Corn Holding Fractional Gains on Friday

Row of corn - by fietzfotos via Pixabay

Corn futures are trading higher on Friday, with fractional to 1 cent gains so far at midday. Today will be the last trade session before a 3-day weekend, with the markets closed for Memorial Day on Monday. 

Total US corn export sale commitments are now at 90% of the USDA full years forecast at 49.277 MMT, 7% behind the normal pact for this time in the marketing year. Actual shipments are 67% fi that projection, vs. the 72% average pace. For new crop, accumulated sales have total ed 2.61 MMT, which is down 5.2% from the same week a year ago. 

The International Grains Council cut the world corn production estimate by 6 MMT to 1.220 billion MT. Mixed with a 2 MMT increase in consumption took the ending stocks number down 10 MMT from the April projection to 281 MMT.

Jul 24 Corn is at $4.64 1/4, up 1/4 cent,

Nearby Cash is at $4.42 1/2, up 1/4 cent,

Sep 24 Corn is at $4.73 1/2, up 1/4 cent,

Dec 24 Corn is at $4.87 1/2, up 1 cent,

New Crop Cash is at $4.49 1/1, up 3/8 cent,

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