- Dec 15 - Jordan again retenders for 100,000 MT of wheat for Apr shipment

- Dec 9 - Algeria's state grains agency seeks optional-origin milling wheat for Feb-Mar shipment

- Dec 8 - Bangladesh received the lowest offer of 233.96 $/mt CIF from Phoenix Commodities in a tender to import 50,000 MT of wheat. Five trading firms competed for the tender, which opened on Tuesday, Dec 8, with validity of the offers up to Dec 20, and the wheat is to be shipped in 40 days after singing the deal

- Dec 8 - Jordan cancelled a tender to buy 100,000 MT of wheat for Apr shipment

- Today, Dec 9, USDA will publish updated US/world S&Ds

- Dec 9 - Russia bought 69,660 MT of intervention grain (all wheat) via tender on the NTB (Moscow Exchange). Making the total bought since Aug 20 at 1,141,695 MT of Russian grain (1,108,350 MT of wheat, 12,825 MT of rye and 20,520 MT of barley)

- French soft wheat exports outside the EU slowed in October to 581,621 MT, down nearly 100,000 MT from September. France's total soft wheat exports in Jul-Oct 2015 stand at 4.9 MMT, down 13% from year-ago, incl. shipments outside the bloc of 2.7 MMT, down 1% versus the same point last year


- Dec 9 - Japan received no offers for 120,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley in a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction. New SBS tender for the same amounts for each grain will be held on Dec 16

- China plans to bring forward annual corn sales despite a saturated domestic market and some warehouses may be forced to offload inferior corn in an effort to clear a mounting stockpile. China Grain Reserves Corp (Sinograin) may start releasing old stocks before April, four months earlier than usual

- Brazil exported a record 4.9 MMT of corn in November, according to the Brazilian Cereal Exporters Association. Brazilian corn shipments are expected to climb 10% in December, despite persistent rains that have slowed loading at southern ports

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his Brazilian and Argentine 2015/16 corn crop estimates unchanged at 81.2 MMT (85.4 MMT in 2014/15) and 21.6 MMT (25.5 MMT in 2014/15), respectively

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his estimate of South America's 2015/16 corn crop at 107.1 MMT unchanged from previous estimate and vs. 115.1 MMT in 2014/15

- South Africa in worst-case needs to import as much as 4 MMT of maize after successive seasons of drought

- France's Jul-Oct 2015 corn exports totaled around 2.2 MMT, down 4% from year-ago

- France's Jul-Oct 2015 barley exports totaled 3.2 MMT, up 45% from year-ago, incl. shipments outside the EU of 2.3 MMT (+95%) and within EU of 863,564 MT (-19%)


- China imported 7.39 MMT of soybeans in November, up 33.6% from 5.53 MMT in October and 22.6% increase from year-ago. China imported 72.57 MMT of soybeans from January to November, a 15.42% increase over year-ago. Some analysts forecast December imports at 8.6 MMT

- China's edible oil imports in November reached nearly 580,000 MT up 21.0% over the previous month and 45% increase from year-ago. January through November imports totaled 6.0 MMT, up 1.3% from the year ago period

- China will restart its regular weekly sales of rapeseed oil from state reserves by offering 63,800 MT on Friday. The government is still sitting on about 5.8 MMT of rapeseed oil stocks, including 400,000 MT stored in 2009 and 800,000 MT stored in 2010

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his Argentine 2015/16 soybean production estimate unchanged at 58 MMT (60.8 MMT in 2014/15), but cut his Brazilian soybean crop forecast by 1 MMT to 99 MMT (96.2MMT in 2014/15)

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier trimmed his estimate of South America's 2015/16 soybean crop by 1 MMT to 172.3 MMT, but still up vs. 171.5 MMT in 2014/15