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Saudi books 725,000t barley for Oct, 1H Nov arrival
Market Check head of strategy Nick Crundall said the tender results were encouraging for both global and Australian barley prices, with booked values up more than US$11/t since the last tender to follow some of the rise in pricing seen recently in wheat. (Grain Central) Read more here READ MORE
Australian March wheat exports at 1.02Mt up 28pc from February
“A similar theme played out as previous months, with China doing the heavy lifting,” Market Check head of strategy Nick Crundall said. Read more here.
Supply concerns mount as pandemic roars
Unprecedented reporting of stocks reveals tight domestic situation: The global macro markets are truly facing the first Black Swan event we’ve seen in over a decade, with agricultural markets not immune to the volatility. READ MORE
China’s Wheat Demand To Surge in 2020
China Wheat Policies In 2001, China implemented a policy to allow the importation of a set volume of wheat each year as part of its accession into the WTO. These Tariff Rate Quotas, or TRQs, have reached an annual volume of 9.6mmt in a bid to open China up to the wold wheat market. In […] READ MORE
Australia’s December wheat exports jump 68pc to 925,290t
“Wheat exports were strong in December relative to our overall exportable surplus, continuing the trend of our export pace running at an unsustainably fast rate,” Market Check head of strategy Nick Crundall said. “Indonesia came in as the main buyer with its biggest monthly total since December 2018. Read more here. READ MORE
Australia exports 559,106 tonnes of wheat in Nov
November wheat-export data illustrated that our exports weren’t flying out the door, but considering November exports were predominately backed by old-crop volumes, it’s understandable that overall figures were fairly low, explains Nick Crundall, Head of Strategy at Market Check in this article published by Grain Central..Read More. READ MORE
Where has the demand gone?
The elasticity of our inelastic demand Tough Season 2019 offered up one of the most challenging production environments we’ve seen in a long time. However, the grain markets were equally as tough, with high market volatility throughout the season. This caused some financial heartache amongst the export/trading community, meaning 2019 will be a year to […] READ MORE
The Future of the Grain Industry
The Road is Rarely Straight Industry Leaders & Losers The Australian grains industry has gone through significant change since I started my career in 2005 and I’ve witnessed much of this change first hand through the lens of various supply chain participants. Australian growers have experienced big swings in market participants, demand dynamics, prices, weather […] READ MORE
China holds the key to barley market
The barley market was at a delicate juncture, with prices currently competitive into export markets but with few export buyers looking to accumulate serious parcels of grain as yet explained Nick Crundall, Market Check Head of Strategy in this article published by Stock Journal...Read More READ MORE
Recognition for a WA tillage trail blazer
Jackie’s approach to building the skill sets and supporting rural and regionally-based small business owners and entrepreneurs is outstanding, explains Brett Stevenson, Market Check Founder and Managing Director in this article published by Farm Weekly..read more READ MORE