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Producer, merchant positions in ags for week to August 18

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Below, revised details of the shifts in producer, merchant, processor and user positioning in US-traded agricultural commodities, in the week to August 18.

 

Data are for futures and options combined, and sourced from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

 

For analysis of the previous week’s data, click here.

 

Producer, merchant net positioning in grains and oilseeds
Contract Gross long position
Week-on-week change, gross long
Gross short position
Week-on-week change, gross short
Net long position
Week-on-week change, net long

Kansas City wheat

69,669 -5,955 95,414 +3,602 -25,745 -9,557

Chicago corn

564,845 -57,968 674,338 -6,951 -109,493 -51,017
Chicago wheat
40,854 +2,257 120,545 +8,058 -79,691 -5,801

Chicago soymeal

150,584 -11,699 280,907 +22,116 -130,323 -33,815

Chicago soyoil

132,038 +299 301,493 +12,996 -169,455 -12,697

Chicago soybeans

279,321 -56,025 537,241 +33,478 -257,920 -89,503

Data in number of contracts

 

 

Producer, merchant net positioning in New York-traded soft commodities
Contract Gross long position
Week-on-week change, gross long
Gross short position
Week-on-week change, gross short
Net long position
Week-on-week change, net long
Cocoa
77,433 -5,263 127,314 -5,433 -49,881 +170

Arabica coffee

100,170 -8,012 164,354 -57 -64,184 -7,955

Cotton

32,387 +72 132,612 +187 -100,225 -115

Raw sugar

377,591 -18,024 657,743 +5,261 -280,152 -23,285

Data in number of contracts

 

 

 

Contract Gross long position
Week-on-week change, gross long
Gross short position
Week-on-week change, gross short
Net long position
Week-on-week change, net long

Feeder cattle

5,332 +410 12,053 +1,414 -6,721 -1,004

Lean hogs

21,748 -1,768 90,664 -2,348 -68,916 +580
Live cattle
27,658 -4,452 175,271 +5,212 -147,613 -9,664
Data in number of contracts

 

 

 

Contract Gross long position
Week-on-week change, gross long
Gross short position
Week-on-week change, gross short
Net long position
Week-on-week change, net long

Livestock

54,738 -5,810 277,988 +4,278 -223,250 -10,088

Soft commodities

587,581 -31,227 1,082,023 -42 -494,442 -31,185
Grain and oilseeds
1,237,311 -129,091 2,009,938 +73,299 -772,627 -202,390
Overall position 1,879,630 -166,128 3,369,949 +77,535 -1,490,319 -243,663

Data in number of contracts

 

 

 

* = most extreme on data going back to 2006

 

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