Currencies and grain trading

  • Euro1=£0.665
  • Intervention Price: £82.58dd.
  • £1=DM2.949 / FFr9.90 / US$1.622 / Euro1.5037

  • FOB Rouen March wheat value: FFr702.50 (£70.95)

  • Chicago March wheat at close: $2.89 (£65.39)

THE UK market finished the week as quietly as it started. The French market was, down but the US market finished at a two-month high as the IGC lowered its projected 1999 wheat production.






Wheat futures – closing prices:


MONTH Close Change
MAY 73.90 -0.55
JULY 75.75 -0.45
SEP 74.75 -0.50
NOV 76.50 -0.50
JAN 78.50 -0.50
MAR 80.50 -0.50


    Approximate commodity
    values, £/tonne, ex-farm:











    CommodityPrice
    March Class 1 milling wheat82-86
    March Class 2 milling wheat74-76
    March Soissons80-84
    March feed wheat70-71
    March feed barley70-72
    April OSR126
    Harvest OSR120
    Harvest feed wheat67-69
    November feed wheat73-75




  • Information provided by BDR Agriculture Ltd, Harvest House, 64 North Street, Bourne, Lincolnshire PE10 9AJ – click here for further details



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