WHEAT

- Oct 22 - Japan seeks 134,352 MT of food wheat for Nov-Jan shipment:

  • 31,800 MT of western white US wheat
  • 31,180 MT of hard red winter US wheat
  • 36,460 MT of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 34,912 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Oct 20 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin hard wheat

- Oct 19 - Jordan sold 50,000 MT of Polish wheat at 150 $/mt free-on-truck (FOT). The wheat was purchased by Sarles company

- India has raised the import tax on wheat to 25% from 15%, to curb cheaper imports from Australia and France. The duty will remain applicable until March 31, 2016

- ABARES said Australia's 2015/16 wheat crop will be lower than previously expected at around 24 MMT (25.3 MMT in Sept)

- USDA said 76% of the US winter wheat is planted as of October 18, in line with market expectations (77% average, 74-80% range), slightly up from 75% last year and slightly down from the 5-year average pace of 77%

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending October 15, recorded 205,458 MT, well below analysts' estimates (300-500 TMT)

- The CME Group Inc plans to raise transaction fees on a host of products starting Jan 1, 2016, pending regulatory approval

- Philippines could be forced to import more rice after Typhoon Koppu hit major grain producing regions over the weekend causing significant losses. Official preliminary estimates on losses stood at around 412,000 MT of paddy rice

- UN said Myanmar needs urgent help with livestock and rice losses after floods

CORN

- Oct 27 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin barley

- Mexico, Japan and Egypt are seeking corn

- USDA estimated 68% US corn crop rated good to excellent as of Oct 18, unchanged from a week ago, and vs. last year's 74%. As of Sunday, 59% of the US's crop was harvested, which compares to 30% last year and the five-year average of 54%. Traders expected corn harvest 57-60% (59% average) complete

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Oct 15, reported 459,812 MT, below analysts' expectations (500-700 TMT)

- Ukraine's Ag Min said that corn harvest is likely to fall to 22.9 MMT this year from 28.5 MMT in 2014 due to poor weather this summer and autumn

- China did not sell any corn at last week's auctions. They offered a total of 5.4 MMT of corn from reserves on Thursday and Friday

SOYBEAN

- Oct 19 - USDA announced export sales of 238,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2015/16

- Mexico seeks soybeans

- Thailand seeks soymeal for January shipment

- Indonesia canceled tender for soymeal for December shipment

- USDA said that 77% of the US soybean crop was harvested as of Oct 18, in line with market forecasts (79% average, 75-81%), but ahead of last year's pace of 51% and the five-year average of 68%

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Oct 15, reported 2,364,665 MT, topping a range of trade forecasts (1.2-1.8 MMT)

- Buenos Aires Grains Exchange said in its first estimate that Argentine farmers are expected to plant 19.8 million hectares with soy in the 2015/16 season, 1% less than in the previous crop year

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's October 1-20 palm oil exports at 929,837 MT down 12.9% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's October 1-20 palm oil exports at 941,134 MT down 11.8% from a month ago