WHEAT

- Jordan seeks 100 KMT of wheat for Apr-May shipment. The deadline for bids is Oct 28

- Oct 23 - Japan seeks 109,715 tons of food wheat for Nov – Dec shipment

- Oct 23 - Algeria OAIC seeks a nominal 50 KMT of optional-origin durum wheat for Feb shipment

- Oct 21 - Egypt GASC bought 180 KMT of French, Russian, Romanian wheat for shipment November 21-30:

  • 60 KMT of French wheat from Soufflet at 252.67 $/t c&f
  • 60 KMT of Russian wheat from Olam at 256.43 $/t c&f
  • 60 KMT of Romanian wheat from Nidera at 258.62 $/t c&f

- Private Egyptian buyers in the past week purchased about 12,000 tons of Black Sea wheat at 241 $/t c&f for Nov shipment

- Oct 17 - Tunisia bought 151 KMT of optional-origin durum wheat at 524-547 $/t c&f for Dec-May shipment

- Oct 15 - Turkey TMO bought 200 KMT of milling wheat at 262-268 $/t c&f for Oct-Nov shipment

- Oct 16 - Japan bought 117,056 tons of food wheat for Nov – Dec shipment:

  • 15,455 tons of western white US wheat
  • 14,450 tons of hard red winter US wheat
  • 35,660 tons of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 30,386 tons of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 21,105 tons of Australian standard white wheat

- Morocco bought 176 KMT of soft wheat in the local market

- Kazakhstan's grain exports fell to 1.81 MMT between July 1 and Oct 20, 2014 from 2.25 MMT in the same period a year earlier

- Oct 22 - Russia bought 15,795 tons of intervention grains making the total bought since Sept 30th at 177,235 tons

- Syria plans to import 1 MMT of wheat as loss of government control over large swathes of farmland and a poor harvest have cut domestic purchases by half

- Informa Economics lowers 2015 U.S. all-wheat planted acreage estimate to 56.4 million from previous 57.0

- China maintains minimum wheat purchase price at 2,360 yuan/t (~$385) for 2015, unchanged from the previous year

- Rosario grains exchange forecasts Argentina's 2014-15 wheat crops at 12.0 MMT vs. 9.5 MMT in 2013-14

- Ukrainian grain stocks totalled 23.4 MMT as of October 1, up 26% from the same date a year earlier

CORN

- Oct 22 - Taiwan MFIG bought 60 KMT of Brazilian corn for Dec shipment

- Oct 17 - South Korea KOCOPIA bought about 55 KMT of corn from USA, South America or Europe at 219 $/t c&f, including a surcharge for additional port unloading, for arrival by March 5

- Oct 17 - USDA announced 126 KMT of corn to unknown destinations for 2014/15 shipment

- Oct 16 - USDA announced 120 KMT of corn to unknown destinations for 2014/15 shipment

- Japan's use of corn in animal feed rose to 45% in August from 41.8% a year earlier

- Iran bought 95,000 to 120,000 tons of corn in the past few weeks for Oct-Dec shipment

- Informa Economics raises 2015 U.S. corn planted acreage estimate to 87.8 million from previous 87.275

- Strategie Grains raised its estimate of EU’s 2014 corn crop to 73.3 MMT from 71.3 MMT a month ago and vs. 64.2 MMT last year

- Rosario exchange left its Argentina’s 2014/15 corn area forecast unchanged at 3.7 million hectares, 16% lower than the previous season

BARLEY

- Jordan seeks 100 KMT of feed barley for Apr-May shipment. The deadline for bids is Oct 29

- Oct 22 - Japan receives no offers for regular feed-wheat, barley tender

SOYBEAN

- Oct 22 - USDA announced 419 KMT of U.S. soybeans to China and 113 KMT of soybeans to unknown destinations for 2014/15 shipment

- Informa Economics raises 2015 U.S. soybean planted acreage estimate to 88.5 million from previous 87.652

- Rosario grains exchange forecasts Argentina’s 2014/15 soybean planted area at 20.6-20.9 million hectares vs. 20.2 million ha in the previous season

PALM OIL

- Indonesia's September palm oil exports fall to 1.7 MMT vs. 1.72 MMT in August and vs. 1.64 MMT year ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia’s Oct 1-20th palm oil exports at 884,628 tons down 11,4% from a month ago

OTHERS

- Thailand offers to sell 207,899 tons of rice from state stockpiles. The tender for sale will open on Oct. 28

- South Korea seeks 13,052 tons of rice for January shipment

- Egypt's government has approved plans to allow rice exports

- Strategie Grains expects the area sown with rapeseed in the EU for harvest in 2015 to fall around 3% from a year ago due to a sharp drop in profitability

- UK rapeseed production in 2014 rose 17% to 2.5 MMT

- Iraq seeks at least 10,000 tons of sunflower oil