Canola futures finish slightly higher

WINNIPEG, Jan. 22 (MarketsFarm) – Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Futures canola contracts finished slightly higher on Wednesday, regaining some of the values lost yesterday.

Support came from improved Chicago soyoil prices, as well as from stronger European rapeseed.

However, lower Malaysian palm oil prices and the South American soybean harvest, which is just underway, weighed on values.

The extradition hearing for Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou continues in a Vancouver courtroom. The hearing has been highlighting the strained relations between Canada and China.

By mid-afternoon Wednesday, the Canadian dollar was up by almost a half cent to 76.06 U.S. cents.

There were 13,014 contracts traded on Wednesday, which compares with Tuesday when 11,450 contracts changed hands. Spreading accounted for 9,526 contracts traded.

Settlement prices are in Canadian dollars per metric tonne.

Price Change
Canola Mar 477.90 up 1.10
May 486.80 up 1.20
Jul 491.40 up 1.40
Nov 495.00 up 1.70

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) were lower on Wednesday, drifting while waiting for China to ramp up its purchases.

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chinese Vice-Premier Han Zheng reassured China’s export partners that the Phase One trade deal with the United States wouldn’t affect its purchases from them. However, there were reports that Chinese importers were recently ordered to prioritize U.S. purchases.

In another report, there was a forecast from Progressive Ag Marketing that projected CBOT soybean prices to hit US$10.75 per bushel by August 1. Yet another report said China will begin purchasing large amounts of U.S. soybeans come February.

Argentine soybean processor Vicentin stopped its crushing operations as the financially-troubled company continues to re-organize.

There have been reports stating that 30,000 tonnes of Malaysian palm oil are waiting to be unloaded in Indian ports. India banned palm oil imports from Malaysia for criticizing India’s new citizenship law. It’s widely believed the legislation will discriminate against Muslims.

In international purchases, Algeria issued a tender for 30,000 tonnes of soymeal.

CORN futures were steady to higher on Wednesday, also looking for direction.

With the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday, the weekly ethanol production report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration has been delayed to Thursday.

The federal Liberal government in Canada said it will introduce legislation to ratify the U.S.-Mexico-Agreement on Jan. 29. However, the opposition Conservatives said on Wednesday that they want to study the trade pact before voting on it. Canada will be the last of the trio to ratify the agreement, which replaces NAFTA.

In international corn purchases, Algeria issued a tender for 20,000 tonnes and South Korea issued two tenders for approximately 340,400 tonnes in total.

WHEAT futures were lower on Wednesday, as U.S. exports have struggled.

In international purchases, Algeria bought 400,000 tonnes of optional origin wheat, and South Korea acquired 200,000 tonnes of soft wheat from Russia.

OUTSIDE MARKETS

Light crude oil nearby futures in New York were at US$56.08 per barrel.

In the afternoon, the Canadian dollar was trading around US76.24 cents. The U.S. dollar was C$1.3116.

 

Winnipeg ICE Futures Canada dollars per tonne.

Name / Contract High Low Last Change Settlement
Canola Mar 2020 481.10 476.10 477.40 0.60 477.40
Canola May 2020 490.00 485.40 486.30 0.70 486.30
Canola Jul 2020 494.30 490.10 491.20 1.20 491.20
Canola Nov 2020 497.50 494.30 494.70 1.40 494.70
Canola Jan 2021 502.80 500.00 500.20 1.70 500.20
Soybean Mar 2020 922.00 913.25 913.75 -2.25 913.75
Soybean May 2020 935.50 927.00 927.50 -2.25 927.25
Soybean Jul 2020 949.25 940.75 941.25 -2.25 941.00
Soybean Aug 2020 953.50 945.50 946.00 -2.00 945.75
Soybean Sep 2020 952.50 945.25 945.75 -1.75 945.50
Soybean Nov 2020 956.50 949.25 950.25 -1.00 950.00
Soybean Meal Mar 2020 299.80 297.40 297.90 -1.20 297.80
Soybean Meal May 2020 304.10 302.00 302.50 -1.30 302.30
Soybean Meal Jul 2020 308.70 306.50 306.90 -1.60 306.80
Soybean Oil Mar 2020 33.37 32.61 33.02 0.27 32.99
Soybean Oil May 2020 33.70 32.95 33.35 0.26 33.32
Soybean Oil Jul 2020 34.07 33.31 33.70 0.25 33.68
Corn Mar 2020 391.00 386.75 388.75 1.25 388.00
Corn May 2020 396.50 392.25 394.25 0.75 393.50
Corn Jul 2020 401.75 397.75 399.25 unch 398.75
Corn Sep 2020 400.75 397.00 398.00 -0.75 397.75
Corn Dec 2020 403.50 399.75 400.75 -0.75 400.25
Oats Mar 2020 315.00 311.50 313.25 -1.50 312.50
Oats May 2020 308.75 306.50 307.50 -1.50 306.75
Oats Jul 2020 299.00 295.75 298.75 -2.50 295.75
Oats Sep 2020 282.75 281.00 281.00 -1.25 282.25
Oats Dec 2020 273.00 271.75 271.75 -1.00 272.75
Wheat Mar 2020 592.50 574.50 577.75 -3.75 577.25
Wheat May 2020 590.75 574.50 577.25 -3.75 577.25
Wheat Jul 2020 589.00 574.25 576.75 -3.75 576.75
Wheat Sep 2020 592.75 579.50 581.75 -3.75 581.50
Wheat Dec 2020 599.50 587.25 589.75 -3.75 589.25
Spring Wheat Mar 2020 567.75 554.50 554.50 -7.75 554.50
Spring Wheat May 2020 576.00 563.75 564.00 -6.75 564.00
Spring Wheat Jul 2020 582.50 570.75 571.25 -5.75 571.25
Spring Wheat Sep 2020 590.00 578.75 579.75 -5.00 579.75
Spring Wheat Dec 2020 600.00 589.00 590.00 -5.50 590.00
Hard Red Wheat Mar 2020 504.75 491.00 492.50 -7.50 493.25
Hard Red Wheat May 2020 511.75 498.25 499.75 -7.50 500.75
Hard Red Wheat Jul 2020 518.25 505.50 507.00 -7.50 508.00
Hard Red Wheat Sep 2020 525.50 513.00 514.75 -7.50 515.75
Hard Red Wheat Dec 2020 535.25 523.50 525.00 -7.75 526.50
Live Cattle (Pit) Feb 2020 126.18 126.18 126.18 -0.20 126.18
Live Cattle (Pit) Apr 2020 126.78 126.78 126.78 -0.45 126.78
Live Cattle (Pit) Jun 2020 118.45 118.45 118.45 -0.72 118.45
Feeder Cattle (Pit) Jan 2020 143.93 143.93 143.93 -1.15 143.93
Feeder Cattle (Pit) Mar 2020 143.05 143.05 143.05 -1.63 143.05
Feeder Cattle (Pit) Apr 2020 146.03 146.03 146.03 -1.53 146.03
Lean Hogs (Pit) Feb 2020 67.55 67.55 67.55 0.20 67.55
Lean Hogs (Pit) Apr 2020 74.53 74.53 74.53 0.70 74.53
Lean Hogs (Pit) May 2020 80.85 80.85 80.85 0.50 80.85

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