WHEAT

- Feb 12 - Egypt's GASC seeks an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for Mar 10-20 shipment

- Bunge Ltd is seeking to complete the delivery of a rejected cargo of French wheat to Egypt through legal action against the country's state grain buyer

- Russian Ag Min suggests keeping export duty for wheat as mechanism for regulating market, but bringing it near or at zero

- Indian Roller Flour Millers Association calls for import tax on wheat to drop to 10% from the current 25% after the second straight year of lower wheat production

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended February 4 of 299,300 MT, incl. 263,300 MT for 2015/16 were within trade expectations (150-350 TMT). Total current marketing-year US wheat export sales are 18% behind the same point last year

- EU in week ended February 9 granted licenses to export 589 TMT of soft wheat, bringing the total this season to 16.22 MMT vs. 18.37 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended February 5 awarded licenses to import 120,397 MT of Ukrainian wheat under an annual duty-free quota. The award meant that the EU had now awarded 518,971 MT or 54.6% out of a total volume of 950,000 MT available in 2016

- Britain was a net exporter of wheat in December, third consecutive month in 2015/16, with export totaled 250,781 MT, up from 200,859 MT in November and the highest monthly total since the 2015/16 season began last July. Top customers included Spain (110,756 MT), Algeria (49,250 MT), the Netherlands (29,557 MT) and Tunisia (26,250 MT). Cumulative UK's wheat exports for 2015/16 climbed to 987,821 MT compare to 938,155 MT in Jul-Dec 2014/15, and now ahead imports for the season to date

- UK imported 223,763 MT of wheat in December, up from 114,153 MT in November and the highest monthly total since the 2015/16, including 85,882 MT from Sweden, 47,110 MT from Canada, 31,795 MT from Germany and 24,089 MT from the US. Britain's Jul-Dec wheat imports totaled 932,647 MT vs. 958,910 MT a year ago

CORN

- Feb 23 - Morocco's ONICL seeks 132,500 MT of barley from the local market. The barley, which could be imported or come from the local harvest, will be redistributed as a subsidized grain

- Feb 11 - USDA announced export sales of 152,400 MT of US corn for delivery to unknown destinations during 2015/16

- Feb 11 - Jordan has made no purchase in an international tender to buy 100,000 MT of feed barley for May-June shipment

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Feb 4 of 346,100 MT, incl. 405,000 MT for 2015/16 were well below market forecasts ranging from 800 to 1100 TMT. Total current marketing-year US corn export sales are 26% behind the same point last year

- EU in week ended Feb 9 awarded 182 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 8.881 MMT vs. 5.358 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended Feb 9 granted licenses to export 22 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 1.0 MMT vs. 1.739 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended Feb 9 granted licenses to export 103 TMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 6.38 MMT vs. 5.404 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended Feb 5 awarded licenses to import 136 MT of Ukrainian barley under an annual duty-free quota, bringing the total to 3,926 MT or 1.6% out of a total volume of 250,000 MT available in 2016

- USDA attaché in China estimates total 2015/16 ending grain stocks at 258 MMT, following record corn, wheat, and rice crops in 2015, that would make up roughly half of global reserves

- The Crop Estimates Committee (CEC) said in its final figures South Africa's 2015 maize output fell to its lowest level in eight years to 9.955 MMT compared with 14.25 MMT a year earlier

- CEC raised its estimate of S. Africa's 2015 sorghum crop to 120,500 MT from previous forecast of 116,500 MT, but it is just half of 265,000 MT in 2014

- UK exported 221,695 MT of barley in December, up from 140,286 MT in November and the highest monthly figure since the August 2002. Top customers included UAE (66,000 MT), the Netherlands (26,983 MT), Tunisia (26,253 MT) and Algeria (25,000 MT). Cumulative barley exports for 2015/16 climbed to 869,905 MT compare to 749,502 MT in Jul-Dec 2014/15

SOYBEAN

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended Feb 4 of 601,000 MT, incl. 666,800 MT for 2015/16 topped the high end of trade expectations ranging from 300,000 to 600,000 MT. Total current marketing-year US soybean export sales are 11% behind the same point last year

- A recent rise in crude palmoil prices is expected to trigger a resumption of Malaysia's palm oil export tax in March

- CEC estimated the 2015 final soybean crop at 1,070 MMT, the highest crop ever produced in South Africa

- CEC raised its estimate of S. Africa's 2015 sunflower crop to 663,000 MT from previous forecast of 660,900 MT, but down from 832,000 MT in 2014

- Bunge Ltd expects a challenging year in 2016, as the global grain trader reported a lower-than-expected quarterly profit