Tag: Rabobank

Rabobank believes Brazil’s “ethanol parity” no longer relevant to global sugar market

Rabobank believes Brazil’s “ethanol parity” no longer relevant to global sugar market

April 4, 2018 |

In Brazil, Agrimoney reports that Rabobank believes the “ethanol parity”—or the equivalent price of ethanol in sugar terms which has traditionally dictated when mills will focus on ethanol or sugar production, depending on the better return—is no longer relevant to the global sugar market. Up until now, eyes from around the world looked to Brazilian […]

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Rabobank revises down Malaysian palm oil price estimates due to production recovery

Rabobank revises down Malaysian palm oil price estimates due to production recovery

April 27, 2017 |

In Malaysia, Rabobank has revised down its estimate for palm oil prices to $574.85/mt during the second quarter as oil palms recover from the impacts of drought and begin to return to normal production levels. March production was higher than expected, weighing on prices to lower than the bank had estimated, as an example of […]

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Rabobank sees palm oil prices strengthening but staying capped at around $786

Rabobank sees palm oil prices strengthening but staying capped at around $786

August 14, 2014 |

In Malaysia, Rabobank expects palm oil production to get back up to $786 per metric ton this year thanks to increased demand driven by blending mandates. Prices should go slightly higher in 2015. Demand is currently subdued due to better crushing margins from soy, including in India, but as those supplies run down there will […]

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Rabobank sees agriculture residues as key for EU’s energy targets

Rabobank sees agriculture residues as key for EU’s energy targets

January 6, 2014 |

In the Netherlands, Rabobank expects agricultural waste in Europe to become a key feedstock for renewable energy because its extremely low price point will outweigh the practical challenges associated with using it. Using agricultural residues for co-firing with coal rather than more expensive forestry residues means the price savings could be used to offset risk […]

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Rabobank sees EU biofuels cap higher than currently expected

Rabobank sees EU biofuels cap higher than currently expected

July 30, 2013 |

In the Netherlands, amid arguments about biodiesel’s economic and environmental impact, Rabobank believes that the likely policy result will be a higher than expected cap on first-generation biofuels in the EU transport fuel mix. The current debates in the European Union (EU) on biofuel policy continue to generate rumor and speculation, causing considerable uncertainty for […]

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Brazil will struggle to meet ethanol demand, as output struggles: report

Brazil will struggle to meet ethanol demand, as output struggles: report

March 6, 2012 |

In Washington, Rabobank recently released a report on Agribusiness in Brazil and United States markets. According to the report, despite developments in Brazil’s access to the US ethanol market, the Brazilian cane industry will struggle to satisfy both its domestic and world demand because of uncertain outlook for output growth. Said David Nelson, Global Strategist […]

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