- June 18 - Japan seeks 113,117 MT of food wheat for July-August shipment:

  • 14,160 MT of western white US wheat
  • 18,595 MT of hard red winter US wheat
  • 28,619 MT of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 24,363 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 27,380 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- USDA estimated 43% of the US winter wheat crop good to excellent as of June 14, unchanged from the prior week and vs. 30% a year ago. Harvest of winter wheat was completed at 11% vs. 15% a year ago and 20% for the five-year average

- USDA estimated 70% spring wheat's condition good-to-excellent, up 1 point from the prior week (69%) and vs. 72% year ago

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending June 11, recorded 377,847 MT, in line with expectations (300-450 TMT)

- June 16 - Russia bought 13.095 MT of intervention grain (wheat). Making the total bought since Sept 30 at 1.094 MMT, including wheat – 886,680 MT, barley – 113,650 MT and rye – 93,285 MT

- India's weather office says June 1-15 monsoon rains 11% above avg despite late start

- ABARES forecasts Australian 2015/16 wheat crop at 23.6 MMT, down 800,000 MT from its previous forecast due to the El Nino weather pattern

- FranceAgriMer, in a weekly update, rated 87% of soft wheat good or excellent as of June 8, down from 89% a week earlier but above 73% a year ago

- Philippines has approved 805,200 MT rice imports by private traders, with shipments required to arrive not later than Nov 30