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Soy reaches record price at 650 dollars the ton, and could keep climbing

Friday, August 31st 2012 - 04:42 UTC
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Bad weather in the US has punished grain and oilseeds crops Bad weather in the US has punished grain and oilseeds crops

Soy beans in Chicago climbed to their highest having advanced 0.4% on Thursday to 650.47 dollars the ton, while corn up 0.2% to 319.47 dollars the ton came closer to its record value of last August, 327.25 dollars. Wheat meantime slid 0.2% to 324.64 dollars the ton.

According to Argentine grain and oilseed consultants Granar, “climate in the US is forecasted dry until Sunday, when abundant rains are expected”, which anticipates that the market will remain bullish.

Futures and Options, from Rosario, said that soybean prices are on the upturn because investors are covering their positions concerned that climate conditions in the US remain unfavourable for early sows. “The soybean crop could be delayed because of the arrival of hurricane Isaac, and the same could be said for maize”.

More specifically with maize prices, there are fears of a deterioration of cultivations because of the tropical storm bashing on the US.

Wheat however was calm with a slight yield “despite continuous rumours of limits to Russian cereal exports”, while the stronger US dollar could cut the higher price tendency.  

On Wednesday the unfavourable US weather had the soybean balloon in Chicago reaching 647.90 dollars the ton for September delivery, which was a new record, and 1.8% higher that on Tuesday. Maize and wheat also climbed on Wednesday (up 2.6%) to 318.98 dollars and (up 3.6%) to 325.37 dollars the ton respectively.

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  • British_Kirchnerist

    Not good news all round this, really, but good news for Argentina certainly =)

    Aug 31st, 2012 - 01:24 pm 0
  • Captain Poppy

    It's ahsame that this years RG crop was 90% sold last year

    Aug 31st, 2012 - 04:29 pm 0
  • ProRG_American

    You said it BK. Once again, providence shines down on Argentina!

    Aug 31st, 2012 - 09:44 pm 0
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