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WHEAT

- Nov 8 - Japan seeks 121,488 MT of food wheat for Dec-Feb shipments:

  • 13,055 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 11,743 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 35,930 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 60,760 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Nov 6 - China auctioned 7,930 MT of imported 2013 wheat from state reserves, or 0.9% of the offered amount at average price of 2,200 RMB/mt (318 $/mt)

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Nov 1, recorded 327,192 MT, below trade expectations (350-550 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 21.9% behind of year-ago

- USDA said the US winter wheat crop 84% planted as of Nov 4, behind average of analysts’ expectations of 86%, also below last-year score (90%) and 5-year mean (90%). USDA rated 51% of the US winter wheat crop in good-to-excellent condition, down 2% points from prior week and below analysts’ expectations of 54%, also worse than last year’s 55%

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 exported 5.398 MMT of soft wheat compared to 7.133 MMT a year ago

- Farmers in Russia harvested 73.4 MMT of wheat as of Nov 6, down from 87.8 MMT last year, yields totals 2.79 mt/ha (3.22 mt/ha in 2017)

- Russian farmers have planted 17.6 million hectares (102.1% of the planned area) of winter crops as of Nov 6, up vs. 16.7 mln ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farms have sown as of Nov 5 a total of 7 million hectares of winter grains for the 2019 harvest, or 98% of the expected area of 7.2 million, incl. 6 million hectares of winter wheat and 872,000 hectares of winter barley

CORN

- Nov 6 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley from GTCS at 272.5 $/mt c&f for Feb 15-28 shipment

- Nov 5 - USDA announced export sales of 101,745 MT of US corn for delivery to Mexico during 2018/19

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Nov 1, reported 1,254,057 MT, topped market expectations (0.7-1.0 MMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 78.3% ahead of year-ago

- USDA estimated 76% of the US corn crop was harvested as of Nov 4, behind analysts' forecasts of 77% and 5-year mean (77%), but above last year’s pace (68%)

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 imported 5.952 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 5.202 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 exported 620,912 MT of corn vs. 397,060 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 exported 1.892 MMT of barley vs. 1.979 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 exported 907,256 MT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 999,634 MT a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 25.6 MMT of corn from 77% of planned area as of Nov 5, yields totaled 7.24 mt/ha

- Farmers in Russia harvested 17.6 MMT of barley as of Nov 6, down from 21.5 MMT last year, yields totals 2.24 mt/ha (2.79 mt/ha in 2017)

- Farmers in Russia harvested 9.4 MMT of corn as of Nov 6, up from 8.4 MMT last year, yields totals 4.84 mt/ha (4.82 mt/ha in 2017)

SOYBEAN

- Iran's SLAL bought about 200,000 MT of Indian soymeal in October

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Nov 1, reported 1,229,042 MT, within trade estimates (900-1300 TMT). Inspections for the 2018/19 marketing year are running 42.3% behind of year-ago

- USDA estimated 83% of the US soybean crop was harvested as of Nov 4, behind analysts' forecasts (84%), also below last year’s pace (89%) and the 5-year mean (89%)

- Abiove upped its forecast of Brazil's 2018 soybean exports by 2 MMT to 79 MMT. Abiove also raised forecast for 2018/19 soybean crop by 1 MMT to 120.5 MMT and exports for the 2019 period by 2 MMT to 73.9 MMT

- Brazil is seeking to boost soymeal exports to China

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 imported 4.37 MMT of soybeans vs. 4.15 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 imported 5.699 MMT of soymeal vs. 6.984 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 imported 1.481 MMT of rapeseed vs. 1.527 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 imported 117,352 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 155,828 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 imported 738,276 MT of sunflower meal vs. 1.048 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 imported 375,242 MT of sunflower oil vs. 585,848 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Nov 4, 2018/19 imported 1.93 MMT of palm oil vs. 2.274 MMT a year ago

- Ukraine's GPZKU is seeking to export sunflower oil and sunflower meal to China under its cooperation with Chinese state company CCEC

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 13.2 MMT of sunflower seed from 98% of planned area as of Nov 5, yields totaled 2.24 mt/ha

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 4.2 MMT of soybeans from 96% of planned area as of Nov 5, yields totaled 2.55 mt/ha

- Farmers in Russia harvested 11.4 MMT of sunflowerseed as of Nov 6, up from 8 MMT last year, yields totals 1.58 mt/ha (1.55 mt/ha in 2017)

- Farmers in Russia harvested 3.6 MMT of soybeans as of Nov 6, up from 2.8 MMT last year, yields totals 1.55 mt/ha (1.56 mt/ha in 2017)

- Farmers in Russia harvested 2.1 MMT of rapeseed as of Nov 6, up from 1.5 MMT last year, yields totals 1.43 mt/ha (1.74 mt/ha in 2017)

- Indian Apr-Oct 2018 rapeseed meal exports are estimated at 680,216 MT vs. 323,358 MT during the same period of last season

Black Sea Trade Flows (BST Flows)

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