Palm Oil Price Outlook 2015: Live Coverage

The POC palm oil conference takes place this week in Kuala Lumpur. Delegates and traders around the world are eagerly awaiting what this year hold for palm oil supply, demand and prices, according to the industry's leading experts.The Public Ledger will bring ...

POC 2015: CPO recovery may be short lived

Crude palm oil futures are unlikely to recover any further for at least the next four months, according to a Malaysian trader.

POC 2015: Why Olam is betting on African palm

Africa is the ‘next frontier’ for palm oil, according to Sunny Verghese, chief executive of Olam International.Speaking at the Palm Oil Price Outlook conference in Kuala Lumpur, he said that as well as an abund...

POC 2015: Volatility hits palm sector

 Forecasting palm oil prices is harder than ever before, due to huge volatility in the market of late, said Chris Lavigne of Frost & Sullivan."These are markets over the past year have been extremely, extre...

US imports less pepper in 2014

Black and white pepper corns US imports of pepper decreased by 4% last year, the International Pepper Community (IPC) noted in its Weekly Prices Bulletin for the week to February 27.

Ukraine rapeseed harvest could fall by nearly a quarter

Ukraine is likely to harvest up to 23% less rapeseed this year than in 2014, according to market analyst UkrAgroConsult.

Brazil strike still supports soy price rally

Soy bean harvesting Soy futures continue to ride on the back of the ongoing truckers strike in Brazil, which has in turn benefited US farmers.

Vietnam coffee exports set to slow

Slow sales of Vietnamese coffee because of low prices may keep March exports as low as 90,000-110,00 tonnes, similar to February, when shipments dropped to a three-month low.Global coffee prices are weak, with ...

Palm oil companies report mixed results

A number of major palm oil companies have reported fourth quarter results over the last week, with a mixed picture emerging in a market still characte...

Rains a mixed blessing for US almond growing areas

Almond growing areas in Central and southern California received rainfall over the weekend of February 28 and March 1, Blue Diamond Growers reported.

Turkish hazelnut sellers stay out of market again

Turkish hazelnut supply has reverted to its usual pattern of limited offers after showing some improvements recently, a UK trader noted in a report to...

Australian wheat set to continue feeling drought impact

Production of wheat, Australia's largest winter crop, will remain constrained hampered by drought next season despite an improvement in climatic condi...

US almond growers pleased with levels of bee activity

US almond growers have said they had plenty of bees to pollinate their trees this year.

Trigon Agri reports loss as currency devaluations hit

Black Sea commodities producer Trigon Agri reported a net loss of EUR13 million (USD15 mln) for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, due to EUR12 mln no...

Egypt's GASC buys Russian and Ukrainian wheat

Egypt's state grain buyer, the General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC,) bought 110,000 tonnes of Russian and Ukraine wheat in a tender for inv...

Canadian wheat futures stay mixed

Wheat cash bids across Western Canada only saw some minor adjustments during the week ended February 27, with some classes seeing small gains and othe...

ICE US Review: Coffee falls to nearly 13-month low

ICE coffee futures ended lower on Monday, hitting their lowest levels since February 11, 2014. A pickup in farmer selling in Brazil, due to a weaker B...

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German grain exports slide y-o-y

Germany’s grain exports slipped to 6.9 million tonnes in the opening half of the current marketing year, below the 8.3 mln tonnes exported last season, accordin...

Ivorian cocoa arrivals still strong but could be crop delay

Cocoa arrivals at ports in top grower Ivory Coast reached around 1,204,000 tonnes by March 1 since the start of the season on October 1, up from 1,155,000 tonne...

Brazil truck strike still partly ongoing

Road strikes in key Brazilian highways have now subsided, with most roads now unblocked though some disruption continues.

EU compound feed production down last year

Compound feed production in the EU fell to its lowest level since 2011 last year, according to the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (Fefac).

Mixed spices

Global spice prices still prone to upward pressure in 2015

A comprehensive report from Rotterdam trader Catz International indicates that a number of key spices look set for continued firm prices this year.

Interview: "Managing risk and reputation are key, now more than ever"

Commodities trading companies have increasingly moved to become vertically integrated in recent years, with many of them also having plantations and production ...

Ukraine: Still eyeing China to boost corn exports

As Ukraine’s position of corn exporter has strengthened over the last year, the Black Sea country continues to set its eyes on boosting trade with China and loo...

White poppyseeds

Poppyseed market kept in check by lack of Indian buying

Turkish white poppyseed prices remain on the low side due to a lack of demand from India.

Cashews

Brazilian late season cashew prices holding firm

Brazil’s cashew nut market at the start of this year continues to be firm and with “very elevated” farmgate prices.

Sultanas

Turkish sultana and raisin sales surging ahead

Sales of Turkish sultanas and raisins have continued to forge ahead with 233,429 tonnes of raw material registered between September 1 2014 and the end of Janua...

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic faces upward pressure on lower than expected new crop yields

Global gum Arabic prices have been subjected to unexpected upward pressure after it was realised that the new crop in Kordofan, Sudan, was not as good as previo...