The changes in the prices of the main grain commodities on the world stock markets this week are also minimal and for most of them they are going in a downward direction, inform the experts of the Sofia Commodity Exchange.
The FOB price (FOB – Free On Board – at the border of the exporting country – ed.) of bread wheat in Chicago fell by $2 to $252 per ton. After prices in France, Russia and Ukraine remained unchanged until two weeks ago, in France the price of wheat fell by 7 euros to 229 euros/ton, and in Ukraine and Russia it remained at the prices reached at 190 and 230 dollars per ton respectively.
The movement of corn follows the same faint and downward trend – in the USA its price lost 5 dollars during the week to 218 dollars per ton, and in France the price is down by 2 euros to 19 euros/ton. In Russia, quotations once again remained unchanged – at a price of 228 dollars per ton.
The price of barley in France continues to weaken – by 6 euros after some stagnation – to 204 euros/ton. Rapeseed on the Euronext exchange, however, is an exception and rose by 25.75 euros to 435.75 euros/ton.
Crude sunflower oil contracts on the Rotterdam Stock Exchange moved up $15 to $925 a tonne. The same was true of refined sugar for December delivery, which again reversed the trend to the upside and gained $10.80 to reach $745 a tonne on the London Stock Exchange.
At the Sofia Stock Exchange, trading in the “Zarno” sub-district remained calm. The sales quotations for bread wheat are at the level of BGN 479/ton, buyers do not give more than BGN 300/ton. Corn from the field is available for BGN 450/ton. Oil-yielding sunflower from the field is sold at BGN 740/ton, demand starts at BGN 660/ton. All prices are without VAT. The SSB continues to offer white flour at starting prices of BGN 890/ton and white refined sugar at BGN 1,940/ton, as well as oil in bottles at BGN 1.95/l.
Energy carriers were traditionally actively traded on the SSB. There were transactions for wood pellets at prices of BGN 645-700/ton. A95H gasoline was traded in the range from BGN 2,291.67 to BGN 2,350/thousand liters. B6 diesel fuel was also sold in the range of BGN 2,266.67 – 2,390/thousand liters, E5 diesel fuel from BGN 2,299.34 to BGN 2,510.66/thousand liters, LPG gas oil in the range of BGN 2,225.59 to BGN 2,600 ./thousand l and propane butane gas at BGN 941.67 – 1,030/thousand l.