CME: Export Value Reaches Record High in November

US - Barrels traded 3¢ lower, sending Class III futures tumbling. FEB-JUN milk futures lost 29¢ Friday, writes Alan Levitt.
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Blocks were unchanged; they have traded in a range of $1.56 to $1.61 for the last month. Spot butter held unchanged, but it wasn’t enough to avert a third straight day of declines in butter futures. Whey futures settled in the red as well.

US dairy exports reached a record high $434 million in November, up 45 per cent from a year ago, according to USDA/FAS trade data released this morning. Gains were led by cheese (20,098 tons/44.3 million lbs., +53 per cent); NDM/SMP (37,331 tons/82.3 million lbs., +11 per cent) and WPC (19,179 tons/42.3 million lbs., +34 per cent).

Overall export volume of milk powder, whey, lactose, cheese and butterfat was up 11.2 per cent from October (daily average basis) and up 9.2 per cent from a year ago, USDA/FAS says.

In November, the United States exported 52 per cent of the NDM/SMP produced, five per cent of the cheese and 5.7 per cent of the butterfat.

NASS dairy product prices for the week ending 7 Jan: cheddar blocks $1.5810 (-5.70¢ vs. the prior week); barrels $1.6036 (-0.58¢); butter $1.6015 (+1.42¢); nonfat dry milk $1.4133 (+1.27¢); dry whey 67.91¢ (+0.84¢).

CME Group will be closed Monday, 16 Jan, in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Globex trading for dairy will resume at 5pmCT on Monday for Tuesday’s trade date.

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