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AMIS Market Monitor

last release: July 2018

International Prices

After a modest contraction in May average maize export values fell sharply in June. A slump in US prices was mainly linked to concerns about future trading relationships with China and Mexico, but with better than average crop conditions also adding to the downside. Expanding harvest pressure contributed to declines in Argentina, where traders looked to secure fresh sales for August/September shipment. Despite worsening production prospects, FOB quotations in Brazil (Paranagua) also moved lower on busier farmer selling and weakness at competing origins.