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Financial investors decrease net long position in Euronext wheat

PARIS, Aug 17 (Reuters) -

* Non-commercial market participants lowered their net long position in Euronext's milling wheat futures and options in the week to Aug. 12, data published by Euronext on Wednesday showed.

* Non-commercial participants, which include investment funds and financial institutions, reduced their net long position to 75,730 contracts from 79,315 a week earlier, the data showed.

* Commercial participants increased their net short position to 103,147 contracts from 100,422 a week earlier.

* Commercials' short positions accounted for 64.1% of the total short position, while commercial long positions accounted for 48.8% of total long positions.

* Non-commercial short positions represented 35.9% of total short positions, while non-commercial net long positions accounted for 51.2% of the total longs.

* The report covered nearly all of the open short positions and all of the open long positions in the wheat derivatives.

* In Euronext's rapeseed futures and options, non-commercial market participants net short position was mostly flat, at 21,591 contracts from 21,592 a week earlier.

* Commercial participants increased their net long position in rapeseed to 21,636 contracts from 19,021 a week earlier.

* To access Euronext's position data for commodity trading, which also covers maize futures: https://live.euronext.com/products/commodities (Reporting by Forrest Crellin; Editing by Maju Samuel)

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