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Financial investors raise net short position in Euronext wheat

PARIS, May 16 (Reuters) -

* Non-commercial market participants increased their net short position in Euronext's milling wheat futures and options in the week to May 10, data published by Euronext showed.

* Non-commercial participants, which include investment funds and financial institutions, raised their net short position to 39,150 contracts from 30,949 a week earlier, the data showed.

* Commercial participants increased their net long position to 42,266 contracts from 33,108 a week earlier.

* Commercials accounted for 68.9% of the open interest, while non-commercial categories represented 21.3% of open interest.

* The report covered 90.2% of open interest in wheat derivatives, compared with 91% the prior week.

* To access Euronext's position data for commodity trading, which also covers rapeseed, rapeseed meal and maize futures: (Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Mark Potter)

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