- July 22 - USDA announced export sales of 120,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during the 2015/16

- July 21 - USDA announced export sales of 110,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2015/16

- Iran bought 29,000 MT of Argentine soybeans for July-August shipment in recent weeks

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his soybean yield projection unchanged at 43.5 bpa for a 3.58 billion bushels crop projection

- China's soybean imports climbed to 8.087 MMT in June, the second highest monthly level ever, behind record 8.5 MMT in December 2014. China sourced 6.66 MMT of soybeans from Brazil (up 22.9% from year-ago) and 1.172 MMT from Argentina (up 68.2%) at an average price that was down 172 $/mt from year-ago. China's strong buys of South American supplies are likely to continue as 7-8 MMT have already been booked so far due to lower prices. Brazil has extended its sales period this year thanks to a record harvest

- China's Jan-Jun soybean imports up 2.78% on year to 35.155 MMT

- Indonesia began collecting a levy on palm oil exports on Thursday, July 16, after weeks of delay. The new levy requires exporters to pay 50 $/mt for crude palm oil shipments and 30 $/mt for shipments of processed palm oil products. It only kicks in when an existing export tax is cut to zero - which happens when a reference price drops below 750 $/mt

- Russia considers limits on palm oil use in food production. Proposals include tightening rules on use of the tropical oil and greater transparency in the sector

- China's June rapeseed imports up 52.63% on year to 538,586 MT, incl. 471,556 MT from Canada and 62,458 MT from Australia

- China's Jan-Jun rapeseed imports down 13.13% on year to 2.343 MMT

- China's June rapeseed oil imports up 209.68% on year to 122,476 MT

- China's Jan-Jun rapeseed oil imports down 18.45% on year to 425,963 MT

- China's June palm oil imports up 40.83% on year to 551,753 MT, incl. 316,361 MT from Malaysia and 235,392 MT from Indonesia

- China's Jan-Jun palm oil imports down 13.55% on year to 2.474 MMT

- Hot and dry weather is expected to reduce the rapeseed crop in the EU. German production is expected to be down 21% on year at 4.9 MMT, French production down 8% at 5.1-5.2 MMT, Polish production down 15% at 2.8 MMT and UK crop at 2.2 vs. 2.46 in 2014