Corn Stocks to Use Ratio Lowest since 2013

Corn Stocks to Use Ratio Lowest since 2013

 

Ethanol Demand Raises Corn Use Projections while Biodiesel Demand for Soybean Oil is Seen Lower

The April World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) released by the USDA showed somewhat significant changes for corn, moderate adjustments for wheat, and minor changes in the soybean balance sheets. Ending stocks for corn were lowered 10 percent, or 150 million bushels, to 1.352 billion bushels. This this lowered the corn stock to use ratio to 9.2 percent, matching the lowest past stock to use ration since 2013.  As a result, corn prices are at their highest level since 2013. One thing a low ratio generally causes is increased volatility within the market. Corn use for ethanol production was increased by 25 million bushels to 4.975 billion bushels. Feed and residual use was increased 50 million bushels and exports were forecast 75 million higher to 2.675 billion bushels.

Soybean projected stock levels were unchanged at 120 million…

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