Corn showed few signs of movement this week despite some weather worries, advancing US plantings and headline grabbing bird flu threat; however, current uncertainties could potentially lead to some price instability over the coming weeks.

Touton sees underlying strength in cinnamon prices

Cinnamon sticks Madagascar cinnamon prices will be prone to upward pressure this year after continued rain in recent months and reduced plantings as farmers have moved into other crops, according to a recent market report from...

AAK starts 2015 on a positive note

Swedish ingredients firm AarhusKarlshamn (AAK) reported a positive start to the new fiscal year, with a 12% increase in first-quarter operating profit to SEK321 million (USD37 mln).

Asia cocoa grind drops more than expected

Cocoa grinding in Asia slid in the first quarter from a year ago, but rose marginally as compared with the October-December period, industry data showed on Friday.Grinding in Asia, the world's top cocoa process...

Canola down, wheat up in Canadian acreage estimates

Canadian farmers intend to plant a bit more wheat and a bit less canola this spring compared to a year ago, according to the first survey estimates from Statistics Canada.

Cashew sales less than expected from Nampula, Mozambique

Cashews Growers in Mozambique’s Nampula province sold 38,100 tonnes of cashew nuts in the past 2014/15 season, 4.75% below the 40,000 tonnes originally expected, according to the country’s National Cashew Nut Institute...

Canada lowers old crop wheat price projections

CWB, formerly known as the Canadian Wheat Board, has lowered its price projections for Winter Pool wheat and durum marketed during the current 2014/15 (Aug/Jul) crop year its latest report.Declining US futures ...

Turkish hazelnut areas hit by further frost

Hazelnuts Hazelnut traders are again keeping a close watch on weather developments in Turkey following reports of frosts at elevations above 800 metres in both Akcakoca and the Black sea growing regions.

Brazilian cashew prices show further strong gains

Brazil’s market for cashew nuts remains heated at the end of the first quarter, with year-on-year farmgate prices up by 37% in Ceará, 16.5% in Piauí a...

French corn sowing over 50% complete

Corn sowing in France continued to advance swiftly last week, with more than half of the planned area now sown, as growers benefited from dry, warm we...

Russian buyers move to acquire South American prunes

Last season was a difficult one for a lot of Russian importers of South American prunes, QFN Trading & Agency recalled in an April 23 report.

ICE US Review: Sugar spikes with weaker real

ICE sugar futures jumped Thursday, posting their biggest daily gain since January 6.  A slight strengthening in the Brazilian real mixed with ideas th...

ICE Canada Review: Canola falls to unchanged at the close

CANOLA contracts traded on the ICE Futures Canada platform were relatively unchanged at the final bell on Thursday, as some selling came forward at th...

CBOT Review: Soybeans higher with solid demand

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were up by seven to eight cents per bushel on Thursday.Ideas another truckers strike in Brazil will slow...

Weekly Review: Canola stays rangebound ahead of Canadian crop report

ICE Futures Canada canola contracts moved lower during the week ended April 22, but finished the week well off of their nearby lows as some support wa...

Global cashew market shows firmer tendency

Cashew nut prices have shown gains of late but the reasons given for the increases vary,according to the industry sources involved.

Ugandan coffee shipments down more than 10%

Uganda's March coffee exports fell 10.5% year on year after dry weather conditions curbed output, the state-run Uganda Coffee Development Authority (U...

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Divided opinions ahead of Canadian crop outlook

An early spring and relatively dry fields across much of Western Canada should allow farmers to increase their total seeded acreage in 2015, but most analysts a...

Philippines sugar tops 2mln tonnes

The Philippines produced 53,176 tonnes of raw sugar in the week ended April 5, down from 59,985 a week earlier and compared with 72,890 in the same week a year ...

Chinese soy purchases poised for huge rise

China, the world's top buyer of soybeans, is projected to import 82.66 million tonnes of the oilseed in 2024, a rise of 15.8% from 2014, but it will remain a sm...

Europe proposes new rules on GM imports for food and feed

The European Commission has proposed giving EU member states the ability to restrict or prohibit the import of EU-authorised genetically modified (GM) crops for...

Walnuts

Analysis: Walnut market shows no signs of declining soon

The world walnut market looks set for favourable supply this year but that does not mean that prices will come crashing down any time soon.

Interview: Chinese demand remains key to global oilseed trade

Global trade and production in oilseeds hit record highs in the 2014/15 marketing year but factors such as political unrest in major producers, the falling pric...

Sri Lanka: Philippines' demise boosts coconut exports

Sri Lankan coconut exporters have benefited from the demise of Filipino producers who were hit by Typhoon Haiyan in late 2013, with Sri Lankan exports rising by...

Pepper

ASTA 2015: China a key driver of world pepper consumption

China will be a major factor to watch in terms of growing global consumption of pepper over the coming years, according to Tom Overby, president of Nedspice USA...

Macadamias

Macadamia market showing shortages of quality material

Global Trading & Agency finds that there is a shortage of quality product in the macadamia market currently.

Dried papaya

Tropical dried fruits still prone to upward pricing pressure

Raw material prices on natural red papaya are rising quickly and the low season just started, QFN Trading & Agency has reported.

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic shows further price gains

Upturns in the price of Talha grades of gum Arabic are helping in turn to push up the price of the Hashab and Kordofan grade one products.