Ukraine exported more than 2 MMT of rapeseed this season.

In July-April 2017/18 2090.6 KMT was supplied to foreign markets that is much more than in the last three seasons but 20.5% below the 2630 KMT export record set in MY 2008/09. Rapeseed export shipments dropped to 7.4 KMT in April 2017/18 from 11 KMT in the previous month and 50.5 KMT in April 2016/17. The EU continued stepping up imports of Ukrainian rapeseed, absorbing 82% of their total.

Jaipur mustard up on limited supply, rise in demand.

Prices of mustard rose in Jaipur, Rajasthan, due to limited supply of the oilseed and a rise in demand from domestic stockists and oil millers. In Jaipur, the benchmark market for the oilseed, prices rose by 5-10 rupees to 4,095-4,105 rupees per 100 kg. Arrivals of mustard in Jaipur were unchanged at 100,000 bags (1 bag = 85 kg). Expectations of a rise in demand during the monsoon also supported prices.

Madhya Pradesh mustard procurement ends; purchases at 119,291 tn.

Mustard procurement in Madhya Pradesh has come to an end with the state government having bought a total of 119,291 tn of the oilseed at minimum support price under the Krishak Samruddhi Yojana. In Madhya Pradesh, around 1.6 mln farmers are registered under the Krishak Samruddhi Yojana scheme which allows them to sell their produce at minimum support prices and avail incentives. This year, the state government is giving an incentive of 100 rupees per 100 kg on mustard procurement. For 2017-18 (Jul-Jun), mustard output in Madhya Pradesh is estimated at 5.3 mln tn, up from 4.5 mln tn harvested last year

Ukrainian farmers started harvesting winter rapeseed.

Harvesting of winter rapeseed has started in the southern regions of the country (Zaporizhia, Odesa, Kherson). Risoil Group has begun receiving rapeseed at its elevator in Rozdilna (Odesa region). The company reports a high oil content in the first rapeseed arrivals: roughly 48%, or more than 50.5% in dry matter terms. This is a high value for the central part of Odesa region early in a season. As of June 18, 2018, farmers had harvested 6 KMT of winter rapeseed from 3 Th ha (out of this season’s projected harvest area of 983 Th ha) with an average yield of 1.74 MT/ha.

Mustard seed up in Jaipur on demand from millers.

Prices of mustard were up in Jaipur, Rajasthan, because demand for the seed has increased from the meal and oil producers. Mustard in Jaipur, the benchmark market for the oilseed, was up 25 rupees at 4,075-4,080 rupees per 100 kg. The arrivals of mustard in Rajasthan were unchanged at 90,000 tn. Lower imports of edible oil in May are likely to increase the demand for the oilseed in the local market which is seen supporting the sentiment. The import of edible oil in May was down 8.9% on month at 1.37 mln tn. The most active July contract of mustard on the NCDEX was up.

NCDEX mustard down tracking fall in soy, high stocks

Mustard seed contracts on the NCDEX were down tracking the fall in the soy complex on the exchange.Mustard seed prices dropped tracking soybean prices owning higher stockpiles in local mandis and government measures. The most active July contract on the NCDEX was down 0.8%.

Rise in arrival weighs on mustard seed in Jaipur

Price of mustard seed were down in Jaipur, Rajasthan due to a rise in arrivals amid sluggish demand from domestic oil millers and crushers. In Jaipur, the benchmark market, the oilseed was sold at 4,060-4,070 rupees per 100 kg, down 20-30 rupees. Arrivals in Rajasthan today were estimated at 100,000 bags (1 bag = 85 kg), up from 85,000 bags on Saturday. Demand for mustard oil from overseas buyers, however, cushioned fall in prices.

Canadian mustard looking to rebound, if weather cooperates

Canadian mustard acres may be up on the year, but key growing regions missed out on recent rain and will need more moisture as the season progresses in order to prevent a repeat of 2017’s drought stricken crop. Statistics Canada’s acreage report released at the end of April pegged intended mustard area at 438,000 acres, which would be up from the 385,000 seeded in 2017. Yields were hurt by drought, and total production only came in at 122,000 tonnes in 2017. Recent rains in Saskatchewan brought much needed moisture to many areas but some key mustard growing regions in the southwest missed out on the moisture. If the growing conditions come around, there could be lots of mustard (in 2018).

Mustard seed down in Jaipur on low buys from millers

Prices of mustard seed were down in Jaipur, as demand from domestic oil millers and crushers was subdued. In Jaipur, the oilseed was sold at 4,125-4,130 rupees per 100 kg, down 20-30 rupees from previous close. Demand from domestic buyers is subdued as they have already procured the oilseed at lower rates. Lower arrivals, however, cushioned the fall in prices.

German rapeseed crop forecasts cut after dryness

The cooperatives cut their forecast of Germany’s 2018 winter rapeseed crop to 4.05 million tonnes, down 5.0 percent on the year. The reason is the high temperatures and lack of rain in a large part of Germany in the past weeks. In May, the association had forecast 2018 a winter rapeseed crop of 4.12 million tonnes.

German rapeseed crop forecasts cut after dryness.

The cooperatives cut their forecast of Germany’s 2018 winter rapeseed crop to 4.05 million tonnes, down 5.0 percent on the year. The reason is the high temperatures and lack of rain in a large part of Germany in the past weeks. In May, the association had forecast 2018 a winter rapeseed crop of 4.12 million tonnes.

Canadian mustard looking to rebound, if weather cooperates.

Canadian mustard acres may be up on the year, but key growing regions missed out on recent rain and will need more moisture as the season progresses in order to prevent a repeat of 2017’s drought stricken crop. Statistics Canada’s acreage report released at the end of April pegged intended mustard area at 438,000 acres, which would be up from the 385,000 seeded in 2017. Yields were hurt by drought, and total production only came in at 122,000 tonnes in 2017. Recent rains in Saskatchewan brought much needed moisture to many areas but some key mustard growing regions in the southwest missed out on the moisture. If the growing conditions come around, there could be lots of mustard (in 2018).

Jaipur mustard seed up on low supply, hign demand

Prices of mustard seed rose in Jaipur due to a fall in arrivals and higher demand from domestic oil millers and crushers. In Jaipur, the oilseed was sold up 30-40 rupees.Arrivals in Rajasthan were slightly down. Ongoing procurement of mustard seed by the Haryana, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan state governments at the minimum support price of 4,000 per 100 kg also supported prices.

India mustard crushing unchanged on month at 900,000 tn in May.

Mustard oil mills across the country crushed 900,000 tn of the oilseed in May, unchanged from the previous month. New crop arrivals begin in February, and gain momentum by March. Arrivals remain in full swing till May and start dwindling from June. During Mar 1-May 31, total supply of mustard seed were estimated at 4.0 mln tn. Arrivals in Rajasthan, the largest grower, was at 1.3 mln tn, Uttar Pradesh at 565,000 tn, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh together at 235,000 tn. Crushing of mustard may lose steam in June as arrivals would start declining. For 2017-18 (Jul-Jun), India’s mustard output is seen at 7.2 mln tn, up from 6.9 mln tn harvested in the previous year. Mustard output in the country is seen higher due to better yields in key growing regions because of favourable weather.

Mustard seed up in Jaipur on demand from stockists

Prices of mustard seed rose in Jaipur owing to renewed demand from domestic stockists and oil millers after prices hit a one-week low. A fall in arrivals also supported prices. Arrivals in Rajasthan were estimated at 110,000 bags (1 bag = 85 kg) today, compared with 140,000 bags. However, weak export demand for mustard meal capped gains. On NCDEX, the most-active June contract was at 3,923 rupees per 100 kg, up 0.4%.

High arrivals weigh on mustard seed prices in Jaipur

Prices of mustard seed fell in Jaipur, Rajasthan, due to a rise in arrivals of the oilseed amid subdued demand from domestic oil millers and crushers. In Jaipur, the oilseed was sold down 20-25 rupees. Weak export demand for mustard meal also weighed on prices in the domestic market. On NCDEX, the most-active June contract was down 0.23%.

NCDEX mustard seed down over 1% on profit booking

Futures contracts of mustard seed fell over 1% on the NCDEX as traders booked profit. The most active June contract was at 3,969 rupees per 100 kg, down 1.24%. A rise in stocks of the oilseed at exchange-accredited warehouses also weighed on the contracts.

Haryana procurement of mustard seed to continue till May 31

The procurement of mustard seed under price support scheme of the central government will continue till May 31. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar stated that some farmers were left out from the procurement of mustard seed due to reasons including rain and immaturity of the crop. Hafed has already procured 2.28 lakh metric tonne mustard seed from the 1,14,917 farmers covering 4,100 villages of the state. The left out farmers will get benefit from this extension in the procurement. Therefore, in the interest of the farmers the state government has decided to procure mustard seed from all left out farmers who could not sell their mustard crop between March 15 to April 1 due to these reasons.

Warm spell adds to strain on EU rapeseed crops

A warm, dry spell in Europe may reduce harvest yields for rapeseed, the continent’s most important oilseed crop, by adding pressure on plants that have endured adverse weather since sowing. Hot, dry spell affected flowering, caused too fast growth. Dims hopes of yields offsetting German, Polish area fall. France’s farm ministry estimates the rapeseed area at 1.50 million hectares, up 6.3 percent on last year. But 2017 also saw a record national yield of 3.8 tonnes per hectare.