Agriculture methodology

Find out how we assess and forecast prices and create forward curves

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Price assessment methodologies
Forecasting methodologies
  • Animal fats and oils forecast
  • Biomass-based diesel forecast
  • Hemp and CBD forecast
  • Organic and non-GMO forecast
  • Vegetable and seed oils forecast
Energy price assessment methodology
  • Europe biodiesel and certificates
  • Americas biodiesel and certificates

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Agriculture pricing notices

Fastmarkets has corrected its crush margins US soy, $c/bu, which was published incorrectly on July 19.

The European Commission has confirmed that it will apply anti-dumping duties to Chinese biodiesel producers from August 16 this year, according to multiple sources

Fastmarkets proposes to amend its MB-NI-0246 nickel sulfate, cif Japan and Korea, $/tonne price and MB-NI-0247 nickel sulfate premium, cif Japan and Korea, $/tonne from a single price to a range.

Fastmarkets’ pricing database has been updated. The steel billet index export, fob Black Sea, CIS price was published at $496 per tonne on July 19. This price is part of the Fastmarkets steel price package. For more information or to provide feedback on the delayed publication of this price or if you would like to provide price […]

Fastmarkets launches MB-STE-0918 Electrical steel, non-grain oriented, ex-whs Eastern China, $/tonne and MB-STE-0919 Electrical steel, non-grain oriented, cfr India, $/tonne on July 19.

Early trade indications for renewable transport fuel certificates for the 2025 compliance year have surfaced for the first time, with initial bids suggesting values might be around parity or slightly discounted compared with current certificates

If you have questions about our pricing process, contact our pricing team.

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