CBOT soybeans see first weekly decline in six weeks
CHICAGO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures fell on Friday, ending the week lower for the first time in six weeks.
* CBOT's most-active soybean contract fell 58-1/2 cents to 13.11-3/4 per bushel, falling 4.3%, its biggest loss since August 10, 2018.
* CBOT March soymeal lost $16.60 to $421.60 per short ton, while CBOT March soybean oil fell 1.16 cents to $42.27 cents per pound.
* For the week, CBOT's most-active soybean contract lost $1.05, dropping 7.4%, its biggest decline since July 4, 2014.
* The USDA said old-crop U.S. soybean export sales totaled 1.818 million tonnes in the week ended Jan. 14, above trade forecasts for 750,000 to 1.5 million tonnes. New-crop sales were 831,000 tonnes, also above forecasts that ranged from 350,000 to 600,000 tonnes.
* Additionally, the USDA on Friday morning reported private sales of 136,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans to China for shipment in the 2020/21 season.
* Brazilian farmers are poised to reap a record harvest of 132.2 million tonnes of soybeans in 2021 despite a drought that delayed plantings, according to the average of estimates in a poll of 13 analysts on Friday. (Reporting by Christopher Walljasper; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)
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