WHEAT

- Dec 26 - Jordan has again made no purchase in an international tender to buy 25,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat and retender on Jan 2

- Dec 26 - Argentina grants export licenses for 131,363 MT of milling wheat

- Dec 23 - Argentina grants export licenses for 91,472 MT of milling wheat

- Russia's Ag Min said Russia exported about 19.014 MMT of grain between July 1-Dec 21, 2016/17, down by 2.1% from 19.425 MMT a year ago, including:

  • wheat – 14.886 MMT (14.519 MMT a year ago);
  • barley – 1.821 MMT (3.103 MMT);
  • corn – 2.182 MMT (1.642 MMT);
  • others – 126 TMT (160 TMT)

- Russia has 3,956,700 MT of grain in its federal intervention fund as of December 23

- Russia's Ag Min raised its estimate of Russia's 2016/17 grain crop by 2 MMT to 119 MMT and kept 2016/17 grain export forecast unchanged at 35 MMT

- Vietnam will ship an estimated 4.88 MMT of rice in 2016, down 25.8% from a year earlier. This year Vietnam is estimated to harvest 43.6 MMT of paddy, a fall of 3.3% from 2015

CORN

- Dec 26 - Argentina grants export licenses for 10,000 MT of barley

- Dec 26 - Argentina grants export licenses for 12,505 MT of sorghum

- Dec 23 - Argentina grants export licenses for 94,402 MT of corn

- China plans to set ethanol import taxes for 2017 by the end of January

- Greece has reported a case of the H5N8 bird flu virus in a wild bird

- Indian state ordered poultry cull after bird flu outbreak

- South Korea has mobilized army to speed up extended poultry cull in worst bird flu outbreak. The total number of birds to be destroyed rose to 26 million in an outbreak first confirmed on Nov 18

- China's Xinjiang region has culled more than 55,000 chickens and other poultry following an outbreak of bird flu

- Germany culling some 55,000 poultry as bird flu found on farms

SOYBEAN

- Dec 26 - Argentina grants export licenses for 10,360 MT of soymeal

- Argentine November soybean crush was reported at 3.64 MMT, down from revised of 3.71 MMT in October but up 21% from last year

- Argentine November sunflower crush was reported at 93,220 MT, down from 129,406 MT in October and down 28% from last year

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's December 1-25 palm oil exports at 845,441 MT down 5.6% from a month ago