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Market Monitor October 2018

04 Oct 2018

The latest edition of the AMIS Market Monitor sees global commodity markets of the AMIS crops easing. Especially in the case of maize and soybeans, the release of unexpectedly high forecasts for US production added to the bearish tone in both markets and resulted in steep price declines, especially for maize. Wheat markets also seem well supplied, although a combination of robust buying activity, reduced export availabilities of high quality wheat, and poorer crop prospects in Australia pushed prices up slightly towards the end of the month. As rice in Asia is beginning to get harvested, crop prospects have improved further.