Market Report: July 2018

FX Monthly movement

  • US$/£ 1.31 from 1.33
  • US$/ € 1.16 from 1.17
  • £/€ 1.13 from 1.14

The increase in global risk, and looming trade wars appears to be good for the US Dollar which has strengthen against both the Euro and Sterling in recent days. Major depreciation of the Yuan (China) where concerns over US protectionism are still current. However, the impactor of this is to at least off set some market increases locally when prices are converted to dollars.

Certainly, Brexit negotiations and lack of clarity are in most people’s heads, and the statements from some major players over the impact the indecisiveness is having, must put pressure on the Government to seek some clarity. But the process needs both sides to come to the table, and this seems to be lacking at present.

General news

As we have been advising for some time now, markets have reacted to a variety of stimulants and generally prices are upwards and likely to continue their firm standing.

We are in the quietest month of the year for news. 2017 harvests are now more or less committed, and little is left, bar tightness in supply if demand is high, and new crops are a little way from harvest, so most news is weather driven. Time to sit back and enjoy the football and tennis for a couple of weeks.

To remind all readers we have readily available in stock an increasing range of ancient grains and speciality seeds such as:

  • Quinoa (red, black, and white) Amaranth
  • Hulled buckwheat
  • Kalongi
  • Chia
  • Comprehensive range of Organic variants

Finally, we have ideas and suggestions of a variety of alternative seeds for those looking for a little creativity!

In this report:

  • Pumpkinseed kernels
  • Sunflower seed kernels
  • Linseed
  • Sesame seed
  • Hulled millet
  • Poppy seed

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