The fundamentals of corn production and demand

Although overall corn production from sources like US, Brazil, Argentina and Ukraine has remained stable, the corn market has become increasingly volatile as disruptions from geopolitical conflicts, severe weather and transport issues impact the day-to-day price and the overall market.

To stay on top of it all and offset the financial risks that come with such high volatility, market players must keep up to date with the changing prices and drivers. Fastmarkets’ global and local insights-driven news and prices help you manage risk and make the right business decisions when trading in this constantly evolving market.

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Vietnam is poised for a significant uplift in corn imports for the 2024-25 marketing year, driven by the resurging demand within its aquaculture and livestock sectors

Argentina’s corn and sunflower crop forecasts have been downgraded due to recent weather challenges, according to the latest BAGE report

Brazil’s agricultural exports soared in the first week of March, which underscores the country’s pivotal role in global food supply

The future of the US ethanol sector lies in sustainable aviation fuel, with a string of industry voices laying out expectations that the sector’s future growth and expansion will increasingly be entwined with efforts to decarbonize aviation during the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego

Chinese buyers are showing strong demand for barley and corn, with significant purchases from France, Australia, and Ukraine

Brazil’s food agency, Conab, has reduced its soybean and corn output forecasts due to adverse weather conditions impacting crop development,

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