August 19, 2008


Brazilian sales of old, new soy remain slow



Brazilian agribusiness consultancy Celeres said late Monday (August 18) that Brazilian farmers had sold 88 percent of their 2007-08 soy crop in the week to August 14, compared to 87 percent the week before.


Celeres said Brazilian farmers had sold 87 percent of the crop over a five-year average.


The consultancy said a strong fall in prices on the Chicago Board of Trade was leading to less volume of soy sales in Brazil.


Sales of the new 2008-09 soy crop remained steady at 9 percent by August 14, compared to the week before and equal to the five-year average of 9 percent, Celeres said.


Brazil is the No. 2 soy producer behind the US.

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