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Financial investors lift net long position in Euronext wheat

PARIS, Sept 7 (Reuters) -

* Non-commercial market participants raised their net long position in Euronext's milling wheat futures and options in the week to Sept. 2, data published by Euronext on Wednesday showed.

* Non-commercial participants, which include investment funds and financial institutions, increased their net long position to 74,185 contracts from 68,747 a week earlier, the data showed.

* Commercial participants upped their net short position to 91,151 contracts from 82,382 a week earlier.

* Commercials' short positions accounted for 63.1% of the total short position, while commercial long positions accounted for 47.7% of total long positions.

* Non-commercial short positions represented 36.9% of total short positions, while non-commercial net long positions accounted for 52.3% of the total longs.

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

* In Euronext's rapeseed futures and options, non-commercial market participants cut their net short position to 21,565 contracts from 22,435 a week earlier.

* Commercial participants lowered their net long position in rapeseed to 21,552 contracts from 22,524 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 Mark Potter)

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