- Rosario Grain Exchange estimated Argentine soybean crop at 59.6 MMT, up from 59 MMT last month. There harvest is approximately 80% complete

- Buenos Aires Grains Exchange has reported Argentine soybean harvest at 79.5% complete vs. 67% last year

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended May 7 – 224,600 MT, incl. 136,600 MT for 2014/15 vs. expected 100-300,000 MT and 88,000 MT for 2015/16 vs. expected 250,000-450,000 MT

- Informa Economics projected US 2015 soybean plantings at 87.185 million acres, a potential record high about 2.55 million acres above the USDA's current forecast

- NOPA said its members crushed 150.363 million bushels of soybeans in April, the most ever for the month. The figure topped an average of analyst estimates for 147.827 million bushels (range 140.50-152.375 MB). This represents a 13.3% increase from year-ago but a 7.7% decline from March. Strong export demand fueled the heavy crush. Soyoil stocks rose to 1.441 billion lbs in April from 1.420 a month earlier, but below analysts' expectations of 1.461 billion lbs (range 1.37-1.6 billion lbs) and last year's level of 2.058 billion lbs

- Ukraine's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.6 MH of soybean through May 15, or 84% of the planned area vs. 1.4 MH a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 735,100 H of soybean through May 15, or 35.8% of the planned total planted area vs. 734,900 H a year ago