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Comparison of Commodity Prices in China with CME Quotations.

12/24/2020

The relative prices expressed in US$ per short ton for corn, soybeans and soybean meal, March delivery, were downloaded from the Dalian Commodity Exchange website reflecting major contracts at close of trading on December 24th.  These values were compared with the spot price at noon on the CME indicated in parentheses. 

 

Commodity

Dalian CE

52-week range

CME 12/24

Corn

$356*

$257-$356

$160

Soybeans

$553*

$496-$623

$421

Soybean Meal

$446*

$358-$446

$414

 

* short ton with exchange rate CNY 6.54=US$1

 

It is evident that due to the higher price of feed, producers of hogs, eggs and conventional broilers in China are at a disadvantage in production cost compared to their counterparts in the U.S. and Brazil.

 

Large eggs (57g) traded on the Dalian exchange at 45 cents per dozen.