ICE canola futures end mixed amid active spreads

All figures are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, August 19 (Reuters)ICE canola futures ended mixed on Friday, with most of the day’s trading volume in spreads and as outside markets, including U.S. soybean oil, gained while contracts Euronext rapeseed and soybean futures fell.

* Demand from crushers and exporters remained tepid ahead of the fall harvest as supplies are expected to reach sufficient levels in the coming weeks. Canola prices above $800 a tonne are also above historic levels in years when supplies are more plentiful, a trader said.

* November canola RSX2 settled $3.00 higher at $818.40 a tonne. The contract was down 5.2% on the week, its biggest drop in two months.

* Chicago Board of Trade Soybean Futures Sv1 traded both sides of the previous day’s close on Friday, but ended virtually unchanged that day. Soybean oil futures BOv1 gained 2.2%.

* Euronext November rapeseed futures /COMX2 were down about 0.3% on Friday.

(Reporting by Karl Plume in Chicago)

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