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AMIS Market Monitor

last release: December 2018

International Prices


Average soybean prices retreated by 4.4 percent m/m during November, although trends across key origins were mixed. Despite pressure from sluggish international demand and harvesting of what is set to be the largest crop on record, US Gulf values strengthened on increasing hopes for a breakthrough in the trade dispute with China. In contrast, southern hemisphere markets were significantly weaker. In Brazil, the record planting pace weighed on sentiment, as did an erosion of spot buying interest against the backdrop of reported trade discussions between the US and China. In Argentina, too, where seeding was close to the halfway stage, export prices were lower.