- May 21 - Japan seeks 116,905 MT of food wheat for June-July shipment:

  • 18,329 MT of western white US wheat
  • 6,530 MT of hard red winter US wheat
  • 29,946 MT of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 28,740 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 33,360 MT Australian standard white

- May 18 - Oman flour mill was buying 60,000 MT of milling wheat from Russia or Germany for June shipment

- USDA estimated 45% of the US winter wheat crop good to excellent as of May 17, just above traders' expectations and up from 44% a week ago and vs. 29% a year ago

- USDA said the US spring wheat crop 94% planted as of May 17, in line with traders' expectations, vs. 87% a week ago, and vs. 47% a year ago and vs. a five year average of 65%

- US weekly export inspections were delayed due to technical difficulties

- May 19 - Russia bought 46,440 MT of intervention grain (wheat). Making the total bought since Sept 30 at 896,245 MT, including wheat – 689,310 MT, barley – 113,650 MT and rye – 93,285 MT

- India's Tamu Nadu flour mill said the country would import 700,000 MT of wheat this year due to quality, and Shivaji flour mill put the import total at 2 MMT

- Spanish analyst AgroInfoMarket estimates the country's wheat crop at 5.8 MMT, down from 6.2 MMT estimated previously, but vs. 5.6 MMT in 2014

- Thai government plans to sell 2 MMT of rice over the next two months from stockpiles