WHEAT

- Sept 1 - Japan seeks 125,713 MT of food wheat for Sept-Oct shipments:

  • 17,870 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 16,675 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 32,578 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 58,590 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Aug 31 - Tunisia's state grains agency seeks 100,000 MT of optional origin soft milling wheat for Nov-Dec shipment

- Aug 30 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) in a direct deal bought around 68,000 MT of optional-origin feed wheat at 195.50 $/mt c&f plus a 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Nov-Jan shipment and February 15, 2018 arrival

- Aug 30 - Japan bought 10,000 MT of feed wheat for February 28, 2018, 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 Sept 6

- Aug 30 - Argentina registered for export 201,000 MT of wheat and 7,356 MT of wheat flour

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 5.802 MMT of grain between July 1-Aug 30, 2017/18 vs. 6.0 MMT for the same period last season, including:

  • wheat – 2.844 MMT (vs. 3.318 MMT a year ago);
  • corn – 1.084 MMT (549 TMT);
  • barley – 1.864 MMT (2.119 MMT)

- The latest survey of the quality of French soft wheat crops showed slightly lower protein levels than last week. 92% of the soft wheat harvest tested so far was equal or above 11.5% protein, the same level as last year but below the 96% in its first forecast released last week. Data also showed 74% of the harvest tested had specific weight levels above 76 kg per hectolitre, up from 73% last week and vs. only 24% last year. 84% of the harvest tested had Hagberg falling numbers equal or above 240 seconds, up from 83% last week and 76% in 2016

- Bulgaria's Ag Min said Bulgaria exported 705,035 MT of wheat via port Varna between July 3-Aug 27, 2017/18, up 23.6% from a year-ago (570,565 MT)

- Farmers in Bulgaria harvested 5.75 MMT of wheat from 99.6% of the planned area as of Aug 24, up 7.5% from last-year stage, with yields at 5.25 mt/ha, 10.5% higher than a year-ago

CORN

- Aug 30 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought around 60,000 MT of optional-origin corn at 186.98 $/mt c&f for December 20 arrival

- Aug 30 - Argentina registered 64,210 MT of corn for export

- Aug 30 - Argentina registered for export 14,942 MT of malting barley and 7,018 MT of malt

- Aug 29 - Argentina registered 101,566 MT of corn for export

- Farmers in Bulgaria harvested 620,371 MT of barley from 99.8% of the planned area as of Aug 24, down 13.6% from last-year stage. Meanwhile yields totals 4.75 mt/ha, 7.5% higher than a year-ago

- US Ethanol production for the week ended Aug 25 decreased by 10,000 barrels to 1,042,000 barrels per day, up 1.9% from last year's level of 1,023,000 bpd. Stocks fell by 206,000 barrels from the week prior to 21.303 million barrels, up 1.8% vs. 20.926 million barrels a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Aug 30 - USDA announced export sales of 131,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2017/18

- Aug 30 - South Korea’s Major Feedmill Group has received a low offer of 352 $/mt c&f on its tender to purchase 55,000 MT of South American soymeal. Other offers ranged from 353.25 to 354.5 $/mt c&f

- Aug 30 - Argentina registered for export 24,180 MT of soymeal and 5,000 MT of sunflower meal

- Aug 29 - Argentina registered for export 33,000 MT of soybeans and 23,500 MT of soymeal

- Bulgaria's Ag Min said Bulgaria exported 65,082 MT of rapeseed via port Varna between July 3-Aug 27, 2017/18, down 54.6% from a year-ago (143,224 MT)