WHEAT

- Feb 2 - Japan seeks 108,442 MT of food wheat for Mar-May shipments:

  • 20,300 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 13,875 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 29,945 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 23,482 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat;
  • 20,840 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Feb 1 - Algeria's OAIC seeks at least 50,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat for April shipment

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Jan 26, recorded 321,479 MT, within the market expectations (200-400 TMT). Inspections for 2016/17 are running 25.7% ahead of year-ago

- Russia may supply to Eritrea 100,000 MT of wheat in 2017

CORN

- Feb 1 - Algeria's OAIC seeks at least 50,000 MT of optional-origin barley for March shipments

- Jan 30 - USDA announced export sales of 105,000 MT of US corn for delivery to Colombia during 2016/17

- Jan 30 - Argentina grants export licenses for 10,600 MT of barley

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Jan 26, reported 1,061,865 MT, topped the market forecasts (750-950 TMT). Inspections for 2016/17 are running 74.6% ahead of year-ago

- Monsanto Co. guesses that a ban on planting genetically modified corn in Mexico is likely to continue for years

- Macedonia reported an outbreak of the H5N8 bird flu virus at a farm in the southwestern part of the country

SOYBEAN

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Jan 26, reported 1,630,581 MT, well above the top end of market expectations that ranged from 0.9 to 1.2 MMT. Inspections for the 2016/17 marketing year are running 17.6% ahead of year-ago

- GAPKI estimated Indonesia's December exports of palm oil and palm kernel oil at 2.68 MMT, down 5.6% from the previous month (2.84 MMT in Nov) but up 6.8% from a year-ago

- GAPKI forecasts Indonesia's 2017 crude palm oil output at 35.5 MMT versus 31.5 MMT in 2016. GAPKI expects increasing Indonesian palm oil exports this year to 27 MMT from 25.1 MMT in 2016