- Apr 23 - Japan seeks 107,743 tons of food wheat for May-June shipment:

  • 21,330 tons of western white US wheat
  • 24,990 tons of hard red winter US wheat
  • 25,543 tons of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 35,880 tons of Canadian western red spring wheat

- South Korea's KFMC seeks 35,300 tons of Australian wheat for Sept shipment

- Syria (Hoboob) reached initial agreement to purchase around 150,000 tons of soft milling wheat at 216 €/t (232.3 $/t) c&f via tender closed on Apr 13

- USDA estimated 42% of the US winter wheat crop good to excellent (G/E) as of Apr 19 unchanged from a week ago and vs. 34% a year ago

- USDA said the US spring wheat crop 36% planted as of Apr 19 vs. 17% a week ago, and vs. 9% a year ago and vs. a five year average of 19%

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Apr 16, recorded 564,502 tons, topping trade expectations

- IKAR ups Russia's 2015 wheat estimate to 54-59 MMT from 52-57 MMT, helped by good winter grain conditions. Russian wheat prices fall as farmers ramp up sales

- Apr 22 - Russia bought 63,315 tons of intervention grain (wheat). Making the total bought since Sept 30 at 687,400 tons, including wheat – 480,465 tons, barley – 113,650 tons and rye – 93,285 tons

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 2.8 MH of spring grains through April 21, or 9.1% of the planned total planted area vs. 3.7 MH a year ago

- India the second largest wheat producer is having quality problems with its wheat crop