July 2018 Winter Wheat Prices Recap

The month of July saw winter wheat prices rise as a drought continues to bake wheat crops in Europe, the Black Sea region, and Australia.

This month, we have discussed downward revisions for significant producers across Europe. These factors have helped push winter wheat prices higher and have fueled increased optimism for more gains going forward.

Front-month soft red winter wheat prices on the September 2018 contract in Chicago in July rose by 10.5% to close at $5.54 USD per bushel. For December 2018 SRW wheat prices, the contract rallied 10.9% to close the month of July at $5.73 USD per bushel.

Soft Red Winter Wheat Prices Performance

Front-month hard red winter wheat prices on the September 2018 contract in Kansas City in July rose by 13.9% to close at $5.56 USD per bushel. For December 2018 HRW wheat prices, the contract rallied 14.2% to close the month of July at $5.84 USD per bushel.

Hard Red Winter Wheat Prices Performance

For our GrainCents readers, we’re watching a variety of factors that might affect winter wheat prices: 2 are bearish, 5 are bullish, and 7 are noise.

(If you’re not familiar with what “noise” is, then we recommend you check out our GrainCents risk management process towards winter wheat prices.)

This month, GrainCents investigated topics such as:


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Sarah Bader

Sarah Bader is a science communicator, dedicated to cutting through jargon and getting to the heart of the matter. A lifelong nerd, communications allows Sarah to share her love of science and tech with a wider audience. Sarah has a BA in Communications and Sociology from the University of Ottawa.

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