CBOT corn prices went down 23% last week


WHEAT. During August 23-30, CBOT wheat prices lost 3.42%, reports UkrAgroConsult.

The bearish factors were as follows:

- trends of the adjacent soybean and corn markets;

- fast pace of spring wheat harvesting in the USA;

- results of the US wheat weekly contracting;

- less fears about Russian wheat exports restrictions and ruble exchange rate decrease;

- strong US dollar, which index remained at its high since mid-2017.

CORN. Over the period under review (August 23-30), CBOT corn prices went down 23%.

The market was driven by the following factors:

- another rainy week in the US Corn Belt, which was favorable for the crop;

- the approach of mass harvesting in the USA;

- the new-crop US corn weekly sales were below market expectations;

- considerable devaluation of Argentinean peso and Brazilian real against the backdrop of strong US dollar.

- long-lasting weekend - the Labor Day in the USA on Monday.

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