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Decline of Cotton & Soybeans, Growth of Copper & Sugar

June 30, 2010 at 19:45 by Vladimir Vyun

Cotton and soybeans dropped today on signs of increasing output. U.S. farmers planted cotton on the area, 19 percent wider compared to the previous year. The soybeans seeded area will be 1.8 percent wider compared to the last year and will reach the all-time record, while combine output of Brazil and Argentina will grow by 37 percent. December delivery for cotton slid $0.0051 (0.7 percent) to $0.7762 per pound as of 9:50 on ICE. November futures for soybean delivery slipped $00325 (0.4 percent) to $9.0875 per bushel by 11:03 on CBoT.

Raw sugar climbed to the weekly high level on forecast that output in India would be reduced by adverse weather. Production in Thailand may also fall; it expected to decline by 13 percent. October delivery for raw sugar rose $0.0041 (2.7 percent) to $0.1569 per pound as of 11:50 on ICE Futures U.S.

Copper rebounded today as the concern for the global recovery eased after the report about the increased manufacturing in the U.S. Chicago PMI index value of 59.1 in June indicated an increase, as figure above 50 signals about growth. September futures for copper delivery gained $0.0165 (0.6 percent) to $2.947 per pound at 12:20 on COMEX.

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