- China imported 5.31 MMT of soybeans in April, down 18.3% from a year ago after a truck strike in early March in Brazil. Imports in the first four months of the year fell 4.1% on year to 20.94 MMT

- China's monthly imports of soybeans from May to July are expected to rise sharply to between 6.5 and 7.5 MMT

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended Apr 30 – 689,200 MT, incl. 338,900 MT for 2014/15 vs. expected 0-350,000 MT and 350,300 MT for 2015/16 vs. expected 300,000-500,000 MT

- Buenos Aires Exchange estimated the Argentine soybean harvest 68.6% complete vs. 63.9% last year

- India exported 18,017 MT of soybean meal in April vs. 89,883 MT a year ago

- India exported 69,398 MT of rapeseed meal in April vs. 125,872 MT a year ago

- India exported 70,641 MT of castor seed meal in April vs. 20,378 MT a year ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.1 MH of soybean through May 8, or 57% of the planned area vs. 1.1 MH a year ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 3.1 MH of sunflower through May 8, or 68% of the planned area vs. 3.6 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 394,500 H of soybean through May 8, or 19.2% of the planned total planted area vs. 501,400 H a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 2.5 MH of sunflower through May 8, or 38.2% of the planned total planted area vs. 2.7 MH a year ago