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Financial investors expand net long position in Euronext wheat

PARIS, Sept 28 (Reuters) -

* Non-commercial market participants extended their net long position in Euronext milling wheat futures and options in the week to Sept. 23, Euronext data showed on Wednesday.

* Non-commercial participants, which include investment funds and financial institutions, increased their net long position to 123,804 contracts from 101,052 a week earlier, the data showed.

* Commercial participants similarly upped their net short position to 147,833 contracts from 120,704 a week earlier.

* Commercials' short positions accounted for 64.1% of the total short position, while commercial long positions accounted for 39.6% of total long positions.

* Non-commercial short positions represented 35.9% of total short positions, while non-commercial net long positions accounted for 60.4% of the total longs.

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

* In Euronext's rapeseed futures and options, non-commercial market participants lowered their net short position to 26,772 contracts from 27,875 a week earlier.

* Commercial participants reduced their net long position in rapeseed to 26,314 contracts from 26,102 a week earlier.

* To access Euronext's position data for commodity trading, which also covers maize futures: (Reporting by Forrest Crellin Editing by David Goodman )

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