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Chicago: soybeans driven by sales to China and a weaker dollar

The course of the soybean side in Chicago rose strongly on Tuesday, helped by the announcement of sales to China and the weakening of the dollar. Those of corn has also risen while those of wheat declined.

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For Steve Georgy of the brokerage house Allendale, the market players are monitoring two main elements: trade relations with China and the weather. Us-china tensions have escalated this weekend, the head of china's public diplomacy waving the specter of a "new cold War" with the United States after criticism from Washington about its management of the pandemic Covid-19. What to put again in question the trade agreement partial signed in January between China and the United States, and providing for, inter alia, that Beijing substantially increases its orders of oilseeds produced in the United States. But the u.s. department of Agriculture has also expressed this Tuesday, big transactions, with the purchase by dealers of chinese 264,000 tonnes of soybeans in the total. He has also been ordered 216,000 tonnes of soybean meal for a destination is not specified.

"Threatening weather"

the weakening of The dollar, especially against the brazilian real, was also likely to boost the progress of the soybean to the extent that this makes the oleaginous u.s. more competitive on the world market. The weather forecasts also remain in the crosshairs of the brokers, "with the United States, areas that are too hot currently, areas lacking rainfall, and others suffering from a surplus of precipitation," notes Steve Georgy. "The question is whether it is not necessary to begin to integrate a risk premium in the prices of agricultural products", he adds.

on the side Of the wheat, "some european regions still tend to be too dry but the threat of weather is less important", say the analysts of CHS Hedging. A bushel of corn (about 25 kg) for delivery in July, the most traded, ended Tuesday at 3,1900 dollars against 3,1800 dollars Friday (+0,31%). Monday was a holiday in the United States. A bushel of wheat for delivery in July, the most active, finished at 5,0675 dollars against 5,0875 dollars at the previous close (0.39 units%). A bushel of soybeans for delivery in July, the most traded, finished 8,4700 dollars against 8,33325 dollars before the long weekend (+1,65%).

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