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Financial investors increase net long position in Euronext wheat

PARIS, Aug 31 (Reuters) -

* Non-commercial market participants added to their net long position in Euronext's milling wheat futures and options in the week to Aug. 26, data published by Euronext on Wednesday showed.

* Non-commercial participants, which include investment funds and financial institutions, edged up their net long position to 68,747 contracts from 68,164 a week earlier, the data showed.

* Commercial participants similarly raised their net short position to 82,382 contracts from 81,238 a week earlier.

* Commercials' short positions accounted for 62.5% of the total short position, while commercial long positions accounted for 48.6% of total long positions.

* Non-commercial short positions represented 37.5% of total short positions, while non-commercial net long positions accounted for 51.4% of the total longs.

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

* In Euronext's rapeseed futures and options, non-commercial market participants decreased their net short position to 22,435 contracts from 24,754 a week earlier.

* Commercial participants similarly lowered their net long position in rapeseed to 22,524 contracts from 24,720 a week earlier.

* To access Euronext's position data for commodity trading, which also covers maize futures: (Reporting by Forrest Crellin; editing by Jonathan Oatis)

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