WHEAT

- Aug 13 - Japan seeks 147,933 MT of food wheat for September-October shipment:

  • 11,387 MT of western white US wheat
  • 23,285 MT of hard red winter US wheat
  • 26,311 MT of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 53,160 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 33,790 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Aug 12 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat for Nov-Dec shipment

- French Ag Min raised its estimate of the soft wheat harvest to a record 39.3 MMT from 37.9 MMT in July (37.5 MMT in 2014), putting it in line with the current range of trade estimates

- USDA estimated 97% of the US winter wheat crop was harvested as of August 9 vs. 94% a year ago and 90% for the five-year average

- USDA estimated 69% spring wheat's condition good-to-excellent, down 1 point from the prior week (70%) and vs. 70% year ago. 28% of the US spring crop has been harvested as of August 9, up from 6% a year ago and vs. a 20% average of the last five years

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending August 6, recorded 365,986 MT, which was in line with the expectations (275-400 TMT)

- Kazakhstan's grain stocks as of August 1, 2015 accounted 4.53 MMT, including 3.78 MMT of milling wheat

CORN, BARLEY

- Aug 13 - Israel seeks 110,000 MT of optional origin corn for Oct-Dec shipment

- French Ag Min put this year's grain maize crop at 13.2 MMT, down 28% on a record 2014 volume (18.3 MMT), in its first estimate of 2015 production

- USDA estimated 70% US corn crop rated good to excellent as of August 9, steady on a week ago, but below last year's 73%

- US corn export inspections for week, ending August 6, reported 804,981 MT, in line with the range of analysts' expectations (750-950 TMT)

- French Ag Min upped its estimate of the barley harvest to 12.2 MMT from 11.7 MMT in July and vs. 11.8 MMT in 2014

- USDA attaché estimated 2015/16 Canada barley crop at 6.9 MMT, which is 0.6 MMT below USDA official estimate and vs. 7.12 MMT in 2014/15

SOY

- South Korea seeks 1,000 MT of non-GMO soybeans for December shipment

- USDA said the US soybean crop condition was rated 63% good to excellent as of August 9, unchanged from a week ago, but below previous year's 70%

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending August 6, reported 151,964 MT, within trade estimates (75-160 TMT)

- French Ag Min trimmed slightly the rapeseed crop to 5.0 MMT from 5.1 MMT last month, confirming a fall from last year's harvest of 5.5 MMT

- French Ag Min forecasted a 17% drop in sunflower production to 1.31 MMT from 1.58 MMT in 2014