Glowlit Insights

With summer well underway, the Glowlit team will be keeping our newsletters short and to the point over the coming weeks. Instead we’re focusing internally on some exciting changes to be announced toward the end of summer. So stay tuned for updates. In the meantime, we’ll continue providing weekly market updates on our wide range of products.

The most significant market trends in the last week:

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Vitamin A1000 Continues to Trend Downward in a Turbulent Year

The average global price of Vitamin A1000 has decreased by 9.34% in the last month, with significant price differences among producers. This follows many months of a downward price trajectory. In October 2018, Vitamin A1000 hit its lowest price in the last 3 turbulent years at just 68.74 USD/MT. The next few months may see a return to this low if the current trend continues. On the supply side, BASF completed an expansion project earlier this summer and intends to update capacity information for its Vitamin A 1000 line later this August.

Benchmark your Vitamin A1000 price to see a complete report.

Bakery Feed Responds to the Ebbs and Flows of the Market

Bakery feed is an immense asset in times when rising feed prices force farmers to seek out new formulations. This is especially true when a local source for the byproduct is available. But as a highly variable ingredient in terms of its nutritional value, bakery feed carries some risk. The balance of oil, salt, sugar, and starch may vary drastically with the specific composition of food industry leftovers in the mix. Still, as prices of other feed ingredients increase, we tend to see more buyers willing to take a risk with uncertainty. It follows that as feed ingredient prices decrease, and less nutritionally risky sources become more accessible, we see a drop in demand for bakery feed.

The price of bakery feed on Glowlit has closely followed the market, reacting to the increasing price of feed ingredients until its most recent drop. In the last month, Glowlit saw a 4.2% decrease in the average price of bakery feed. The WASDE Report being released on July 12th is expected to show a bullish outlook on the market. We’ll be watching to see whether the price of bakery feed turns upward again in response.

Benchmark your Bakery Feed price to see a complete report.

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