Focus on market fundamentals and not the fortnightly Global Dairy Trade (GDT) moves, says ASB economist Nat Keall.
In the overnight Global Dairy Trade (GDT) auction, WMP prices rose 0.6% to $4008/MT.
WMP prices have never floated above the $4000/MT mark in the last five years- bar three months earlier this year. In March this year, prices shot up a whopping 21% to $4364/MT before settling below $4000 by mid-June.
All products offered on GDT auction overnight recorded price increases. The GDT price index rose 1.4%.
AMF index up 3.0%, average price US$6,668/MT
Butter index up 4.6%, average price US$5,791/MT
BMP index up 2.9%, average price US$3,620/MT
Ched index up 1.0%, average price US$5,220/MT
LAC index up 3.5%, average price US$1,339/MT
SMP index up 1.3%, average price US$3,721/MT
SWP index not available, average price not available
WMP index up 0.6%, average price US$4,008/MT