Kazakhstan exported 553.1 KMT of wheat in February 2017/18, i.e. the largest monthly volume since November 2013/14. This is 12% more than in January 2018 and 135% more than in February 2017
Less than three months are left before the start of the new season, and the trade in new-crop grain is gradually picking up the pace. However, no decline is envisaged in old-crop grain purchases yet.
According to the Ag Ministry, early spring crops have been sown on 137.8 Th ha (6%) by now that is far less than by the same date a year ago (1884 Th ha). Most regions have not started planting yet.
Over the first six months of 2017/18 Romania increased corn exports to 2.3MMT (+25% y/y), which is almost in line with total exports of last season, reports UkrAgroConsult.
Ukraine exported roughly 18.7 KMT of rye in the first eight months of the current season (July-February) that is already 74% higher than last season’s total, reports UkrAgroConsult.
Argentina did receive heavier than expected rains over the weekend. The question is did the rain come too late for any meaningful recovery of the crops.
It is the safrinha crop that will determine Brazil's corn production in 2017/18 and the safrinha corn crop is now completely planted.
Fieldwork in Ukraine has started: barley and pea planting is already in progress in Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, said the first deputy ag minister.
Vietnam exported nearly 1.4 million tons of rice worth 668 million U.S. dollars in the first three months of this year.
The 2017/18 season saw record sunseed exports from Kazakhstan, reports UkrAgroConsult.
On March 29, Egypt purchased 475 KMT of milling wheat from Russia and Romania to be delivered on April 28 – May 08, 2018
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) lowered its forecast for Argentine soybean production in its March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report because of persistent dryness.