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Decline of Coffee & Wheat, Gains of Cattle & Hogs

June 22, 2010 at 19:27 by Vladimir Vyun

Coffee slipped today on forecasts about high output in Brazil. Analysts think that the previous high prices haven’t reflected the supply and demand balance and the correction was expected. September delivery for Arabica-coffee fell $0.008 (0.5 percent) to $1.60 per pound by 8:32 on ICE Futures U.S.

Wheat declined today for the third consecutive session as hot weather in the U.S. made fields dry enough for harvest. U.S. winter crop harvest was completed at 17 percent as of June 20th, up from 9 percent the week before. September futures for wheat delivery slid $0.04 (0.8 percent) to $4.7325 per bushel by 10:07 on CBoT.

Hog and cattle futures gained today as prices for wholesale-meat rose with expectations of increased demand in the U.S. as summer grilling started. Demand should increase with the coming of the U.S. Independence Day holiday on July 4, encouraging grocers to increase their stockpiles. August futures for hog settlement rose $0.00325 (0.4 percent) to $0.84675 per pound as of 10:11 on CME.

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