WHEAT

- Apr 3 - Morocco's ONICL seeks 132,000 MT of soft wheat in the local market for subsidized flour production

- Mar 29 - Jordan seeks 50,000 MT of optional origin hard milling wheat for Sept 16-Oct 31 shipment

- Mar 24 - Taiwan Flour Millers' Association bought 98,200 MT of US milling wheat from ADM in two consignments:

  • The first consignment has an additional charge of 28.69 $/mt for ocean shipping from the US Pacific North West coast to Taiwan for shipment between May 23-June 6:
    • 26,600 MT of dark northern spring wheat (14.5% protein) at 264.89 $/mt fob;
    • 14,700 MT of hard red winter wheat (12.5% protein) at 224.09 $/mt fob;
    • 8,475 MT of soft white wheat (9% protein) at 189.2 $/mt fob.
  • The second consignment has an additional charge of 29.33 $/mt for ocean shipping from the US Pacific North West coast to Taiwan for shipment between June 9-23:
    • 27,650 MT of dark northern spring wheat (14.5% protein) at 260.94 $/mt fob;
    • 13,850 MT of hard red winter (12.5% protein) at 222.02 $/mt fob;
    • 6,925 MT of soft white wheat (9% protein) at 189.2 $/mt fob

- Mar 23 - Argentina registered 60,080 MT of wheat for export

- Russia’s Ag Min said Russia exported about 26.878 MMT of grain between July 1-Mar 22, 2016/17, down by 1.8% from 27.375 MMT a year ago, including:

  • wheat – 20.638 MMT (20.038 MMT a year ago);
  • barley – 2.217 MMT (3.808 MMT);
  • corn – 3.831 MMT (3.299 MMT);
  • others – 192 TMT (230 TMT)

- Russia has 4,005,600 MT of grain in its federal intervention fund as of March 24 vs. 3,117,800 MT a year-ago

- Russian Ag Min estimated spring planting 1.3% (or 679,600 ha) done as of Mar 24 vs. 773,200 ha a year ago. Of the total Russian farmers planted 511,100 ha of spring grain or 1.6% of planned area (584,900 ha a year ago)

- FranceAgriMer said 91% of France’s soft wheat crops were in good to excellent condition as of Mar 20, down 1% point from the prior week and vs. 92% a year ago; durum rating at 81% in good to excellent vs. 81% a week-ago and vs. 88% a year-ago

- Grain lobby Coceral forecasts EU-28’s 2017 soft wheat crop at 144.815 MMT, up from 135.089 MMT in 2016. The biggest increase of production is expected for France (to 38.561 MMT from 27.836 MMT in 2016), while Spain may harvest less crop of 5.94 MMT vs. 6.885 MMT last year

CORN

- Mar 23 - Argentina registered 725,500 MT of corn for export

- Mar 23 - Argentina registered 19,000 MT of malt for export

- Ukraine’s Ag Min estimated early spring grain planting 26% done as of Mar 24. Ukrainian farmers planted 620,000 ha of spring crops, thereof 430,000 ha of barley (or 25% of planned area), 144,000 ha of peas (or 52%), 26,000 ha of oats (or 13%) and 20,000 ha of wheat (or 10%)

- FranceAgriMer said 85% of France’s winter barley crops were in good to excellent condition as of Mar 20, compared with 87% a week earlier and vs. 91% a year-ago

- FranceAgriMer estimated spring barley planting 91% done as of Mar 20, ahead of last year’s pace of 83%

- Coceral forecasts EU-28’s 2017 corn crop at 61.008 MMT, up from 60.621 MMT in 2016. The biggest increase of production is expected for France (to 13.5 MMT from 11.967 MMT in 2016), while Hungary’s crop will drop to 6.848 MMT from 8.45 MMT last year

- Coceral expects EU-28’s 2017 barley crop at 59.55 MMT, almost unchanged from 59.566 MMT in 2016. The biggest increase of production is expected for France (to 12.013 MMT from 10.138 MMT in 2016), while Spain may harvest less crop of 7.753 MMT vs. 9.155 MMT last year

SOYBEAN

- Mar 23 - Argentina registered 15,224 MT of sunflower oil for export

- Coceral expects 2017 EU-28 rapeseed harvest at 20.956 MMT, up 2.1% from 20.529 MMT in 2016. The biggest grows of production is expected for Poland (to 2.8 MMT from 2.2 MMT in 2016) and Germany (to 5.129 MMT from 4.616 MMT)

- Coceral forecasts 2017 EU-28 sunflower crop at 8.34 MMT, up 2.3% from 8.152 MMT in 2016

- Coceral forecasts 2017 EU-28 soybean crop at 2.545 MMT, up 5.4% from 2.414 MMT in 2016

- Ukrainian February sunoil production was reported at 439 TMT, down from 476 TMT in January but up 17.6% from last year