- Aug 14 - Tunisia seeks 209,000 MT of optional origin soft milling wheat for Jan-Feb shipment

- Brazil seeks a cargo of US wheat for October shipment

- Aug 13 - Egypt's GASC bought 175,000 MT of Ukrainian, Russian wheat for September 21-30 delivery:

  • 60 TMT of Russian wheat from El-Wehda (Union Co.) at 195.35 $/t c&f
  • 60 TMT of Ukrainian wheat from Olam at 192.88 $/t c&f
  • 55 TMT of Ukrainian wheat from Venus at 196.09 $/t c&f

- China to auction 2.4 MMT of wheat from Reserve next week

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended August 6 – 422,200 MT, incl. 421,600 MT for 2015/16, matched trade expectations of 400,000-600,000 MT

- EU in week ended August 11 granted licences to export 349 TMT of soft wheat, bringing the total this season to 2.307 MMT vs. 1.835 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer, in a weekly update, rated 77% of soft wheat good or excellent as of August 10, unchanged from week earlier and vs. 71% a year ago. Harvesting of soft wheat was under way with 99% of the national area cut by August 10 vs. 86% a week ago and 92% last year

- FranceAgriMer raised its 2015 French soft wheat crop estimate to a record 40.4 MMT vs. 37.9 MMT in July

- Strategie Grains raised its 2015 French soft wheat crop estimate by almost 1 MMT to 38.7 MMT, up from 37.5 MMT last year and surpassing a record 38.2 MMT seen in 1998

- Strategie Grains raised its 2015 EU soft wheat crop estimate by 3.1 MMT to 144.0 MMT, but it is still down from last year's record crop of 149.3 MMT

- Germany's association of farm cooperatives upped its estimate of 2015 winter wheat crop to 25.7 MMT from 25.43 MMT previous, but it is still down 7.5% on the year

- Czech Stats Bureau estimates its grain crop at 7.59 MMT against 6.81 MMT estimated in June

- Ikar raised its estimate of 2015 Russian wheat crop to 59.5-60.5 MMT from 58 MMT previous

- Rosario Grains Exchange lowered its 2015 Argentina wheat plantings estimate to 3.4 mln ha from 3.5 mln ha due to commercial uncertainties and recent heavy rains

- Agritel estimates Ukraine wheat crop at 25 MMT and Russian crop at 56.75 MMT

- Ukrainian grain stocks were at 24.49 MMT as of August 1, up 17% from a year earlier, incl. 17.54 MMT of wheat (14.1 MMT a year ago), 4.18 MMT of barley (4.3 MMT a year ago) and 1.99 MMT of corn (1.57 MMT a year ago). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- Russian farmers have harvested 57.0 MMT of grain (incl. 42 MMT of wheat and 10.2 MMT of barley) as of August 14, down from 62.1 MMT (incl. 43.8 MMT of wheat and 12.0 MMT of barley) a year ago. Yields were at 2.94 mt/ha, down from 3.17 mt/ha a year ago

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan exported 521,700 MT of grain between July 1-August 10, 2015 vs. 510,800 MT a year ago, incl. flour – 211,700 MT in wheat equivalent vs. 257,700 MT in the same period of 2014/15

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan harvested 1.365 MMT as of August 14, up from 971,800 MT a year ago. Yields were at 1.62 mt/ha, up from 1.19 mt/ha a year ago