WHEAT

- Jun 28 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat

- Jun 23 - Japan seeks 119,988 MT of food wheat for July 21-August 20 shipment:

  • 6,735 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 23,340 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 29,075 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 31,438 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat;
  • 29,400 MT of Australian standard white wheat for October shipment

- Jun 22 - 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 June 29

- Jun 21 - Algeria's OAIC bought 450,000-500,000 MT of optional origin milling wheat (most likely from Baltic countries) at 199-200 $/mt c&f for September shipment

- Jun 21 - Jordan cancelled tender to buy 100,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat

- Taiwan feed importers, squeezed by disrupted Argentine shipments, bought 1,000 MT of feed wheat from Moldavia at around 193 $/mt c&f to be shipped in containers for July-first half August shipment

- Indonesia importers buying container Ukrainian wheat with 12.5% protein at around 220 $/mt c&f for July-Aug shipment

- Egypt's prime minister said that authorities would allow wheat shipments with up to 0.05% levels of ergot fungus

- Jun 22 - China auctioned 3,714 MT of 2013 imported soft red winter wheat from state reserves, or 9.2% of the offered amount, at an average price of 2,509 RMB/mt (380.6 $/mt)

- Some analysts says that rains and disease issues may cut China's wheat output to a five-year low of 107 MMT in 2016/17 vs. 130 MMT last year

- Kazakh Ag Min said Kazakhstan exported 8.15 MMT of grain between July 1-Jun 20, 2015/16 vs. 6.444 MMT a year ago, incl. flour – 2.845 MMT in wheat equivalent vs. 2.392 MT in the same period of 2014/15

- Agritel after recent crop tour raised its forecast of Ukraine's 2016 wheat crop to 23 MMT, up 1.1 MMT from previous forecast at the end of May

- Russian Ag Min estimated spring wheat planting 103.3% (or 13.6 mln ha) done as of June 21 vs. 13.4 mln ha a year ago

- Jun 30 - Mauritius seeks up to 6,000 MT of optional-origin white rice for July 1-Sept 30 delivery. Tender deadline is June 30 with offers remaining valid until Aug 15

- Jun 28 - Iraq's state grains buyer seeks at least 30,000 MT of rice. Tender deadline is June 28 with offers remaining valid until July 3

- Iraq's state grains buyer purchased 80,000 MT of Indian rice at 431 $/mt c&f free out in two equal consignments from Olam and Amir Chand in a tender which closed on June 8 which saw negotiations continue to around June 17

CORN

- Jun 23 - Taiwan's MFIG group seeks up to 65,000 MT of Brazil or US origin corn for Sep 6-Oct 10 shipment

- Jun 22 - UAE seeks 20,000 MT of corn for August 5 arrival. Tender deadline is June 22 with offers remaining valid until June 23

- Jun 22 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) seeks 385,000-490,000 MT of yellow corn for Sep 25-Nov 25 arrival

- Jun 22 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 55,000 MT of corn at 209.50 $/mt c&f for Sep 10 arrival

- Jun 21 - South Korea's KFA (Korea Feed Association) bought 126,000 MT of optional origin corn:

  • 61,000 MT of corn from the US or South America at 214.50 $/mt c&f plus 1.0 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Oct 25 arrival
  • 65,000 MT of corn from the US, South America or Eastern Europe at 210.87 $/mt c&f plus 1.0 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Nov 20 arrival

- Jun 21 - South Korea's KOCOPIA rejected all offers in tender to buy 55,000 MT of corn for Sep 10 arrival, citing on too high prices. The lowest offer was 215.50 $/mt c&f

- Jun 21 - India's PEC received offers from only one firm in corn import tender for 50,000 MT. The offers ranging from 254.55 $/mt c&f (Adani Tuna terminal in the port of Kandla) to 255.30 $/mt c&f (other terminals in Kandla) were made for 48,000 MT. India is likely to scrap its tender due to the high prices

- India is considering importing an extra 500,000 MT of duty-free corn in 2016/17 to overcome a shortage

- Jun 22 - China sold 1.18 MMT of corn from state reserves, or 46.9% of the offered amount, at an average price of 1,581 RMB/mt (240.4 $/mt)

- Jun 21 - Argentina grants export licenses for 40,500 MT of corn

- Safras & Mercado estimated Brazil second corn crop harvest at 8% complete vs. 5.6% last week and compared to 1.9% last year on this date

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier lowered his US corn yield projection by 1 bushel per acre (bpa) from last week to 165 bpa, resulting in a 13.99-billion-bu crop (14.08 billion bu last week)

- Ukraine's Ag Min estimated corn planting 99% (or 4.426 mln ha) done as of June 21

- Russian Ag Min estimated spring barley planting 96.5% (or 7.8 mln ha) done as of June 21 vs. 8.3 mln ha a year ago

- Russian farmers planted 2.8 mln ha of maize or 93.8% of planned area as of June 21 vs. 2.7 mln ha a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Jun 21 - USDA announced export sales of 132,000 MT of US soybeans to China for delivery during 2016/17

- Jun 21 - USDA announced export sales of 126,000 MT of US soybeans to unknown destinations for delivery during 2015/16 (66 TMT) and 2016/17 (60 TMT)

- Jun 21 - USDA announced export sales of 40,000 MT of US soybean oil to China for delivery during 2015/16

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his projection for US 2016 soybean crop unchanged from prior week at 3.9-billion bu

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 5.617 mln ha of sunflower or 107% of planned area as of June 21

- Ukraine's Ag Min estimated soybean planting 93% (or 1.873 mln ha) done as of June 21

- Russian farmers have sown 7 mln ha of sunflower or 101.7% of planned area as of June 21 vs. 6.8 mln ha a year ago

- Russian farmers planted 2 mln ha of soybeans or 91.2% of planned area as of June 21 compared to 2 mln ha a year ago