- Jan 19 - Japan seeks 117,605 MT of food wheat for Feb-Apr shipment:

  • 14,160 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 19,505 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 34,390 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 49,550 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Philippines have raised the volume sought in an international tender to purchase feed wheat to 165,000 MT (3x55 TMT) from 159,000 MT (3x53 TMT) previously requested. Tender deadline is Jan 18

- UK exported 165,662 MT of wheat in November, more than 145,437 MT in October but down 17.5% from a year-ago, including 62,230 MT to Algeria. Cumulative exports for the season, which started on July 1, 2016, totalled 987,477 MT, up from 736,983 MT during the same period prior season

- UK imported 122,614 MT of wheat in November, up from 91,783 MT in October and up 7.4% from a year-ago, including 28,585 MT from Canada and 24,988 MT from the US. Britain's Jul-Nov wheat imports totalled 642,949 MT, down from 708,747 MT a year ago

- Kazakh Ag Min reported that Kazakhstan harvested 17.882 MMT of wheat in 2016, up from 14.587 MMT in 2015


- Jan 17 - USDA announced export sales of 102,944 MT of US corn for delivery to unknown destinations during 2016/17

- Jan 16 - Argentina grants export licenses for 35,000 MT of barley

- China's Ag Min estimates corn production in 2016 at 215.3 MMT (224.6 MMT in 2015); while 2016/17 corn imports are expected at 1 MMT (3.2 MMT in 2015/16)

- UK corn imports rose in November to 177,585 MT from 119,208 MT in October, but down 34.5% from a year-ago, including 58,350 MT from Romania, 29,896 MT from Ukraine and 28,607 MT from France. Britain's Jul-Nov corn imports totalled 691,677 MT vs. 841,757 MT a year ago

- UK exported 139,171 MT of barley in November, up from 71,684 MT in October and just below last year level. Top customers included Germany (35,706 MT) and the Netherlands (26,103 MT). Cumulative barley exports for 2016/17 totalled 569,269 MT compared to 647,336 MT in Jul-Nov 2015/16


- Jan 16 - Argentina grants export licenses for 430,929 MT of soymeal

- Hard rains inundated key Argentina soybean-growing areas over the weekend, and rains are likely to return between January 20 and 24 to areas that are already overly wet

- A Brazilian truckers' protest continues on a key road for soy and corn shipments in the state of Mato Grosso

- MPOB expects that Malaysia's palm oil output may rise by 12% this year to 19.4 MMT from 17.4 MMT in 2016. Palm oil exports for the year may rise 11.2% to 17.85 MMT from 16.05 MMT in 2016