- July 31 - USDA announced export sales of 126,900 MT of US wheat for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2015/16. Of the total, 67,650 MT is hard red winter, 37,250 MT is white, and 22,000 MT is hard red spring

- South Korea's CJ bought 50,000 MT of Australian wheat for Dec-Jan shipment

- South Korea's NOFI passed tender for 55,000 MT of feed wheat

- Mexico bought Russian wheat

- USAID has delivered 35,800 MT of wheat to Yemen

- Crop scouts on the Wheat Quality Council's annual three-day tour of North Dakota and adjacent states projected spring wheat yield potential at 49.9 bpa, the biggest forecast ever for the tour and vs. 48.6 bpa last year and vs. 5-year average of 45.2 bpa

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended July 23 – 700,400 MT, incl. 699,400 MT for 2015/16, which topped expectations of 400,000-600,000 MT

- EU in week ended July 28 granted licences to export 324 TMT of soft wheat, bringing the total this season to 1.586 MMT vs. 763 TMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer, in a weekly update, rated 77% of soft wheat good or excellent as of July 27, up 1% from week earlier and vs. 72% a year ago. Harvesting of soft wheat was under way with 70% of the national area cut by July 27 vs. 60% a week ago and 65% last year. The smaller durum wheat harvest was 100% complete vs. 99% a week ago and ahead of the 88% progress a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min said Russia exported about 1.598 MMT of grain between July 1-29, 2015, down by 43.5% from 2.827 MMT a year ago, including wheat – 1.167 MMT

- Russian farmers have harvested 39.1 MMT of grain (incl. 30.8 MMT of wheat and 4.6 MMT of barley) as of July 31, down from 48.2 MMT (incl. 38.5 MMT of wheat and 5.3 MMT of barley) a year ago. Yields were at 3.32 mt/ha, down from 3.4 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 20.4 MMT (81% of area) of wheat as of July 31, up from 18.8 MMT a year ago. Yields were at 3.7 mt/ha vs. 3.76 mt/ha a year ago

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan exported 430,000 MT of grain between July 1-30, 2015 vs. 388,300 MT a year ago, incl. flour – 174,000 MT in wheat equivalent vs. 190,900 MT in the same period of 2014/15

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan harvested 1.02 MMT as of August 3, up from 713,300 MT a year ago. Yields were at 1.71 mt/ha, up from 1.21 mt/ha a year ago

- The Buenos Aires grains exchange lowered its forecast for the country's wheat planting area to 3.70 million hectares from 3.75 million ha and vs 4.4 mln ha in 2014/15. Exchange estimated wheat planting 97.9% done as of July 30 vs. 91.3% a year ago

- Romania will harvest a smaller wheat crop this year, with spring floods and recent dry weather taking a toll on quality, but the country will be able to supply Egypt's state buyer; Romania reaped a record 7.4 MMT of wheat last year

- USDA attaché estimated 2015/16 Australian wheat crop at 25 MMT, which is 1 MMT below USDA official estimate and vs. 23.66 MMT in 2014/15. Exports are expected at 18 MMT in 2015/16 vs. USDA's estimate of 18.5 MMT and vs. 17 MMT in 2014/15

- USDA attaché estimated 2015/16 Argentine wheat crop at 10.2 MMT, which is 1.3 MMT below USDA official estimate and vs. 12.5 MMT in 2014/15. Exports are expected at 5 MMT in 2015/16 vs. USDA's estimate of 6.7 MMT and vs. 5.5 MMT in 2014/15 (5 MMT - USDA official estimate)

- USDA attaché estimated 2015/16 Bangladesh wheat imports at 3.6 MMT, which is 0.2 MMT below USDA official estimate and vs. 3.8 MMT in 2014/15

- The International Grains Council (IGC) trimmed its global wheat output projection for 2015/16 to 710 MMT, down from a previous forecast of 711 MMT and the 2014/15 crop of 721 MMT, on reduced prospects in Canada. Canada's wheat crop outlook was cut to 28.0 MMT from 30.0 MMT and the EU wheat crop was seen at 148.5 MMT, down from 148.8 MMT. At the same time, there were small upward revisions for wheat output in the United States (58.5 MMT from 58.2 MMT) and China (127.5 MMT from 127.0 MMT). Wheat ending stocks were revised upwards 4.9 MMT to 200.7 MMT compared to 201.9 MMT last year

- G3 Global Grain Group has closed its investment in Canadian grain marketer CWB, becoming its majority investor, and has renamed the company G3 Canada Ltd. CWB (Canadian Wheat Board) for decades held government-sanctioned marketing control of Western Canada's milling wheat and barley

- July 31 - South Korea's Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp purchased 30,000 MT of rice from the US (20,000 MT at 961 $/mt) and China (10,000 MT at 998.78 $/mt)