WHEAT

- Maldives seeks 31,000 tons of optional origin wheat flour

- Oct 8 - South Korea (Korea Flour Mills Co Ltd (KFMC) and Daehan Flour Mill Co Ltd) bought 81,000 tons of Australian wheat for March shipment

- Oct 8 - South Korea Daehan Flour Mill Co bought 26,200 tons of Canadian milling wheat for Apr-May shipment 

- Oct 8 - South Korea Samyang Milmax Corp bought 25,600 tons of US milling wheat for Feb-Mar shipment 

- Oct 8 - Japan bought 5,500 tons of feed wheat via SBS tender

- Oct 3 - Oman bought 60,000 tons of German wheat for Jan shipment at about 265 $/t c&f

- Thailand bought 120,000 tons of Black Sea origin wheat for December shipment at 220 $/t c&f liner out

- Oct 2 - Taiwan bought 80,000 tons of US wheat for Nov-Dec shipment

- Oct 2 - South Korea CJ bought 36,500 tons of Australian milling wheat for Feb-March shipment

- Iran bought about 400 KMT of EU wheat at 275-280 $/t c&f for Nov-Dec shipment 

- Oct 1 - Egypt’s GASC bought 120 KMT of French wheat for November 1-10 shipment:

  • 60 KMT from Soufflet  at 243.45 $/t c&f 
  • 60 KMT from Louis Dreyfus at 241.2 $/t c&f  

- Morocco bought 9,000 tons of US soft wheat for Dec shipment

- Iran to increase imports of wheat from Kazakhstan to up to a total of 2 MMT over the next two to three marketing years. Kazakhstan exported 345 KMT of wheat to Iran in the last marketing year

- Egypt Supply Minister said Egypt state wheat imports to fall to 4-4.5 MMT next year

- FranceAgriMer raised its forecast for French soft wheat stocks at the end of the 2014/15 to 4.4 MMT (the highest level in 10 years) vs. previous estimate of 3.9 MMT and 2.3 MMT year ago

- USDA attaché in Brazil estimated 2014/15 wheat crop at 7.5 MMT up 30% from 2013/14

- Stats Canada estimated 2014 total wheat crop at 27.48 MMT vs. average estimate of 28.0 MMT and vs. StatsCan Aug estimate of 27.705 MMT

- Informa Economics lowered its forecast of Australia's 2014/15 wheat production to 23.9 MMT, down 900,000 tons from last month

- Informa Economics raised its estimate of the EU's 2014/15 wheat crop to 153 MMT vs. previous estimate of 151 MMT

- IKAR has cut its forecast for Russia's 2014 wheat crop to 58.5 MMT from previous estimate of 60 MMT

-  Oct 8 - Russia bought 26,865 tons of intervention grains making the total bought since Sept 30th at 83,680 tons

CORN

- Oct 6 - USDA announced 210 KMT of corn sold to unknown for 2014/15 shipment

- Oct 2 - USDA announced 174 KMT of corn sold to unknown for 2014/15 shipment

- Market talk – China may have bought 1-2 MMT of Ukrainian corn over the past few weeks

- Brazil exported 2,683,900 tons of corn in September vs. 2,457,800 tons in Aug and vs. 3,449,300 tons a year ago

- Lanworth estimated 2014 US corn crop at 14.647 BB vs. previous estimate of 14.596 BB

- Informa Economics raised U.S. 2014 corn crop forecast to 14.395 BB vs. previous estimate of 14.024 BB

- Linn Group raised its forecast of U.S. corn production to 14.881 BB from 14.671 BB in September 

- Informa Economics lowered Ukraine's 2014 corn crop forecast to 26.5 MMT vs. previous estimate of 27.5 MMT

-  FranceAgriMer lowered its forecast for French corn stocks at the end of the 2014/15 to 3.69 MMT vs. previous estimate of 3.86 MMT and 2.29 MMT year ago

-  Stats Canada estimated 2014 corn crop at 11.397 MMT vs. average estimate of 11.8 MMT and vs. StatsCan August estimate of 11.4305 MMT

BARLEY 

- Stats Canada estimated 2014 barley crop at 7.12 MMT vs. average estimate of 7.3 MMT and vs. StatsCan Aug estimate of 7.164 MMT

SOYBEAN

- USDA attaché in Brazil estimated 2014/15 soybean crop at 94.0 MMT, crush at 37.5 MMT and soybean exports at a record 49.0 MMT

- Brazil exported 2.67 MMT of soybean in September vs. 4.12 MMT in Aug and vs. 3.47 MMT a year ago

- Brazil exported 1.23 MMT of soymeal in September vs. 1.64 MMT in Aug and vs. 1.41 MMT a year ago

- Brazil exported 64,800 tons of soybean oil  in September vs. 138,093 tons in Aug and vs. 177,500 tons a year ago

- Thailand bought cargo of US soymeal for Feb shipment and cargo of Brazilian soymeal for April shipment. Thailand was seeking up to 430 KMT of optional origin soymeal

- Informa Economics raised U.S. 2014 soybean crop forecast to 4.017 BB vs. previous estimate of 3.857 BB

- Linn Group raised U.S. 2014 soybean crop forecast to 4.091 BB vs. previous estimate of 3.959 BB

- Lanworth estimated 2014 US soybean crop at 3.947 BB vs. previous estimate of 3.880 BB

- Informa Economics raised its forecast for Brazil's 2014/15 soybean production to 92.5 MMT, up 1.7 MMT from last month

- Stats Canada estimated 2014 soybean crop at 5.96 MMT vs. average estimate of 5.9 MMT and vs. Stats Canada August estimate of 5.9007 MMT

OTHERS

- Sep 29 - South Korea bought a total of 36,056 tons of non-glutinous rice for Jan-Feb arrival

- Oct 1 - Egypt FIHC bought 12,000 tons of sunflower oil from ADM at 829 $/t c&f for Oct-Nov shipment

- Stats Canada estimated 2014 canola crop estimated at 14.08 MMT vs. average estimate of 14.6 MMT and vs. StatCan Aug estimate of 13.908 MMT

- Strategie Grains expects EU 2015/16 rapeseed area to fall about 3% to 6.5 MH, down from more than 6.7 MH in 2014/15 and 2013/14

- Strategie Grains raised its estimate EU 2014 rapeseed crop to 23.8 MMT from 23.2 MMT last month