WHEAT

- Iraq seeks at least 50,000 tons of wheat for December shipment. The tender closes on Nov 2

- Bangladesh to buy 250 KMT of wheat from Ukraine at 297.5 $/t CIF in a government-to-government deal

- Oct 28 - Jordan canceled tender to buy 100 KMT of optional origin hard milling wheat. Jordan issued a new tender to buy 100 KMT of hard milling wheat optional origin for Apr-May shipment. The new tender closes on Nov 5

- Oct 28 - Taiwan bought 41,250 tons of US milling wheat for Dec-Jan shipment

- Oct 23 - Algeria bought 300 KMT of optional origin durum wheat for Feb-March shipment

- Turkey bought 3,000 tons of Russian origin wheat at 240 $/t c&f Marmara for November shipment

- Israel bought 5,000 tons of Ukraine wheat at 246 $/t c&f for November shipment

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

  • 24,620 tons of western white US wheat
  • 30,830 tons of HRW US wheat
  • 32,795 tons of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 21,470 tons of Australian white wheat

- About 25,000 tons of UK feed wheat moving into US east coast

- Kazakhstan expects to harvest around 15.5 MMT of grain by clean weight this year

- Oct 29 - Russia bought 17,955 tons of intervention grains making the total bought since Sept 30th at 215,170 tons

- SovEcon estimated Russia's 2015 wheat crop at below 50.0 MMT due to dry weather

- SovEcon estimated Russia's 2015 grain crop at below 90.0 MMT due to dry weather

- SovEcon estimated Russia's October grain exports at 3.5 MMT vs. September exports of 3.8 MMT

- Russia Ag Min said Russia has exported 14.028 MMT of grain between July 1 – Oct 22 up 33.3% from a year ago

- Argentine Ag Ministry estimated Argentina's 2014/15 wheat planting area at 4.6 MH vs. previous estimate of 4.5 MH

- Argentina government approves additional 400,000 tons of 2013/14 wheat exports

- FranceAgriMer estimated French farmers had sown 55% of the soft wheat area for next year's harvest by October 20 vs. 51% year ago

- Rabobank estimated Australia's 2014/15 wheat crop at 23.0 MMT vs. previous estimate of 23.5 MMT. Some analysts estimating Australia's 2014/15 wheat crop at 22.0-23.0 MMT vs. official estimate of 24.23 MMT in September

- CEC estimated South Africa's 2014 wheat crop at 1.78 MMT vs. previous estimate of 1.79 MMT

CORN

- Oct 24 - USDA announced 101.6 KMT of corn to unknown destinations for 2014/15 shipment

- Turkey bought 5,000 tons of Russian origin corn at 190 $/t c&f Marmara for November shipment

- Argentine Ag Ministry estimated Argentina's 2014/15 corn planting area at 5.5 MH vs. previous estimate of 5.6 MH

- Argentina government approves additional 500,000 tons of 2013/14 corn exports

- FranceAgriMer estimated French farmers harvested 38% of corn area by October 20 vs. 14% year ago

- MARS estimated 2014 EU corn yield at 7.59 TPH vs. 6.75 TPH a year ago

- CEC estimated South Africa's 2015 corn area at 2.6 MH vs. 2014 area of 2.5 MH

BARLEY

- Iran bought 60,000 tons of Black Sea origin barley for November shipment

- Oct 29 - Jordan bought 100 KMT of feed barley at 239.95 $/t c&f for Apr-May shipment

- Oct 29 - Japan bought 16,600 tons of feed barley and feed wheat (15,300 tons barley, 1,300 tons wheat) via SBS-tender

SOYBEAN

- Oct 27 - USDA announced 230.5 KMT of U.S. soybeans for 2014/15 shipment:

  • 120 KMT to China
  • 110.5 KMT to unknown destinations

- Oct 23 - USDA announced 118 KMT of U.S. soybeans to China for 2014/15 shipment

- Tunisia seeks 12,000 tons of soymeal for Jan shipment

- Pakistan bought 80,000 tons of meal from Brazil for April – May shipment over the past 2 weeks

- Argentine Ag Ministry estimated Argentina's 2014/15 soybean planting area at 20.3 MH vs. 19.8 MH a year ago

- Argentina September bean crush at 3.344 MMT down 6.6% from a year ago. Argentina Jan- September bean crush at 29.095 MMT up 7.8% from a year ago

- Abiove estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean crop at 91.0 MMT unchanged from previous estimate

- AgRural said on Friday that 16% of the Brazilian soybean crop has been planted vs. 10% a week ago and vs. 34% a year ago

OTHERS

- Egypt FIHC seeks 120 KMT of soybean oil, 120 KMT of sunflower oil for Jan-April shipment. The deadline for bids is Nov 6

- Bangladesh will export 50,000 tons of rice to Sri Lanka for the first time under a government-to-government deal at 450 $/t CIF

- Food Corporation of India (FCI) is planning to import 10,000 tons of rice from Myanmar every month for a period of five months

- Vietnam's Jan-Oct rice exports seen down 3.9% y/y to 5.6 MMT

- Argentina September sunseed crush at 118,398 tons down 37.8% from a year ago. Argentina Jan- September sunseed crush at 1.798 MMT down 19.8% from a year ago

- India is considering raising import duties on edible oils

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's Oct 1-25th palm oil exports at 1,136,943 tons down 11,7% from a month ago