Fears a week ago about a severe drought that hit major grain-producing countries such as France, Hungary and Romania turned out to be less serious than experts had predicted.

Optimism was also felt from the point of view of the fact that the export of grain from Ukraine finally began to be realized, which brought a serious drop in the prices of most grain contracts on the world stock markets, the Sofia Commodity Exchange (SSC) points out.

During the week, the price of wheat in the United States fell by 27 dollars to 315 dollars per ton, and that in France fell by 29 euros to 315 euros per ton.

In Ukraine, the price of wheat fell by $100 to $300 per ton.

Russian wheat fell by $17 to $330 per ton. 

The price of US corn fell $3 to $299 a ton, in France it fell €17.75 to €317 a ton, and in Russia it rose $10 to $325.00 a ton.

The price of barley in France is 300 euros per ton, in Russia it fell by 8 dollars to 305.00 dollars per ton.

Rapeseed, which has been moving in different directions on the "Euronext" exchange for several weeks, fell by 56 euros to the level of 604 euros per ton.

Grain exports from Ukraine with a drop of more than 50% in the 2022-2023 season

The price of crude sunflower oil on the Rotterdam Stock Exchange for September delivery remained at $1,550 a tonne after rising $50 last week.

Refined sugar fell $16.20 to $538.90 a tonne on the London exchange. 

Bread wheat in large quantities continues to be sought at the Sofia Commodity Exchange at a price of BGN 580-637 per ton, with an offer for BGN 740-750 per ton.

Fodder wheat in large quantities is being sought at BGN 615 per ton.

The supply of fodder barley is quoted at BGN 665 per ton.

Corn is wanted at BGN 550 per ton, there were no offers.

All prices are without VAT.

The active trade in fuels continues at SSB.

Deals were concluded for A95N motor gasoline in the range of BGN 2,630-2,690 per 1,000 liters, for A98 gasoline at a price of BGN 2,830 per 1,000 liters, and for A100 gasoline at BGN 2,990 per 1,000 liters.

Diesel fuel is traded at BGN 2100-2820 per 1000 liters, gas oil for PKC in the range of BGN 2468.45-2846.09 per 1000 liters.

Deals were also concluded for propane butane gas at prices BGN 1008.33 - BGN 1050 per 1000 liters.

Fuel deals are under the Public Procurement Act.