Corn Price Increases On Potential Argentina Export Fee

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March corn futures hit up $0.065. 1.25%, to $5.285 per pound at 14:15 GMT on Thursday on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBoT). Corn is on course for a weekly decline of around 1%. However, it has had a great start in 2021 by raising almost 9% in the calendar year’s few trading weeks.

 In Argentina, farmers have been ramping up sales from the forthcoming 2020–2021 corn harvest. This is over news that the government effort to meddle in international sales. Furthermore, the Ministry of Agriculture data stated producers traded 1.07 million tons of 2020–2021 marketing year corn within January 7 and January 13. Producers traded a little more extra than 334,000 through the same time a year ago.

 Officials are considering policies that would guarantee enough food inventories in the South American country.

One program would include a two-month delay of exports and a daily limit on world shipments. With consumer price inflation (CPI) scoring 4% in December, Buenos Aires may include export boundaries to reduce down additions in domestic food prices. 

This would have a significant influence on the market after Argentina is the third-largest corn producer. Jorge Chemes, president of the Argentine Rural Association, or CRA, expresses his dissatisfaction. He says that interventionist actions do not function. There is concern that the government will pass new measures to improve the domestic supply of corn and attempt to do the same with wheat and beef.

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 Argentina would serve in the footsteps of other commodity-rich nations that have forced export taxes. Russia lately increased and stretched its fine on wheat shipments to restrict exports, while Ukraine is thinking over similar export restrictions.

 Plus, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) cut its supply outlook in its most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.

 In other industry data, General Administration of Customs data highlighted that China imported a report 11.3 million tons of corn in 2020. This is including more extra than two million tons in December. Early calculations imply that Beijing will acquire 30 million tons this year.

 In other agricultural commodities, March wheat futures were fixed at $6.675 per bushel. March soybean futures turned from $0.1175, or 0.89%, to $13.8175 a bushel. March coffee futures are bound up by $0.006, or 0.48%, to $1.258 per pound.

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