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Biggest ag commodity winners and losers for January

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Dryness was behind the biggest price gains among major agricultural commodity contracts in January.


Kansas City hard red winter wheat gained ground amid worries over dryness damage to the crop in the US southern Plains.


Argentine dryness was behind the rise in soymeal values, with the lack of moisture threatening output of soybeans, and thus supplies of the feed ingredient made from them. Argentina is the top soymeal exporter.




Agricultural commodity price performance, January 2018
Commodity Month-end price Price gain, loss over month
Hard red winter wheat $4.67 1/4 per bushel +9.4%
Soymeal $337.80 per short ton +8.1%
Soft red winter wheat $4.51 3/4 per bushel +5.8%
Soybeans $9.95 3/4 per bushel +5.8%
Cocoa (New York) $1,996 per tonne +5.5%
Corn $3.61 1/2 per bushel +3.1%
Robusta coffee (London) $1,762 per tonne +2.8%
Lean hogs 73.225 cents per pound +2.0%
Live cattle 123.85 cents per pound +1.9%
Cocoa (London) £1,399 per tonne +1.5%
Rapeseed E350.25 per tonne +0.7%
Feed wheat (London) £136.90 per tonne +0.5%
Soyoil 33.07 cents per pound 0.0%
Palm oil 2,492 ringgit per tonne -0.4%
Soft milling wheat (Paris) £158.25 per tonne -0.5%
Feeder cattle 145.05 cents per pound -0.7%
Cotton 77.28 cents per pound -1.7%
Arabica coffee (New York) 121.85 cents per pound -3.4%
White sugar (London) $352.40 per tonne -10.7%
Raw sugar (New York) 13.23 cents per pound -12.7%
Data for spot contracts, except third-in contract for Kuala Lumpur palm oil










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