UK oilseeds market quiet, as new crop looms

The UK oilseed rape market is slowly working out the last of the old crop as it watches developments around the world – notably in the US where wet weather has slowed plantings dramatically. The domestic rapeseed area appears to be well down. “It’s very quiet,”...

Brexit limbo stifles wheat market

UK trading in cereals remains stymied by the Brexit deadlock. Market players wait for a sign of what trading conditions might look like in even a couple of weeks time, as politicians wrangle over Brexit. Global markets have a bearish tone amid slow US exports and...

Currency dominates quiet oilseeds market

The fluctuations in the pound are setting the moves in a subdued UK oilseeds market, while the worldwide market is following South America’s problematic, and, therefore, mildly bullish weather. The continuing trade row between China and the US provides an added...

World wheat market supported, but UK hesitant

Uncertainty over currency, in particular, is keeping wheat market players sitting on their hands. While the weak market is supported amid a bullish tone in international trade, the actual level of activity started the year at a low level and has stayed there. “The...

Oilseeds market holds up as crop estimates cut

Rapeseed growers are reluctant sellers in a market that looks set to be less well supplied than last year, with reduced production in some European countries cancelling out at least some of the seed carried over. But imports of finished biodiesel or oil for processing...