26th June 2024 Commodity Market Report

Tarwe - CirQlar UK

The US soybean crop is looking good, with a rating of 67% good/excellent. This is a four year high and the market will be keeping a very close eye as the crop develops.

Commodity report exchange rate graph 26 06 24
  • Sterling is unchanged against the dollar week-on-week.



  • Soybean shipment exports from US delayed by floods on the Mississippi. Nearby availability remains tight at all origins and destinations.
  • US weather will be main input over the next few months.
  • Market trading based on a higher soya acreage. The US acreage/stocks report on Friday 28th June will help clarify the situation.
  • Further bean selling from the South American farmers will add pressure. Brazil currently at 64 % sold, with Argentina only 28% sold.
  • 2024/25 world bean ending stocks due to rise 15% year-on-year and US ending stocks up 30% year-on-year.
  • The US soybean crop is rated 67% good/excellent - a four year high. 97% planted vs 95% average pace.


  • EU to enforce 50% duty on rapeseed from Russia/Belarus from 1st July. EU will lose ~900k meal imports from Russia, with a reduced crush already planned.
  • USDA report dropped world rapeseed production by 1.2 million tonnes, revising Australian and EU crops downwards.
  • Premiums built into 2025 prices to cover EUDR risk.
  • Improving conditions in Canada, with big crop expected, close to calculating into the EU.

Maize Distillers

  • US ethanol production +3.5% week-on-week and margins remain positive.
  • North American cattle demand declining due to gradual switch to summer diets.


Palm Kernel

  • Impact of last year’s El Nino much lower than feared, with 2024 production now expected to be average.
  • Crush margins above $11 so production expected to be strong.

Soya Hulls

  • USDA report leaves Argentine crop unchanged at 50 million tonnes, double last year’s figure.
  • Overall global demand lower. This could drive crushers to look for spot demand if stock levels begin to climb.


  • Weather driven delays to plantings in general, resulting in concerns over negative yield impact for 2024 campaign (Oct onwards).



  • Ukraine’s agriculture minister increases their wheat crop estimate from 19 million tonnes to 21.5 million, vs 19.5 million per USDA report.
  • Western Europe rains have impacted plantings and growth. Both the EU and UK -3 million tonnes year-on-year. However western Europe is finally getting sunshine and dry weather, benefiting crops this week.
  • US winter and spring wheat crops in best condition in four years.
  • US 2024/25 ending stocks at four year high. Early harvest pressure and good yields.


  • 2024/25 estimated bigger crops for global at 150 million tonnes, +8 million year-on-year.
  • EU crop at 54.5 million tonnes, +6.8 million.
  • UK crop at 7.5 million tonnes, +0.5 million.


  • Argentinian maize harvest 49% complete and Brazil’s Safrinha harvest around 25% complete.
  • Ukraine 2024 maize crop 14 million tonnes below peak.
  • Hedge funds short of 24 million tonnes of CBOT maize.
  • The US maize crop is rated 69% good/excellent, -2% week-on-week vs 67% average and representing a four year high.

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Weekly currency trend

£1.269 /$ - Mixed

£1.183/Euro – Mixed

Previous commodity reports

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