Wheat and Corn Falls As Supply From Ukraine Remains Unaffected By Political Tension

Corn futures fell the most in a week in Chicago on signs that escalating political tensions haven’t slowed exports from Ukraine, the world’s third-biggest shipper. Wheat also declined, and soybeans rose.

Ukraine loaded close to 700,000 metric tons of corn last week, according to Paris-based farm adviser Agritel. On March 11, Agritel said the Eastern European nation exported 480,000 tons in the prior week. A Chinese feed processor bought more than 50,000 tons from Ukraine, and shipping isn’t expected to be disrupted, said a purchasing manager at the mill, who asked not to be identified because the transaction is private.

“Export activity is not suffering from the delicate situation in which Ukraine and Russia find themselves,” Agritel, which has an office in Kiev, said in a report. “Ukraine in the past week chalked up its record for weekly corn loading since the start of the year.”

Corn futures for May delivery fell 1.4 percent to close at $4.79 a bushel at 1:15 p.m. on the Chicago Board of Trade, the biggest drop since March 10.


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Mingze Wu

Mingze Wu

Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Based in Singapore, Mingze Wu focuses on trading strategies and technical and fundamental analysis of major currency pairs. He has extensive trading experience across different asset classes and is well-versed in global market fundamentals. In addition to contributing articles to MarketPulseFX, Mingze centers on forex and macro-economic trends impacting the Asia Pacific region.
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