WHEAT

- Jordan tenders to sell 50,000 MT of Polish wheat for the third time

- Oct 15 - Japan seeks 116,782 MT of food wheat for Nov-Jan shipment:

  • 12,965 MT of western white US wheat
  • 11,770 MT of hard red winter US wheat
  • 39,337 MT of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 30,960 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 21,750 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Morocco is cutting its customs duty on imports of soft wheat to 50 percent from 75 percent on Nov 1. Morocco is harvesting a record of 11 MMT of cereal crops after good rains this year, including 5.2 MMT of soft wheat

- USDA attaché in Ukraine estimated Ukraine's 2015/16 wheat crop at 26.8 MMT (27 MMT USDA's official estimate) vs. 24.1 MMT in 2014/15 (24.8 MMT USDA's official); exports at 15.6 MMT (15 MMT USDA's official) vs. 10.9 MMT in 2014/15 (11.3 MMT USDA's official)

- SovEcon cut its forecast for Russia's 2015 grain crop by 0.5 MMT to 101 MMT, but kept its estimate for the wheat crop unchanged at 60.8 MMT

- Weekly USDA data on U.S. harvest progress, crop conditions and export inspections was delayed until Tuesday as the government closed on Monday for the U.S. Columbus Day holiday

- Iraq bought 80,000 MT of rice from India and the US

- Philippine considers buying 1 MMT more rice ahead of severe El Nino

CORN

- Mexico and Egypt are seeking corn

- USDA attaché in Ukraine forecasts Ukraine's 2015/16 corn crop at 21.1 MMT (25 MMT USDA's official estimate) vs. 28.5 MMT in 2014/15; exports at 12.5 MMT (17 MMT USDA's official) vs. 19.4 MMT in 2014/15 (19.8 MMT USDA's official)

- USDA attaché in India estimated India's 2015/16 corn crop at 22.5 MMT (23 MMT USDA's official estimate) vs. 23.67 MMT in 2014/15; exports at 2 MMT vs. 1.1 MMT in 2014/15

- SovEcon raised its forecast of Russia's 2015 corn crop by 0.3 MMT to 12.1 MMT, while cut its barley forecast by 0.1 MMT to 17.4 MMT

SOY

- Morocco seeks soymeal for Dec-Jan shipment

- China soybean import rose 44.3% from a year ago to 7.26 MMT in September. For the first nine months, soybean imports rose 13% to 59.65 MMT, a record high for the period. Imports in the 2014/15 (Oct-Sept) totaled a record high of 78.3 MMT, up 11.3% from 70.36 MMT in 2013/14

- AgRural forecasts Brazil's 2015/16 soybean crop at 98.9 MMT; Conab – 100.1-101.9 MMT; USDA – 100 MMT

- Oil World said that soy oil exports from the US, Brazil and Argentina were a record 2.9 MMT in July-Sep, up 62% from a year ago

- Indonesia Palm Oil Association said Indonesia exported 2.34 MMT of palm oil in September vs. 2.1 MMT in August