- July 23 - Japan seeks 141,438 MT of food wheat for August-September shipment:

  • 15,150 MT of western white US wheat
  • 36,615 MT of hard red winter US wheat
  • 27,840 MT of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 35,128 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 26,705 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Taiwan seeks 104,350 MT of US milling wheat for Sept-Oct shipment

- July 21 - Egypt's GASC seeks an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for Sept 1-10 shipment

- USDA estimated 75% of the US winter wheat crop was harvested as of July 19 vs. 74% a year ago and 74% for the five-year average

- USDA estimated 70% spring wheat's condition good-to-excellent, down 1 point from the prior week (71%) and vs. 70% year ago

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending July 16, recorded 489,089 MT, topping the expectations (200-310 TMT)

- India won't be importing wheat in the near future due to high global prices and the possibility that the government can add a 10% duty on imports at any time

- Brazil plans to begin imports of Russian wheat

- SovEcon estimated Russia's 2015 wheat crop at 56.0 MMT vs. previous estimate of 57.0 MMT due to dryness.

- SovEcon estimated Russia's 2015 total grain crop at 96.5 MMT vs. previous estimate of 98.0 MMT

- Russian farmers have harvested 23.4 MMT of grain (incl. 18.3 MMT of wheat and 2.7 MMT of barley) as of July 20, down from 31.7 MMT (incl. 26.4 MMT of wheat and 2.9 MMT of barley) a year ago. Yields were at 3.7 mt/ha, up from 3.48 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian customs officials have reportedly introduced an easier wheat export duty system, which should boost the nation's wheat shipments

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan harvested 485,400 MT as of July 20, up from 174,600 MT a year ago. Yields were at 1.62 mt/ha, up from 0.93 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 8.8 MMT (37% of area) of wheat as of July 20 with yields at 3.45 mt/ha