Soybean meal futures may be preparing to decline as news from Argentina suggests processors there are stepping up their exports. Soybean meal futures have experienced a big boost last month, enough to get the attention of grain processors in the world’s biggest exporter of soymeal.
Argentina is expected to ship between 1.2-1.3M metric tons of soymeal during this first-half of November, and total soymeal exports for this month is anticipated to be nearly one-million tons more than this same time last year at this current rate (if it can be kept up). Soybean meal futures blasted-off out of nowhere last month due to delayed domestic shipping, and this delay effectively shifted importers demands to South American suppliers – thus, the decision to “step-up” processing.
Soybean meal futures trend is up, however, I see possible “topping” action in this range between $410 – $370 per ton. This bounce in soybean meal futures today is the reaction to yesterday’s sell-off after the monthly USDA crop production report was released. I am proceeding with caution.
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