WHEAT

- Aug 16 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat

- Aug 9 - Jordan cancelled tender to buy 100,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat

- Aug 9 - China sold only 2,909 MT of wheat out of 2,500,849 MT reserve wheat offered at auction

- China has procured 43.5 MMT of reserve wheat by July 25, down 3.1% from last year

- Australian wheat exports will hit 1.4 MMT in August, port shipping data shows, a rise of nearly 30% from July and the largest business month since December 2015, on the back of low prices and increasing demand from regional millers

- InVivo forecasts 2016/17 French wheat exports outside the EU at 4.8 MMT (12.5 MMT in 2015/16) and within the EU at 6.7 MMT (7.5 MMT last year)

- UK wheat exports fell in June to 276,120 MT, down from 348,288 MT in May but up 291% from a year-ago, including 108,974 MT to Spain, 52,101 MT to Indonesia, 38,847 MT to Portugal and 30,388 MT to Japan. Cumulative exports for the whole season 2015/16, which started on July 1, 2015, totalled 2.849 MMT, up from 1.948 MMT in 2014/15 and the highest since 2008/09

- UK imported 114,803 MT of wheat in June, down from 121,771 MT in May and down 22% from a year-ago, including 30,195 MT from Canada, 26,906 MT from Denmark and 22,672 MT from Germany. Britain's 2015/16 wheat imports totalled 1.504 MMT vs. 1.677 MMT a year ago

- Algeria's grain imports reached 7.53 MMT in the first half of 2016, up 8.6% from a year earlier due to higher purchases of barley, wheat and corn. Soft wheat imports rose 6.1% to 3.62 MMT, while durum wheat purchases were up 2.1% to 990,004 MT

- Conab trimmed its Brazil's 2015/16 wheat crop estimate from 6.28 to 6.20 MMT (5.53 MMT in 2014/15)

- Russian farmers harvested 46.75 MMT of wheat from 43.6% of the planned area as of August 9, up from 38.08 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 3.87 mt/ha up from 3.36 mt/ha a year ago

- Kazakh farmers harvested 1.59 MMT of all grains as of August 10, up from 1.29 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.17 mt/ha up from 1.72 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 25.66 MMT of wheat from 97% of the planned area as of August 9, slightly down from 25.77 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 4.25 mt/ha up from 3.9 mt/ha a year ago

CORN

- Aug 17 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin feed barley

- Aug 10 - Jordan cancelled tender to buy 100,000 MT of optional origin feed barley

- Aug 10 - USDA announced export sales of 143,650 MT of US corn to Mexico for delivery during 2016/17

- Aug 10 - Taiwan Sugar Corp bought 20,000 MT of US corn at 206.5 $/mt for January shipment

- Aug 10 - Japan bought 2,890 MT of feed grain (90 MT of wheat and 2,800 MT of barley) for January 31 arrival via SBS-tender. New SBS tender for 120,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley will be held on August 24

- Aug 9 - Argentina grants export licenses for 127,000 MT of corn

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his projection for US 2016 corn crop unchanged from prior week at 14.61-billion bu

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his estimate of South America's 2015/16 corn crop unchanged this week at 97.3 MMT (116.2 MMT in 2014/15), incl. 66 MMT (85 MMT in 2014/15) in Brazil and 27 MMT (27 MMT in 2014/15) in Argentina

- Conab cut its Brazil's 2015/16 corn crop estimate to 68.48 MMT from its July projection of 69.14 MMT with second crop lowered by 0.46 MMT to 42.59 MMT (84.67 MMT, incl. 54,59 MMT in 2014/15). Conab expects Brazil to export 20.0 MMT of corn (22 MMT – previous forecast and 30.17 MMT in 2014/15). Ending stocks are estimated at 5.8 MMT, sharply down from 10.51 MMT in 2014/15

- Algeria's Jan-Jun 2016 corn imports rose 7.8% on year to 2.3 MMT

- Algeria's Jan-Jun 2016 barley imports rose 50.6% to 620,734 MT

- UK imported 170,497 MT of corn in June, up from 146,286 MT in May but down 19% from a year-ago, including 72,459 MT from France, 28,497 MT from Ireland and 22,481 MT from the US. Britain's Jul-Jun 2015/16 corn imports totalled 1.816 MMT vs. 1.954 MMT a year ago

- UK exported 104,959 MT of barley in June, down from 126,522 MT in May and 20% below last year level. Top customers included Spain (33,733 MT) and Libya (23,891 MT). Cumulative barley exports for whole 2015/16 climbed to 1.994 MMT compared to 1.495 MMT in 2014/15 and the highest since 1996/97

- CNGOIC says that China's new subsidies (30 billion yuan ($4.51 billion)) for corn growers in the northern grain belt next year will encourage farmers to keep growing the grain

- Russian farmers harvested 9.76 MMT of barley from 40% of the planned area as of August 9, up from 7.09 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.92 mt/ha up from 2.62 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 9.61 MMT of barley from 98% of the planned area as of August 9, up from 8.33 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 3.4 mt/ha up from 3.02 mt/ha a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Aug 10 - Taiwan Sugar Corp bought 15,000 MT of US soybeans for January shipment in a combination of the flat price of 440.20 $/t c&f and at a premium of 212.4 US cents/bu c&f over the Chicago March 2017 contract

- Aug 9 - USDA announced export sales of 120,000 MT of US soybeans to unknown destinations for delivery during 2016/17

- Aug 9 - Argentina grants export licenses for 25,947 MT of soybean oil

- Conab lowered its Brazil's 2015/16 soybean production estimate from 95.57 to 95.42 MMT this month (96.23 MMT in 2014/15). Conab expects Brazil to export 54.1 MMT of soybeans (54.25 MMT – previous forecast and 54.32 MMT in 2014/15). Ending stocks are estimated at 444,600 MT, halved from 925,700 MT in 2014/15

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier left his projection for US 2016 soybean crop unchanged from prior week at 3.91-billion bu

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier kept his estimate of South America's 2015/16 soybean crop unchanged this week at 165.8 MMT compared to 171.4 MMT in 2014/15

- Dr. Michael Cordonnier pegs 2016/17 Brazilian soybean acreage at 33.72 mln ha, a 500,000-hectare increase from year-ago, for a crop of 100.0 MMT

- China will push for the commercialisation of genetically modified soybeans over the next five years as it seeks to raise the efficiency of its agriculture sector. In its latest five-year plan for science and technology to 2020, China for the first time outlined specific GMO crops to be developed, including soybeans and corn

- MPOB estimated Malaysian crude palm oil production in July at 1.59 MMT, matching average expectation of 1.59 MMT and up from 1.53 MMT in June with end-stocks at 1.77 MMT down 0.2% on month and below the average market expectation of 1.83 MMT. Malaysian July palm oil exports rose to 1.38 MMT, up 21.2% on month and topped the average expectation of 1.29 MMT

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's August 1-10 palm oil exports at 456,481 MT up 17.8% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's August 1-10 palm oil exports at 465,743 MT up 18.1% from a month ago

- China has procured 710,000 MT of reserve rapeseed by July 25, down 17.4% from last year

- Russian farmers harvested 144,800 MT of rapeseed from 7.5% of the planned area as of August 9, down from 181,600 MT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.94 mt/ha up from 1.79 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 1.11 MMT of rapeseed from 93% of the planned area as of August 9, down from 1.7 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.64 mt/ha up from 2.57 mt/ha a year ago