WHEAT

- Apr 14 - Japan seeks 127,620 MT of food wheat for May 21-June 20 shipment:

  • 22,182 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 12,560 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 35,920 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 34,708 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat;
  • 22,250 MT of Australian standard white wheat for August shipment

- Apr 13 - Tunisia seeks 159,000 MT of optional origin soft milling wheat

- Apr 12 - Egypt's GASC seeks an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for May 21-31 shipment. They have got offers, $/mt fob:

  • Venus: 55,000 MT of Ukraine wheat at 180.41 $/mt fob Nikolaev
  • Soufflet: 60,000 MT of French wheat at 184.74 $/mt fob from two ports
  • Ameropa: 60,000 MT of Romanian wheat at 185.77 $/mt fob Constanta
  • Ameropa: 60,000 MT of Romanian wheat at 186.77 $/mt fob Constanta
  • ADM: 60,000 MT of Russian wheat at 191.85 $/mt fob Novorossiysk
  • Union Co.: 60,000 MT of Russian wheat at 194.40 $/mt fob Novorossiysk
  • Union Co.: 60,000 MT of Russian wheat at 195.60 $/mt fob Novorossiysk

- Apr 12 - Jordan has made no purchase in an international tender to buy 100,000 MT of hard milling wheat

- Apr 11 - Argentina grants export licenses for 103,640 MT of feed and milling wheat

- Russia's Ag Min says it is completing the current programme of grain buying on the domestic market

- Kazakh Ag Min said Kazakhstan exported 6.614 MMT of grain between July 1-April 10, 2015/16 vs. 5.03 MMT a year ago, incl. flour – 2.227 MMT in wheat equivalent vs. 1.903 MT in the same period of 2014/15

- France's farm ministry put the soft wheat sowing area for this year's harvest at 5.242 million hectares, which is the largest since 1935, and 1.2% higher than in 2015 and 4.7% above the average of the past five years

- USDA estimated 56% of the US winter wheat crop good to excellent (G/E) compared to 59% a week ago and 42% a year-ago. It is below analysts' estimates for 59% G/E (range 55-61%)

- USDA estimated US spring wheat planting 13% complete as of April 10, compared to 14% last year and a 10% five-year average

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending April 7, recorded 339,226 MT, within the market forecasts (250-380 TMT). Inspections for 2015/16 are running 12.6% behind year-ago

- CME Group Inc will list three new contract months in its Black Sea wheat futures market (July, September and December 2016) and will remove Crimea's Port of Sevastopol as a delivery location, as the US exchange operator faces a potential challenge from European rival Euronext NV

- Britain was a net exporter of wheat in February, fifth consecutive month in 2015/16, with export totaled 297,699 MT, down from 309,640 MT in January. Top customers included Spain (152,715 MT), Algeria (45,000 MT), Portugal (31,469 MT) and Japan (26,230 MT). Cumulative UK's wheat exports for 2015/16 climbed to 1.599 MMT compare to 1.343 MMT in Jul-Feb 2014/15

- UK imported 86,761 MT of wheat in February, up from 82,319 MT in January, including 22,000 MT from Finland and 19,668 MT from Germany. Britain's Jul-Feb wheat imports totaled 1.102 MMT vs. 1.145 MMT a year ago

- India's private weather and official forecasters say monsoon rains this year likely to be above a long-term average, breaking two straight years of drought that cut farm output

CORN

- Apr 13 - Tunisia seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin feed barley

- Apr 11 - Argentina grants export licenses for 60,000 MT of corn and 50,500 MT of barley

- USDA said the US corn crop 4% planted as of Apr 10 vs. 1% a year ago and vs. 4% on average, ahead of analyst expectations for 2% planted (range 2-4%)

- USDA estimated US sorghum planting 15% complete as of April 10, compared to 14% last year and a 17% five-year average

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Apr 7, reported 1,121,902 MT, topped the market expectations (775-975 TMT). Inspections for 2015/16 are running 14.1% behind year-ago

- France's farm ministry projected higher barley sowings this year, pegging the total area at 1.806 mln ha, up 2.3% from 2015 and 7.6% above five-year average

- UK imported 99,042 MT of corn in February, down from 188,116 MT in January, including 51,017 MT from France and 27,171 MT from Romania. Britain's Jul-Feb corn imports totaled 1.256 MMT vs. 1.304 MMT a year ago

- UK exported 214,757 MT of barley in February, up from 166,340 MT in January. Top customers included Tunisia (52,500 MT); Spain (51,718 MT); Portugal (32,587 MT); Algeria (25,250 MT) and Japan (22,360 MT). Cumulative barley exports for 2015/16 climbed to 1.251 MMT compare to 978,294 MT in Jul-Feb 2014/15

SOYBEAN

- Apr 11 - Argentina grants export licenses for 1,108,300 MT of soybeans and 1,378,700 MT of soymeal

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Apr 7, reported 386,768 MT, above the trade forecasts that ranged from 100,000 to 300,000 MT. Inspections for the 2015/16 marketing year are running 7.3% behind year-ago

- AgRural lowered its estimate of the Brazilian soybean crop to 97.6 MMT from 99 MMT previously

- AgRural reports Brazilian soybean harvest is 85% done as of Apr 8 vs. 84% a year ago and the 5-year average of 80%

- Safras&Mercado says the Brazilian soybean harvest is 83% done versus 81% average

- China is looking to boost its soy output by nearly 60% to 19 MMT by 2020 compared with 12 MMT in 2015 with total soy planting area of 9.33 million hectares (23.05 million acres) by 2020, up 40% from 2015

- France's farm ministry estimated the total rapeseed area at 1.50 mln ha, up 1.0% from 2015 but 1.2% below the average of the past five years