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Agricultural Commodities Market
Who exported grains and by-products in 2017? Which were the destinations?

​Argentina dispatched around 82 Mt of grains, protein meals and vegetable oils in 2017. Cargill, Cofco and Bunge were the three main exporters. The five main exporters shipped close to 57% of the total exports of Argentina, while the first ten companies dispatched 88%. China and Brazil were the main buyers of Argentine grain, since they bought 25% of the total grains shipments. Five countries acquired more than half of the grains shipments of Argentina. The batch of buyers of soybean meal remains atomized and Argentina continues to be heavily dependent on India's purchases of soyoil and sunoil.

Agricultural Commodities Market
No floor for yields nor ceiling for prices in soybeans

​Drought conditions worsened in February and left soybean conditions in Argentina under very severe thermohydric stress. National yield plummeted without finding a floor yet, while cash prices skyrocketed to its highest level in 4 years.

Agricultural Commodities Market
Market is trying to persuade Argentinian producers to seed more wheat

With a lower offer and a strong demand, prices for 2018/19 wheat to be delivered next harvest (between Dec-18 and Jan-19) at Rosario’s terminal ports climbed to US$ 190/ton, the same value that is currently being offered for the grain to be delivered in July 2018, meaning that exporters are willing to give up any seasonal advantage.

Agricultural Commodities Market
Argentinian corn exporters keep adjusting their strategy to the lower production context

​Argentinian shipping commitments so far this year is already three times above last 5 years’ average. Given the risk of keep discounting production to 2017/18 crop year estimates, exporters have enough motivation to assure the possession of the grain and prices escalated accordingly in the week to March 2nd.

Crop Progress and Condition Reports
80% of the core region in drought conditions

​Insufficient rainfall and high temperatures left an unprecedented water deficit in the region. The drought condition extends to 80% of the core region. The second crops advance in their cycle and the possibility to recover yield is decreasing.

Agricultural Commodities Market
Gran Rosario keeps the first place as the largest exporter region in 2017

Argentine port nodes exported 87.6 Mt of grains, oilseed, meals and vegetable oils in 2017. The most important node was the Gran Rosario accounting 68.6 Mt. Bahia Blanca was second with almost 9 Mt and Quequén, third, with 6 Mt. The exports from the Gran Rosario and Zárate region increased while Bahía Blanca and Quequén had a fall in their volume compared with 2016. The port node with the highest growth was Zárate. The Gran Rosario share of total, grew to 78% in 2017 from 77% in 2016. 

Agricultural Commodities Market
Good market prospects for wheat planting

​Domestic wheat prices continue to send signals to stimulate the cereal’s sowing, with next year’s crop prices above the current ones. Weather conditions are worrying for the planting of the cereal. In North America, the drought doesn’t step back and the USDA reduced their export estimates.​

Agricultural Commodities Market
Argentine coarse grains suffer another week without rain

March rains are similar to February exhibiting a rather large deficit. The beginning of the new local harvest and the Chicago prices downturn drove down the prices for the local soybean.  At the other market, the needs of the export sector allowed the corn to get around the rock and stand firm on its upward path. 

Agricultural Commodities Market
Drought hurries coarse grains businesses

The bidders rush to deliver corn to take advantage of the premium that gives the present delivery in comparison to the deliveries for the next month, in a campaign in which the financial needs of the producing sector are exacerbated by the drought. Without certainty about the volume of Argentine soybeans and corn that will be produced this year, ensuring the merchandise's origination seems to be the safest bet.          

How much are drought losses calculated in corn and soybeans?

The drought that has been affecting soybeans and corn in the 2017/2018 production season will imply a fall in the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of more than 4,600 million dollars for the Argentine economy, from which US $ 1,550 million correspond to direct losses of the productive sector.

Agricultural Commodities Market
Argentine wheat price rise due to foreign markets
Argentine wheat FOB prices increased 15 USD/MT in the last week due to a stronger demand from Brazil, Algeria and Southeast Asia countries. Thus, the increasing prices at the foreign markets helped to improve the local wheat prices. Therefore, the increasing demand along with the uncertain in the U.S supply boosted the 17/18 MY local wheat prices.
Crop Progress and Condition Reports
Soybean production drops to 40 MMT and corn to 32 MMT

Soybeans decline by 6.5 million tones and corn by 3 million tones compared to what was calculated in February.

Grain shipments grew in 2017, greater participation of “Gran Rosario”

According to official sources, shipments of grain from Argentina grew by 1.5% in 2017 reaching 48.4 million tonnes. The participation of the terminals of the Gran Rosario also increased in those shipments, 66% of the grains shipped in 2017 came out from this area (29.7 Mt). On the other hand, at the country level, shipments of wheat abroad tripled in the last two years. Furthermore, corn represented 50% of the Argentine shipments.

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27 feb 2018 | Business
Crowdfunding in Argentina: keys to regulation
In support of the entrepreneurial activity, promoting the local development of productive activities and launching innovative financing systems, the National Securities Commission (CNV) regulated the creation of Collective Financing Systems. Known as "Crowdfunding" in the English language, with resolution No. 717 published last January, the CNV established for Argentina the norms for the financing of projects of different sizes and the development of new ideas, which have traditionally resorted to other funding sources for its initiation.

27 feb 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
The pieces in the supply of cereal to the world are rearranged
The drought has already claimed 5 million tons of corn, breaking the hope that Argentina will increase the volume of exports in the 2017/18 season. In wheat, shipments do not disappoint but it is the United States that suffers the least competitiveness, and Chicago echoes.

27 feb 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
Paradigm shift for the Argentine soy market
After four consecutive years with Argentine final stocks of soybeans at or above 10 Mt, a brutal drought will cut inventories by at least half. The market responded to this change in trend and the Rosario Board of Trade broke AR$ 6,000/t barrier.

27 feb 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
The investment funds change their positioning to bet on the rise of soybeans and corn
In January of this year in the Chicago futures market, if we add the positions in soy, corn and wheat, the funds registered their highest net short position in grains since 2006. As of the last week of that month, they began the strong short-coverage of these positions, with weekly purchases that approached record values. This shows the change in the general positioning of the funds with respect to these agricultural commodities. It would seem that today they stand in the market envisioning an upward trend in prices, especially in corn and soybeans, where they have a net purchased position.

19 feb 2018 | Crop Progress and Condition Reports
Due to the drought, Argentine core region´s production would fall by almost 4 M T compared to last year
Due to the lack of water, the production of soybean of the core region would be 16.8 million tons. Last year it was 20.6 million tons. The first soybean would yield 3,3 Tn, far from the 4,0 expected at the beginning of the campaign. The expectation in the second soybean crumbles. It could yield only 2,0 Tn/ha.

19 feb 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
Fueled by climate, soybeans hold up their bullish potential
The drought in our country is still the main factor that moves prices. This week, both in the local market and in Chicago, the oilseed continued on its upward path. Soybean meal, of which Argentina dominates the international market, leads the rises in the soybean complex and so far this year its price increased US$65 /ton in CME Group.

19 feb 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
Cereals are praying for rains in the United States and Argentina.
Dry weather combined with low temperatures in the United States give a boost to the external price of wheat, improving the competitiveness of Argentine shipments. Meanwhile, the lack of rain worries the new Argentine maize campaign, thus, buyers are rushing to ensure the supply of merchandise.

14 feb 2018 | Crop Progress and Condition Reports
Soybeans need water soon
The signs of drought expanded to all soybean crops in the region. The technicians speak of a reproductive drought, very damaging, that could seriously impact on yields.

14 feb 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
The seed, key link in the agri-food chain
For an agricultural producer country like Argentina, the seed industry is very important and it is enough to observe some key indicators. This complex comprises more than 2,600 companies, employs more than 115,000 people directly and indirectly, has an annual seed production of almost 1 Mt, an annual turnover of 1,500 million dollars and exports of 285 million dollars. In addition, our country is the 9th world producer of seeds -second in the Latin American ranking-, 10th world exporter in dollars and 17th world exporter in negotiated volume.

14 feb 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
Critical moment for soybean and corn campaigns
Weather is being decisive to determine the coarse grains harvest 2017/18. Each additional day that passes without rain reduces the yield potential of Argentina’s main exporting complexes. Whatever happens with the climate will not only have impact on the farmers, but also on the entire Argentine economy.

05 feb 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
Climate puts Pressure on Argentina’s Soybeans and Corn.
The critical month for soybeans is starting with climatic forecasts that would not satisfy the water demand of the crop in Argentina.

05 feb 2018 | Economics
Agricultural equipment sales increased in 2017
Argentine agricultural machinery and equipment exports increased 11 % to November 2017 while local sales increased 79 % at the third quarter of 2017. The use of installed capacity in the sector also rose up to 78 % as September 2017 from the low of 50 % in 2015.

05 feb 2018 | Economics
Field and Agroindustry: Engines of production, consumption and exports of fuels.
The field is responsible for almost a quarter of the total diesel consumption in our country and biofuels provide not only foreign currency but also help to increase the supply of naphtha and diesel that Argentina's automotive sector and the agricultural and livestock activities demand.

29 ene 2018 | Business
Deferred payment checks: volume traded rise up 23% in 2017.
Deferred payment checks (DPC) trading volume increased almost 23 percent in 2017 measured in pesos and 2.6 percent measured in units. DPC holds better yields than other fixed rate investments with the same risk and maturity. This yields were correlated with the reference rates of the monetary market in Argentina throughout 2017 with the same maturity.

29 ene 2018 | Agricultural Commodities Market
Good news in the international wheat market
As the crop year already finished, Argentine wheat continues to break records. This time, the good performance of the local cereal is focused on foreign trade. New marks in monthly sales to Brazil, the diversification of export destinations and the growth of the dollars generated characterize the great competitiveness in this crop.

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