Russian wheat export prices remained high last week


The Russian wheat market shows no noticeable price change. Export prices for Russian wheat remained within last week’s range in deep-water ports and gained another $1-2/MT FOB in smaller ports.

Russian wheat prices in the export market remain high, further losing competitiveness against offers from other sources, reports UkrAgroConsult.

While Russian wheat price is on the rise, the American and French products became cheaper. This immediately affected importer demand. On February 8, Russian wheat missed out on an Egyptian GASC tender for a second consecutive time because of the price, though it was reduced by a couple dollars there against the previous tender.

As a reminder, U.S. wheat is purchased in Egypt’s state tender for the first time since MY 2016/17. Undoubtedly, Russia’s share in GASC tender purchases remains dominant, but it is likely to fall to a three-year low in MY 2018/19.

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