- South Korea seeking soy meal for Feb-March shipment

- Philippines seeking soy meal for Nov-Dec shipment

- South Korea bought 5,000 MT of non-GMO soybeans for Nov-Dec shipment

- Oct 1 - USDA announced export sales of 120,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2015/16

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended September 24 – 2.51 MMT, incl. 2.506 MMT for 2015/16, topping market forecasts (1.3-1.7 MMT)

- INTL FCStone raised its forecast of US 2015 soybean production to 3.919 billion bushes with yield at 46.9 bpa from its September forecast of 3.791 billion bushels and 45.4 bpa

- USDA estimated US August soybean crush for crude oil at 4.38 million tons, above market expectation, but down vs. 4.68 million tons in July 2015 and 4.55 million tons in June 2015. Crude soyoil stocks are estimated at 1.297 billion lbs as of August 31 vs. 1.219 in Jul and 1.279 in Jun 2015, while refined oil stocks at 338,446 million lbs as of August 31 vs. 354,715 in Jul and 380,046 in Jun 2015

- Brazilian soybean plantings for 2016/17 are off to a slow start due to a lack of adequate soil moisture. The season began mid-September

- Brazil's Trade Ministry reported September soybean exports at 3.7 MMT, down from 5.16 MMT in August but above 2.67 MMT last Sept

- Statistics Canada raised its Canada's 2015 canola crop from 13.343 to 14.297 MMT, below average market expectation of 14.5 MMT and down 12.9% from 2014 (16.41 MMT)

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange estimated sunflower planting 24.2% done as of Oct 1, up 1.1% on the week, and vs. 21.3% a year ago. The exchange forecasts country's sunflower planting area at 1.45 mln ha this year vs. 1.3 mln ha in 2014/15

- Ukrainian farmers have harvested 2.0 MMT of soybeans from 1.2 mln ha (55%) with yields of 1.72 mt/ha as of Oct 2 vs. 1.9 MMT, 1 mln ha and 1.95 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have harvested 8.0 MMT of sunflower seed from 3.8 mln ha (77%) with yields of 2.08 mt/ha as of Oct 2 vs. 7.5 MMT, 4.2 mln ha and 1.79 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have planted winter rapeseed on just 572,000 ha (70% of plan) as of Oct 2 vs. 803,000 ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have harvested 1.3 MMT of soybeans from 784,900 ha (39.3%) with yields of 1.61 mt/ha as of Oct 2, up vs. 1.1 MMT, 799,800 ha and 1.33 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have harvested 5.7 MMT of sunflower seed from 3.4 mln ha (50.7%) with yields of 1.65 mt/ha as of Oct 2 vs. 5.8 MMT, 3.8 mln ha and 1.54 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have harvested 894,400 MT of rapeseed from 645,200 ha (63.7%) with yields of 1.39 mt/ha as of Oct 2, down vs. 1.3 MMT, 863,800 ha and 1.49 mt/ha a year ago

- Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced on Oct 1 that it is investing to create an additional 2.5 million bushels of soybean storage at the company's Deerfield, Missouri, US, processing plant