Current Commodity Prices

(Sourced from GrainMarket)

PORT GRADE PREV PRICE PRICE CHANGE
FX Spot USD Cur 0.8745 0.8743
-0.0002
FX Spot CAD Cur 0.9796 0.9751
-0.0045
ICE C Fut Spot 395.9 395.9 -
Alb 13 W Alb APW2 FIS 233 235
2
Esp 13 W Esp APW2 FIS 243 243 -
Ger 13 W Ger APW2 FIS 257 259
2
Kwi 13 W Kwi APW2 FIS 260 260 -
Kwi 13 W Kwi Bs Spot USĀ¢/bu 141 140
-1
Kwi 13 L Kwi LUP1 FIS - 295 -
Kwi 13 C Kwi CAN1 FIS 452 454
2
CBOT W Fut Dec 14 477.75 479
1.25
14 W Swap AU CBOT Dec 14 202 203
1
Alb 13 B Alb BFED1 FIS - - -
Kwi 14 C Kwi CAN1 FIS 461 460
-1
Ger 14 C Ger CAN1 FIS 461 460
-1
Esp 14 C Esp CAN1 FIS 461 460
-1
Kwi 14 C Kwi CAG1 FIS 445 447
2
Esp 14 C Esp CAG1 FIS 445 447
2
Alb 14 C Alb CAG1 FIS 442 444
2
Ger 14 W Ger Bs Dec 14 A$/t 76 72
-4
Kwi 14 L Kwi LUP1 FIS 300 300 -
Kwi 14 B Kwi BFED1 FIS 248 246
-2
Ger 14 B Ger BFED1 FIS 243 240
-3
Kwi 14 B Kwi BAUD1 FIS 290 290 -
Esp 14 B Esp BAUD1 FIS 285 282
-3
Alb 14 B Alb BFOD1 FIS 268 269
1
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Product Update- AWB NPE

25th Sep 2014


  • AWB have released a product called Market Advantage NPE (No Price Established).

  • The product is another method of accessing working capital and acts as an accumulation tool for the merchant.

  • Allows you to access cashflow at harvest, but price the grain later.

  • Cash advance is 60% of the price on the day of contracting.

  • Commodities: Canola, Wheat and Barley.

  • Final pricing dates: Canola 31st March 2015; Wheat and Barley 30th April 2015.

  • Fees: Canola $5/t; Wheat and Barley $3/t.

  • When finalising the price (before the final pricing date), if AWB are out of the market, they will take the average of the top three bids in the market from other key merchants.

CBH Charges for 14/15

16th Sep 2014

CBH today released updated charges for the 14/15 season.


Receival Fees:


(last year in brackets)



  • Wheat/Lupins $10.20/t ($10.00)

  • Barley/Oats $11.50/t ($11.30)

  • Canola $16.70/t ($16.40)


Out-Turn Charge:



  • $10.10/t ($9.90)


Carry Over Charges:


Old crop (13/14) incurs a carry charge per month of:



  • October $3.90/t

  • November $2.80/t

  • December $2.80/t

  • Then $2.20/t per month thereafter.

Shipping Slots- CBH/ACCC

9th Sep 2014


  • The industry has been waiting on resolution to LTA (Long Term Shipping Agreements) between CBH and the ACCC.

  • Last night, CBH withdrew their LTA proposal to the ACCC.

  • There was adverse feedback from some merchants to the ACCC which lead to the withdrawal of the proposed LTAs.

  • This means the industry will return to the more traditional "auction system" for shipping slots in mid-Sept.

CBH to Trial APW1

8th Sep 2014


  • APW1 will be available as a common stack segregation across WA for the 14/15 harvest.

  • Minimum protein levels: APW2 10%, APW1 10.5%.

  • CBH can apply APW1 to any existing APW2 MG contracts on request.

  • APW1 will be included on CBH multigrade contracts from now on.

  • For the trial, you will only be able to optimise out of and not in to the APW1 grade.

  • WA is currently the only state in Australia to not use APW1 with a minimum of 10.5% protein as the core milling grade.

GIWA: Malt Variety Recommendations

18th Aug 2014


  • GIWA have released their recommended malt varieties for the 2015/16 season.

  • Reports of a move away from established malting varieties to the food variety Hindmarsh and newer malting varieties such as Bass and Scope CL.

  • The industry hopes to reduce the number of segregations and aim to have just two major malting varieties per port zone.

  • The malt variety recommendations are available on the GIWA website www.giwa.org.au