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Financial investors increase net long position in Euronext wheat

PARIS, Oct 5 (Reuters) -

* Non-commercial market participants raised their net long positions in Euronext's milling wheat futures and options in the week to Sept. 30, data published by Euronext on Wednesday showed.

* Non-commercial participants, which include investment funds and financial institutions, extended their net long position to 132,932 contracts from 123,804 a week earlier, the data showed.

* Commercial participants similarly expanded their net short position to 154,159 contracts from 147,833 a week earlier.

* Commercials' short positions accounted for 63.5% of the total short position, while commercial long positions accounted for 39.1% of total long positions.

* Non-commercial short positions represented 36.5% of total short positions, while non-commercial net long positions accounted for 61% 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 lowered their net short position to 22,448 contracts from 26,772 a week earlier.

* Commercial participants similarly decreased their net long position in rapeseed to 21,184 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 Evans)

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