Wheat Closed Mixed

Wheat traded in both directions on Friday. KC HRW futures closed with 3 to 4 3/4 cent losses. HRS wheat was fractionally mixed to 1 1/4 cents lower. SRW wheat was higher on the day, with 8 to 9 1/2 cent gains in the front months. SRW to corn premium was at a monthly high. September SRW to Sept HRS premium was the highest since April 28, and the Chi to KC spread was the highest premium since December 10. USDA announced a private export sale of 190k MT HRS and 130k MT of HRW to China this morning. The NASS wheat production numbers were bullish relative to June, and exceeded trade expectations. USDA’s July estimate for winter wheat production is 1.218 bbu, down by 48 mbu, while the trade was looking for an 18 mbu cut. That came via a 33 mbu cut to HRW and a 17 mbu cut for SRW production. Spring wheat production was estimated at 550 mbu, which was above the trade average guess of 546. In total 2020/21 U.S. wheat production is forecasted at 1.824 bbu. U.S. ending stocks for 2020/21 are forecasted at 942 mbu, that is up 17 mbu from June. Globally, USDA has World wheat production at 769.31 MMT, which is 4.12 MT below the June estimate.

Sep 20 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.34, up 9 cents,

Sep 20 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.52, down 4 3/4 cents,

Sep 20 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.26 1/4, up 1/4 cent,

--- provided by Brugler Marketing & Management




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