Log in
Forgot password ?
Become a member for free
Sign up
Sign up
New member
Sign up for FREE
New customer
Discover our services
Dynamic quotes 
News: Latest News
Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesInterest RatesBusiness LeadersFinance Pro.CalendarSectors 
All NewsEconomyCurrencies & ForexEconomic EventsCryptocurrenciesCybersecurityPress Releases

Corn near 1-week low on U.S. planting pace, Brazilian crop worries limit losses

05/10/2021 | 10:25pm EDT

* Corn down ahead of key U.S. supply-demand estimates

* U.S. corn planting at 67%, as of Sunday, above average pace

* AgRural cuts production estimate for Brazil's corn crop

SINGAPORE, May 11 (Reuters) - Chicago corn futures slid for a second consecutive session on Tuesday, hitting their lowest in almost one week as rapidly progressing U.S. planting weighed on the market.

The corn market is taking a break after a strong rally, ahead of the widely watched World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) to be published by the U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Wednesday.

"The May WASDE is always a significant report for the market because it collates the USDA's worldwide thinking on the prospective season," said Tobin Gorey, director of agricultural strategy at Commonwealth Bank of Australia.

"And, those global estimates can potentially make the market's expectations anchor in a completely different place."

The most-active corn contract on the Chicago Board Of Trade (CBOT) fell 0.5% to $7.08-1/2 a bushel, as of 0205 GMT, after dropping to its lowest since May 5 at $7.03-1/4 a bushel earlier in the session.

Soybeans lost 0.4% to $15.80-1/2 a bushel and wheat gave up 0.7% to $7.25-1/4 a bushel.

The USDA said U.S. farmers had planted 67% of their intended corn acres as of Sunday, matching the average estimate in a Reuters analyst poll.

In a report released after the market closed on Monday, the agency said corn planting progress was up from 46% a week earlier and well ahead of the five-year average of 52%.

The decline in corn prices was limited by expectations of lower output in Brazil.

Brazilian agribusiness consultancy AgRural on Monday said it cut its production estimate for the country's second corn crop in the Center South region due to a prolonged drought that worsened in the first week of May.

Farmers there are now expected to reap 65.1 million tonnes of second corn, down from 73 million tonnes estimated on April 19, according to a statement. At the same time, AgRural said average yields are now seen at 84.1 bags of 60 kilograms each per hectare, the lowest in three years.

Commodity funds were net sellers of CBOT corn, wheat, soybeans and soyoil futures contracts on Monday and net buyers of CBOT soymeal, traders said. (Reporting by Naveen Thukral; Editing by Subhranshu Sahu)

ę Reuters 2021
Stocks mentioned in the article
ChangeLast1st jan.
COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA -2.10% 103.69 End-of-day quote.26.28%
CORN FUTURES (C) - CBR (FLOOR)/C1 0.61% 659.25 End-of-day quote.35.38%
EURO / BRAZILIAN REAL (EUR/BRL) 0.03% 5.9739 Delayed Quote.-4.78%
S&P GSCI CORN INDEX -0.61% 473.8906 Delayed Quote.19.32%
S&P GSCI SOY BEANS INDEX -0.21% 520.0986 Delayed Quote.0.15%
SOYBEAN MEAL FUTURES (ZM) - CBE (ELECTRONIC)/C1 -0.21% 372.6 End-of-day quote.-14.04%
WHEAT FUTURES (W) - CBR (FLOOR)/C1 -0.19% 661.5 End-of-day quote.3.47%
Latest news "Economy & Forex"
03:04aRecovering tax take helps narrow UK public borrowing chasm
03:03aBritish grocery sales dip as indoor hospitality reopens
03:00aMister Spex Sets Price Range for Planned IPO
03:00aGlobalfoundries says plans more than $4 bln capacity expansion to singapore chip plant over next 2 years
03:00aGlobalfoundries says plans expansion of $1 bln each in germany, u.s.
02:52aCrystal Peak SPAC raises $150 million in Amsterdam IPO
02:48aDutch economy to grow 3.2% in 2021 in sharp recovery -CPB
02:48aUk says formally launching accession negotiations with cptpp nations
02:45aGKN-owner Melrose to return $1 billion to shareholders after Nortek sale
02:44aNikkei posts biggest gains in a year as shippers hit 10-year highs
Latest news "Economy & Forex"