Agricultural Market Coverage – Week 23


Jun 10, 2022 | Agricultural Markets News

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Australia Wheat Exports On a Record Pace

Australia had record Wheat crop production in 2021, which came timely as the global Wheat supply was tighter YoY. Australia Wheat exports, therefore, benefited from large demand globally. The pace of Wheat exports thus increased YoY, particularly with  Mar exports booming 1.33 Mmt YoY. Nonetheless, the pace surprisingly slowed down between Dec 21 & Feb  22, with exports decreasing 925 kmt in Dec YoY. Overall, the export pace is way ahead of the 20/21 one, totaling  21.4 Mmt of Wheat exported in 21/22 so far, heading towards a record season. Yet, Russia’s expected bumper crop could potentially put a brake on Australia’s Wheat exports pace.

Australia Cumulative Wheat Exports Delta: 2021/22 v. 2020/21

Australia Cumulative Wheat Exports Delta: 2021/22 v. 2020/21

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Droughts in France Put Crops At Risk

France (and the EU in general) suffers from droughts throughout the land, and staple crops’ quality is already dropping fast. In early winter, the wet conditions led to extra moisture in France soils, reaching around 53.8% average moisture on Jan 10th, 22. The situation rapidly degraded one month later, and this value only increased by 1.1 points to 54.98% against 55.6% on average. Up until now, soil moisture conditions were mixed. But as precipitation events decrease as Summer arrives, these conditions are currently degrading faster despite small showers. With droughts also settling in the Black Sea area, global Wheat production outlook could be worse than expected in 22/23.

France Average Soil Moisture Delta Between 2022 & 5-Year Average

France Average Soil Moisture Delta Between 2022 & 5 Year Average - Report

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Ukraine Ports Exports Reflect Russian Advance

After +100 days of conflict in Ukraine, exports have stopped and started again slightly in Ukraine ports, particularly in the Odesa Oblast. Russia’s strategy to redirect its effort on territories bordering the Black Sea is reflected in Ukraine’s operational ports’ dynamics. Nikolaev (Миколаїв) is currently facing pressure from Russia’s advance, and exports declined 4.93 Mmt YoY between Mar & May 2022. Similarly, Chornomorsk (Чорномо́рськ) & Yuzhny (Южне) exports declined by 3.86 & 2.44 Mmt YoY due to the pressure of bombings and the Russian fleet blockade. However, export from the Westernmost ports of Izmail (Ізмаїл) & Reni (Рені) grew by 200 & 222 kmt, respectively, as they are more protected by their proximity to Romania.

Odesa Oblast’s Ports Exports Between Mar & May 2022

Ukraine Odessa Oblast Ports Exports From Mar to May 2022

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