- May 21 - Algeria (OAIC) seeks at least 50,000 MT of optional origin milling wheat for August shipment

- May 18 - Oman flour mill bought 60,000 MT of milling wheat from Russia for June shipment

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending May 14, recorded 309,562 MT, within trade expectations

- Germany's association of farm cooperatives (DRV) forecasts Germany's 2015 grain crop of all types at 49.73 MMT, down 4.4% from last year. The wheat crop will fall 3.1% to 26.91 MMT, including 26.57 MMT of winter wheat

- German Statistical office says winter wheat area was up 3% from a year ago to 3.25 MH

- Syria's wheat production is estimated to be at least 3.0 MMT this year vs. 1.865 MMT a year ago (the lowest for 25 years)

- Egypt bought around 3.6 MMT of domestic wheat so far

- China sold 132,000 MT of wheat at reserve auction out of the 834,000 MT it offered

- May 20 - Russia bought 13,905 MT of intervention grain (wheat). Making the total bought since Sept 30 at 910,150 MT, including wheat – 703,215 MT, barley – 113,650 MT and rye – 93,285 MT

- Philippines plans to import 500,000 MT of rice due to El Nino