Decile Drop: Wheat futures

Grain | 18th March 2021 | By Andrew Whitelaw

Decile Drop

Decile tables for the monthly average price for various overseas futures values. These decile tables include the spot contract and the following 7 contracts. This gives an insight into the forward curve of the wheat markets.

Included tables:

  • Chicago
  • Kansas
  • Minneapolis
  • Paris
  • London

The tables display nominal prices relevant to each decile range, which can be used to get an understanding of how high/low the current price is in relation to all historical prices. A decile table measures how often, historically, prices have fallen below (or below) a particular pricing point.

It gives a brief snapshot of whether a market has more upside or downside and how large this may be.

For example, if a price is at its 40% decile, this means that 40% of the time prices have been below that value and 60% of prices higher. Similarly, a 90% decile means that 90% of the time, prices have been lower and higher just 10% of the time.

At the bottom of each table is the current months average price and the percentage decile ranking for that price.



  • Wheat
  • CBOT Wheat