Wheat Price Slides Lowest in a Month on Reports of Russia – Ukraine Talks

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CEM REPORT | The price of wheat moderated in the past two days with today’s rebound still below recent weeks rooftop levels sparked by the Russian invasion of Ukraine which disrupted supply from the major contributors to global market.

The product gained 10.25 to sell at EUR364.25 per ton Wednesday following a 2.90% firm up from Tuesday prices.

Wheat futures took a slide downward Tuesday as traders reacted to report of Russian reduced military operation in Ukraine, a stride progress in the ongoing negotiations between Ukraine and Russia.

According to MarketWatch, traders are hopeful that “a ceasefire or diminished hostilities could give markets some comfort that Russian and Ukrainian wheat supplies that were harvested last year, and now trapped in the war zone, could become more accessible to the world,” Sal Gilbertie, president and chief investment officer at Teucrium, told MarketWatch Tuesday.

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Following this optimism, soft red winter wheat for May delivery W00, +1.90% WK22, +1.90% slid by 4%, down 42 3/4 cents to $10.14 1/4 a bushel in Chicago, which marked the lowest settlement for a most-active contract since March 1, according to Dow Jones Market Data.

The commodity surged 40% to its biggest weekly gain since 1959 at the start of the month in the early days of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Prices remain up by more than 8% for the month so far and trades over 30% higher year to date.

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