- July 8 - Egypt's GASC seeks cargos of 55-60 TMT of optional origin wheat for August 11-20 shipment

- July 8 - Tunisia seeks 142,000 MT of milling wheat and 50,000 MT of durum

- Algeria's OAIC bought 700-725 TMT of optional-origin milling wheat in a tender last week, more than initially reported. OAIC paid around 238 $/mt c&f for September-October shipment. France was seen as the most likely origin although some traders also said German wheat could be chosen as well

- French farm ministry's first peg of the 2015 soft wheat crop of 37.9 MMT would be up 1% from 2014 (37.5 MMT). The estimate was above trade expectations of 36.5-37 MMT

- French farm ministry's first peg of the 2015 durum wheat crop of 1.7 MMT would be up 15.2% from 1.5 MMT harvested in 2014, but 16% below the 2010-2014 average

- India's flour millers have advised their central government to avoid import taxes on wheat in order to keep costs on those imports down

- Rabobank says exporters not selling Russian wheat long term due to uncertainty over export tax

- Russian farmers have harvested 5.3 MMT of grain (incl. 2.3 MMT of wheat and 1.5 MMT of barley), down from 9.9 MMT (incl. 6.1 MMT of wheat and 2.0 MMT of barley) a year ago as of July 7. Yields were at 3.81 mt/ha, up from 3.63 mt/ha a year ago

- July 2 - South Korea's Agro-Fisheries & Food bought a total of 44,104 MT of non-glutinous brown rice for arrival between October and December

  • 18,000 MT of Chinese Medium from Daewoo Int'l Corp at $849.00
  • 5,000 MT of US Medium from Seomok Trading Inc. at $840.67
  • 5,352 MT of US Medium from DNB Co at $843.80
  • 9,000 MT of US Medium from Daewoo Int'l Corp at $833.96
  • 6,752 MT of Thai Long from Hyolim Int'l Co Ltd at $438.34