- Oct 29 - Egypt's GASC seeks cargos of 55-60 TMT of optional origin wheat for Dec 1-10 shipment

- Oct 29 - Algeria's OAIC seeks at least 50,000 MT of optional origin durum wheat for Dec-Jan shipment

- Oct 28 - Iraq again extended its tender for hard milling wheat with offers now remaining valid until November 4

- Ethiopia's 1 MMT wheat tender, which closed on Friday, Oct 23, with the lowest offer 233.26 $/mt c&f free out Djibouti, is still being negotiated, as Ethiopia attempts to encourage other traders to match the lowest offer

- Oct 28 - Jordan has made no purchase in its tender for 100,000 MT of hard milling wheat

- Algerian customs data showed cumulative grain imports at 9.92 MMT over the first nine months of 2015 (Jan-Sept), up 7.6% from last year's pace, incl.:

  • 4.95 MMT of soft wheat, up 21%
  • 1.22 MMT of durum wheat, down 20.8%
  • 3.14 MMT of corn, up 1.6%
  • 611,922 MT of barley, up 25.8%

- USDA attaché in Australia estimated the country's 2015/16 wheat harvest at 24 MMT, below USDA's official estimate of 27 MMT

- Rusagrotrans estimates total Russian grain exports this month at 3.5 MMT, up marginally from 3.42 MMT a year ago; and forecasts November exports at 3.2 MMT versus 2.98 MMT in Nov 2014

- Russian Ag Min will consider canceling or changing the wheat export tax when foreign exchange rate stabilizes

- Solaris Commodities said that they expect wheat production in Russia next year to not be as generous as in 2014 and 2015, and maybe come in at around 55 MMT


- Mexico bought Brazilian corn for Feb-March shipment

- Brazil's grain exports could triple in November from a year earlier as a weaker Brazilian currency makes the country's exports more competitive, shipping lineup data showed, with corn in particular in high demand after a record harvest

- The surprisingly strong showing by Argentina's opposition presidential candidate Mauricio Macri last weekend could prompt higher than expected corn exports at a time when US farmers are already nervous about their competitiveness. Macri says he would scrap corn and wheat export curbs and eliminate export taxes on both crops

- Oct 28 - European Parliament rejected a draft law that would have allowed member states to ban the use of EU-approved genetically modified food and feed on their territory

- US Ethanol production for the week ended Oct 23 decreased by 7,000 barrels to 944,000 barrels per day, it is up 0.7% from last year's level (937,000 bpd). Stocks fell by 599,000 barrels to 18.273 million barrels, but up 7.2% vs. 17.039 million barrels a year ago


- France bought 40,000 MT of Argentine soymeal for March

- Italy bought 45,000 MT of Argentine soymeal for new crop

- Poland bought Argentine soymeal for 2016

- Mexico seeks soymeal for January

- China has been buying US soybeans recently. However, global demand is expected to shift to South America when Brazil and Argentina harvest their crops early next year

- Rain showers in Brazil will help farmers move forward with planting a soybean crop that is expected to reach a record 100 MMT

- Traders say Australia is not planning 2015/16 canola exports as crop will just meet domestic needs