report showed US soybean ending stocks 20 mbu larger than November. Most of that increase was from a reduction in the US export projection by 25 mbu, with seed usage raised 5 mbu. On the World side, both Argentina and Brazil production was left alone at 57 MMT and 108 MMT, while CONAB now sees the Brazilian crop at 109.2 MMT. The USDA added 0.42 MMT to the world ending stocks number to 98.32 MMT due to larger beginning stocks and a reduction in crush.Jan 18 Soybeans closed at $9.75 3/4, down 6 3/4 cents,Mar 18 Soybeans closed at $9.87 1/4, down 6 3/4 cents,May 18 Soybeans closed at $9.98 1/4, down 7 cents,Aug 18 Soybeans closed at $10.09 1/2, down 6 1/4 cents,Dec 17 Soybean Meal closed at $322.90, down $3.10,Dec 17 Soybean Oil closed at $33.36, down $0.04
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