FCOJ futures rally on anticipated tight Brazilian stocks

In a four-session rally that began last Friday, most active Nov-22 FCOJ jumped from resistance near 163.35 cents per pound solids to a settle Wednesday at 185.35 cents, breaking past the previous August high and the upper Bollinger Band. The contract gave back some [...]

Commodity ingredient intelligence

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Food CPI up 10.9% YOY

Data reported by BLS shows that food inflation was 1.1 percent in July, with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for food now up 10.9 percent YOY. The major contributor has been the price of food at home, up 13.1 percent YOY; food away from [...]

Food Consumer Price Index up 10% YOY in June, up 7% YTD

The June Consumer Price Index (CPI) data for June showed that pricing for all food was up 1.0 percent from May and up 10.4 percent from June 2021. For food at home, pricing is up 12.2 percent YOY. As a reminder, food prices represent [...]

At-home consumer food prices rose 1.3% in May, up 11.9% YOY

ERS published data on Consumer Price Indexes (CPI) for food this Friday, unsurprisingly showing higher prices in May across all food categories in the U.S. As a result, the composite food CPI was estimated up 1.1 percent from April 2022 and up 10.1 percent [...]

U.S. April food prices up 1% from March, up 9% YOY

ERS estimates inflation for selected food price indexes in the U.S. was 1.0 percent in April vs. March, with inflation for food at home at 1.3 percent that month. Eggs saw double-digit inflation, up 10.3 percent from March and up 22.6 percent YOY. Dairy [...]

Update on California drought, snowpack, reservoirs

The 2021 water year was the second driest on record, and the state of California had been hoping for a wet winter. Rains and snows from January through March, however, were the lowest on record. As of Apr. 1, the state’s snowpack was just [...]

Coconut oil, a jack of all trades

Coconut oil is either extracted from copra (the kernel of the coconut palm fruit) or derived from its meaty interior, and like other edible oils, it can be processed into virgin, refined, and unrefined grades. The oil can be incorporated as an ingredient in [...]

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