WHEAT

- Oct 8 - Japan seeks 119,141 MT of food wheat for Nov-Dec shipment:

  • 12,930 MT of western white US wheat
  • 17,780 MT of hard red winter US wheat
  • 68,141 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 20,290 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Oct 6 - South Korea's CJ Cheiljedang Corp and Daehan Flour Mill Co Ltd are seeking up to 98,650 MT of milling wheat: 48,65 MT from the US for Jan shipment and 50,000 MT from Australia for March

- Philippines seeking wheat for March-April shipment

- Indonesia for two cargos of Australian wheat for Jan-March shipment

- Oct 6 - Taiwan bought 89,150 MT of US wheat at 233-258 $/mt fob for Nov-Dec shipment

- Egypt has enough strategic wheat stocks to last until the first week of March

- Indonesian Wheat Flour Mills Association (APTINDO) cut its estimate of Indonesia's 2015 wheat imports from 7.8 to 7.4 MMT, now flat to the previous year. In the first half of 2015, Indonesia imported 3.6 MMT of wheat and 48,000 MT of wheat flour

- USDA said 49% of the US winter wheat is planted as of October 4, ahead of market expectations (47%), but down from 54% last year and the 5-year average pace of 51%

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending October 1, recorded 557,109 MT, in line with analysts' estimates (450-650 TMT)

- Ukraine's Ag Min and traders agree grain export memorandum for 2015/16. Ukraine to allow exports of 16.5 MMT of wheat in 2015/16, including 7.8 MMT of feed wheat

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 10.039 MMT of grain between July 1-Oct 5, 2015 (vs. 8.91 MMT for the same period last year), including wheat – 5.636 MMT (vs. 5.193 MMT a year ago), barley – 2.938 MMT (vs. 2.927 MMT), corn – 1.448 MMT (vs. 672 TMT) and other grains – 17 TMT (vs. 119 TMT). An additional 408 TMT of grain had been loaded on vessels and should leave Ukraine in the coming days

- Commodity Weather Group says that 60% of Ukraine and 35% of Russia wheat has significant moisture shortages cutting back crop development

- Oct 6 - Russia bought 8,910 MT of intervention grain (8,775 MT of wheat and 135 MT of barley) from Asian part of country via tender on the NTB (Moscow Exchange). Making the total bought since Aug 20 at 33,670 MT of Russian grain (24,975 MT of wheat, 7,425 MT of rye and 270 MT of barley)

- Russian Ag Min sees 2015/16 grain exportable surplus at 30 MMT

- Russian farmers have harvested 97.6 MMT of grain (incl. 62.3 MMT of wheat, 17.8 MMT of barley and 5.3 MMT of corn) as of Oct 5, down from 100.5 MMT (incl. 59.3 MMT of wheat, 20.6 MMT of barley and 5.8 MMT of corn) a year ago. Yields were at 2.4 mt/ha, down from 2.49 mt/ha a year ago. While 74.7% (or 12.8 mln ha) of winter crops were planted as of Oct 5 vs. 12.9 mln ha year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have planted winter wheat on 4.0 mln ha (64% of plan) as of Oct 5 vs. 4.6 mln ha a year ago

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan harvested 16.877 MMT as of Oct 6, up from 14.291 MMT a year ago. Yields were at 1.26 mt/ha, up from 1.19 mt/ha a year ago

CORN

- Bangladesh and India seeking Brazilian corn

- Peru is seeking corn for Feb shipment

- USDA estimated 68% US corn crop rated good to excellent as of Oct 4, unchanged from a week ago, and vs. last year's 74%. As of Sunday, 27% of the US's crop was harvested, which compares to 16% last year and the five-year average of 32%. Traders expected a slightly more advanced pace of around 30%

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Oct 1, reported 469,697 MT, well below analysts' expectations (750-900 TMT)

SOYBEANS

- Oct 2 - Philippines passed on soymeal tender for Nov-Dec shipment

- Tunisia bought 37,000 MT of Argentine soymeal for Nov-Dec shipment

- South Korea is seeking soymeal for Feb-March shipment

- USDA said the US soybean crop condition was rated 64% good to excellent as of Oct 4, up 2% from a week ago and ahead of forecasts, but below previous year's 73%. As of Sunday, 42% of the US's crop was harvested, ahead of market forecasts (41%), last year's pace of 19% and the five-year average of 32%

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Oct 1, reported 1,122,669 MT, well above of the range of trade forecasts (450-600 TMT)

- Brazil federal agricultural agents that approve export certificates ended two-week strike on Friday night

- AgRural said as of October 2 Brazil has planted 3% of its 2016 soybean crop, unchanged from a year ago

- Abiove forecasts 2016 Brazilian soybean crop at a record 97.8 MMT vs. 94.8 MMT in 2015

- Abiove forecasts 2016 Brazilian soybean exports at a record 52.8 MMT vs. 52.4 MMT in 2015

- Abiove forecasts 2016 Brazilian soymeal exports at 14.8 MMT vs. 15.2 MMT in 2015

- Abiove forecasts 2016 Brazilian soybean oil exports at 1.37 MMT vs. 1.35 MMT in 2015

- Soybean Processors Association of India estimated India's 2015 soybean crop at 8.6 MMT down 4% from 2014 crop and vs. USDA September estimate of 11.5 MMT. The association estimated India's 2015 soymeal exports at below 650 TMT

- Malaysia temporarily halt palm product imports from Indonesia due to high stocks levels

- Strategie Grains expects the area sown with rapeseed in the EU for the 2016 crop to rise slightly, to 6.5 million hectares, from the previous year (6.4 mln ha in 2015/16), helped mainly by better price margins than for soft wheat at sowing time

- Strategie Grains said the EU sunflower area for the 2016 crop would remain stable at 4.2 million hectares

- Strategie Grains said the EU soybean area for the 2016 crop would rise for a fifth season in a row to 900,000 hectares from 800,000 ha in 2015/16 and 600,000 ha in 2014/15

- Russian farmers have harvested 1.3 MMT of soybeans from 842,400 ha (42.2%) with yields of 1.59 mt/ha as of Oct 5 vs. 1.3 MMT, 938,200 ha and 1.34 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have harvested 6.3 MMT of sunflower seed from 3.9 mln ha (57.4%) with yields of 1.62 mt/ha as of Oct 5 vs. 6 MMT, 4 mln ha and 1.53 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have harvested 941,800 MT of rapeseed from 700,200 ha (69.2%) with yields of 1.35 mt/ha as of Oct 5, down vs. 1.318 MMT, 897,700 ha and 1.47 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have planted winter rapeseed on just 577,000 ha (70% of plan) as of Oct 5 vs. 803,000 ha a year ago