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WHEAT

- Apr 20 - Japan bought 95,555 MT of food wheat for May-July shipments:

  • 16,140 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 18,705 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 35,430 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 25,280 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Apr 19 - Argentina registered for export 31,358 MT of wheat and 3,668 MT of wheat flour

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended Apr 13 totalled 551,200 MT, incl. 414,000 MT for 2016/17 (within trade expectations for 250-450 TMT) and 137,200 MT for 2017/18 (within trade expectations for 100-300 TMT). Export commitments for 2016/17 are running 41% ahead of year-ago

- EU in week ended April 14 awarded licenses to import 3,670 MT of Ukrainian wheat under an annual duty-free quota. The award meant that the EU had now awarded 87% (832,116 MT) out of a total volume of 960,000 MT available in 2017

- According to TAXUD, the EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 exported 19.599 MMT of soft wheat compared to 24.085 MMT a year ago. Top 5 export destinations in 2016/17 are Algeria (17.5%), Saudi Arabia (13.3%), Vietnam (7.4%), Egypt (6.4%) and Morocco (6%)

- Argentine farmers are expected to plant 5.5 million hectares with wheat and harvest 17.5 MMT in the upcoming 2017/18 season compared with 16.3 MMT in 2016/17

- In the Ukrainian market, there is a growing tension over possible damages to grain crops due to effects of a sharp cold snap with snow and frost

- USDA attaché expects Ukraine’s 2017/18 wheat production at 23.87 MMT, down 11.1% from last year’s 26.854 MMT, with exports at 12.9 MMT, down from 15.9 MMT in 2016/17

- Ukrainian grain stocks were at 15.349 MMT as of April 1, up 18.8% from a year earlier, incl. 4.981 MMT of wheat (6.285 MMT a year ago), 1.376 MMT of barley (1.112 MMT a year ago) and 8.215 MMT of corn (4.928 MMT a year ago). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- USDA attaché forecasts Russia’s 2017/18 wheat production at 66 MMT, down 9% from last year’s 72,529 MMT, with exports at 28 MMT, up from 26.5 MMT in 2016/17

- Kazakh farmers planted 179,700 ha of spring cereals crops as of April 19 vs. 261,100 ha a year ago

- Japan's March grain imports rose 10% on year to 2.383 MMT, incl. 1.684 MMT from the US (+77%)

CORN

- Apr 20 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (NOFI) bought a total of 203,000 MT of optional-origin corn:

  • 65,000 MT from ETG at 186.4 $/mt c&f + 1.0 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for September 10 arrival
  • 69,000 MT from Bunge at 185.64 $/mt c&f + 1.15 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for September 20 arrival
  • 69,000 MT from Bunge at 184.46 $/mt c&f + 1.15 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for September 30 arrival

- Apr 19 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (NOFI) bought 70,000 MT of US or South American corn at 187.55 $/mt c&f + 1.0 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for August 30 arrival

- Apr 19 - Argentina registered 107,100 MT of corn for export

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Apr 13 of 848,200 MT, incl. 756,400 MT for 2016/17 (within the trade expectations for 700-1000 TMT) and 91,800 MT for 2017/18 (below trade estimates of 100-300 TMT). Export commitments for 2016/17 are running 43% ahead of year-ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 9.297 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 11.373 MMT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are Ukraine (60.7%), Russia (9.5%), Brazil (9.2%), Canada (6.6%) and the US (5.4%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 exported 1.858 MMT of corn vs. 1.443 MMT a year ago. Top 5 export destinations in 2016/17 are Egypt (26.6%), Lebanon (10.7%), Libya (8%), Vietnam (7.9%) and Syria (7.6%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 exported 4.223 MMT of barley vs. 9.145 MMT a year ago. Top 5 export destinations in 2016/17 are Saudi Arabia (42.4%), Tunisia (8.8%), China (7.8%), Jordan (6.8%) and Algeria (6.4%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 exported 2.333 MMT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 2.669 MMT a year ago. Top 5 export destinations in 2016/17 are Japan (10.9%), Vietnam (9.8%), Nigeria (5.5%), Brazil (4.2%) and South Africa (3.5%)

- Brazilian government will offer up to $159 million in subsidies to help corn producers sell their large crop in the 2016/17 cycle

- Japan's use of corn in animal feed fell to 45.9% in February, down 0.2% points from January and by 0.3% points below year-ago level (46.2% in Feb 2016). Its use of barley was steady at 3.4%, unchanged from month ago and year-ago; while wheat usage left at 1.9% but above year-ago (1.6%). Sorghum usage in feed rations declined to 2.3% in February (2.4% in January) from 2.9% a year ago

- USDA attaché forecasts Ukraine’s 2017/18 corn production at 28.67 MMT, slightly up from last year’s 28.075 MMT, with exports at 21.5 MMT, up from 20.1 MMT in 2016/17

- USDA attaché forecasts Ukraine’s 2017/18 barley production at 8.7 MMT, down 12.5% from last year’s 9.938 MMT, with exports at 3.7 MMT, down from 5.1 MMT in 2016/17

- USDA attaché expects Russia’s 2017/18 corn production at 15.3 MMT, unchanged from last year’s level, with exports at 5.4 MMT, up from 5.1 MMT in 2016/17

- USDA attaché expects Russia’s 2017/18 barley production at 16 MMT, down from last year’s 17.547 MMT, with exports at 3.3 MMT, up from 3 MMT in 2016/17

- US Ethanol production for the week ended Apr 14 rose by 7,000 barrels to 993,000 barrels per day, up 5.8% from last year's level of 939,000 bpd. Stocks increased by 131,000 barrels from the week prior to 23.034 million barrels, up 4.5% vs. 22.046 million barrels a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Apr 19 - Argentina registered for export 112,000 MT of soymeal, 5,000 MT of soybean oil and 6,000 MT of sunflower meal

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended Apr 13 of 225,000 MT, incl. 211,000 MT for 2016/17 (well below market estimates of 300-500 TMT) and 14,000 MT for 2017/18 (well below trade estimates of 100-300 TMT). Export commitments for 2016/17 are running 23% ahead of year-ago

- Abiove raised its forecasts of Brazil's 2017 soybean crop from 107.3 to 110.7 MMT and exports from 59.8 to 60.3 MMT

- Japan's March soybean imports fell 10.4% on year to 297,853 MT, incl. 270,453 MT from the US (-9.8%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 10.595 MMT of soybeans vs. 11.258 MMT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are the US (43.2%), Brazil (29%), Canada (9.3%), Paraguay (8.1%) and Ukraine (4.2%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 14.189 MMT of soymeal vs. 16.364 MMT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are Argentina (46.7%), Brazil (39%), Paraguay (7.2%), the US (1.5%) and India (1.5%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 220,928 MT of soybean oil vs. 256,863 MT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are Serbia (25.2%), Norway (24.5%), Ukraine (23%), Russia (14.5%) and Paraguay (9.5%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 3.28 MMT of rapeseed vs. 2.843 MMT a year ago. Top import origins in 2016/17 are Australia (54.9%), Ukraine (26.2%) and Canada (16.9%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 162,287 MT of rapeseed meal vs. 375,975 MT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are Russia (49.2%), Ukraine (30.6%), Canada (6%), China (5%) and Serbia (4.8%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 124,880 MT of rapeseed oil vs. 187,815 MT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are Ukraine (51.8%), Russia (26%), Belarus (10.9%), Serbia (9.3%) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.6%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 726,842 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 302,494 MT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are Moldova (36.7%), Argentina (16.7%), Ukraine (15.9%), Serbia (9.2%) and Russia (8.1%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 2.721 MMT of sunflower meal vs. 2.466 MMT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are Ukraine (68.2%), Russia (14.4%), Argentina (13.5%), Serbia (1.7%) and China (0.7%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 1.082 MMT of sunflower oil vs. 992,379 MT a year ago. Top import origins in 2016/17 are Ukraine (90%), Moldova (4.8%) and Serbia (3.4%)

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Apr 18, 2016/17 imported 4.517 MMT of palm oil vs. 5.456 MMT a year ago. Top 5 import origins in 2016/17 are Indonesia (50.6%), Malaysia (24%), Papua New Guinea (8.5%), Guatemala (5.9%) and Honduras (5.4%)

- Ukrainian sunflower stocks were at 3.881 MMT as of April 1, up 44.9% from a year earlier (2.679 MMT). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's April 1-20 palm oil exports at 719,175 MT up 4.7% from a month ago

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's April 1-20 palm oil exports at 705,372 MT down 0.8% from a month ago

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