Pre-opening 23/05/2022
Paris Chicago
Wheat+ 1 to + 2 €+ 12 cents
Corn+ 1 to + 2 €+ 4 cents
Rapeseed+ 5 € around
Soybean+ 6 cents
Indexes 23/05/2022
€/$1,0659 $
Oil WTI110,29 $/b

Wheat (€/t)
Sept. 22426,00+5,25
Déc. 22418,50+4,50
Mars 23414,75+4,50
Mai 23410,50+4,75
Sept. 23346,50+3,75
Corn (€/t)
Juin 22364,00+3,75
Août 22369,75+5,00
Nov. 22368,50+4,00
Mars 23368,25+4,25
Juin 23368,75+3,75
Rapeseed (€/t)
Août 22821,00-9,00
Nov. 22814,00-7,00
Févr. 23801,25-5,25
Mai 23796,00-5,00
Août 23703,50-11,50


Wheat (€/t) : 2446 lots
1Call Sept. 22380,00
100Call Sept. 22450,00
25Call Sept. 22460,00
400Call Sept. 22495,00
300Call Sept. 22500,00
2Call Déc. 22330,00
100Call Déc. 22450,00
300Call Déc. 22475,00
400Call Déc. 22495,00
5Call Déc. 22500,00
1Put Sept. 22320,00
400Put Sept. 22370,00
1Put Sept. 22400,00
1Put Sept. 22420,00
405Put Déc. 22365,00
5Put Déc. 22412,00
Corn (€/t) : 0 lots
Rapeseed (€/t) : 3 lots
1Call Févr. 23900,00
2Put Août 22800,00

Wheat (¢/b)
Juil. 221190,0000+6,7500
Sept. 221197,5000+6,5000
Déc. 221203,7500+8,0000
Mars 231205,0000+6,5000
Mai 231191,0000+5,5000
Corn (¢/b)
Juil. 22786,2500-3,0000
Sept. 22754,7500-3,7500
Déc. 22739,0000-4,7500
Mars 23742,0000-4,7500
Mai 23740,7500-4,2500
Soybean (¢/b)
Juil. 221687,0000-2,7500
Août 221628,7500-2,0000
Sept. 221558,5000-1,7500
Nov. 221518,7500-2,2500
Janv. 231522,0000-2,0000
Soy meal ($/st)
Juil. 22422,5000+0,0000
Août 22418,1000-0,4000
Sept. 22412,3000-1,1000
Oct. 22405,9000-1,5000
Déc. 22406,7000-1,5000
Soy oil (¢/lb)
Juil. 2280,4700+0,2100
Août 2277,9600+0,1300
Sept. 2276,4600+0,1200
Oct. 2275,2700+0,0900
Déc. 2274,7700+0,0700


Physical (€/t)
Durum wheat delivered La Pallice Spot - July 2022 basis515,00+0,00
Wheat delivered Rouen - July 2022 basis423,00+4,00
Corn delivered Bordeaux Spot - July 2021 basis361,00+4,00
Corn FOB Rhin Spot - July 2021 basis345,00+0,00
Feed barley delivered Rouen - July 2022 basis392,00+4,00
Malting barley FOB Creil Spot - July 2022 basis475,00+0,00
Rapessed FOB Moselle Spot - Flat - 2022 harvest831,00-9,00
Oleic sunseed delivered St Nazaire Spot - Flat - 2022 harvest990,00-5,00
Feed peas FOB Creil Spot - August 2022 basis450,00+5,00
Analysis 23/05/2022

European market

Last week was marked by a prices' decline in all agricultural commodities. This downturn is essentially due to the so-called technical correction, after the rise of  last few months. In France, the current storms are welcome, but do not prevent the risk of a drop in production, due to heterogeneity. Prices will be influenced mainly by the situation in Ukraine, where about 20 Mt of grains are blocked and cannot be supplied to the world market.

On the international scene, Jordan is officially buying 120,000 t of feed barley.

According to its agriculture minister, Ukraine could sow 190,000 ha of spring wheat, 900,000 ha of spring barley and 3.9 M ha of corn this year. This would represent about 25% less spring area than last year.

Given the persistent water deficit in France, FranceAgrimer said that only 73% of winter wheat was rated as good to excellent, compared to 82% the previous week and 89% a fortnight ago. In winter barley, the crop rating is also down to 71% and in spring barley to 69%, down respectively by -8 and -7% compared to last week. Corn sowing is now complete.

Rapeseed prices recovered a little on Friday after the decline of the previous days, in the wake of canola and palm this morning.

The dollar is weakening this morning at 1.0600 against the euro. Oil remains firm at 110.90 usd/barrel.

American market

Wheat prices fell sharply in Chicago over the past few days as beneficial rains returned to major HRW producing regions. India is relaxing its export restrictions. However, the situation remains unclear as to what volume will ultimately be granted for export. Traders will be watching the crop rating to be published this evening, which should not change much with 27% of the area deemed to be good as of last week.

US corn prices were little changed, with a partial catching up of the delay in sowing thanks to drier weather in recent weeks. In this context, the planted area could at least be equal to or higher than the latest USDA estimate of 89.5 million acres.

 Soybean prices have been supported by strong export volumes, suggesting a downward revision in carryover stocks.  

On Friday, funds were net sellers in 10,500 lots of wheat and 5,500 lots of corn. They were net buyers in 4,000 lots of soybean.

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