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Soybean price down on low soy product demand

Soybean price down on low soy product demand


BS Reporter | Indore May 18, 2014 Last Updated at 20:38 IST
Soybean prices were down around Rs 150-200 in a week in physical markets as traders feel the new government will take tough steps to curb inflation in the coming days, said traders.

"Most market players feel the new government will do everything in its power to curb inflation which will bring down all agriculture commodity prices," said B L Saini, a soybean trader in Indore.

On Saturday last, soybean prices in mandi auction were Rs 4,400- 4,700 per 100 kg compared with Rs 4,500-4,900 per 100 kg a week ago, said traders.

Plant delivery prices were Rs 4,600-4,700 per 100 kg compared with Rs 4,770-4,825 per 100 kg a week ago.

Also, traders feel all other factors except low arrivals are not in favour of prices.

Soybean arrivals are extremely low as the average daily arrivals in Indore are around 2,500 bags of 100 kg each and across Madhya Pradesh average daily arrivals are 25,000 bags of 100 kg each.

Among other factors, low soy product demand and strong rupee against the US dollar are affecting the soybean prices adversely, said traders.

Currently, domestic soyoil demand and export demand for soymeal is not encouraging and it may not show any near term improvement, feel traders.