WHEAT

- Sept 20 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat for February shipment

- Sept 14 - Japan bought 139,382 MT of food wheat for Oct-Nov shipments:

  • 17,560 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 14,125 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 23,960 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 50,142 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat;
  • 33,595 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Sept 13 - Israeli group bought around 13,000 MT of feed wheat at 182 $/mt c&f for Nov 20-Feb 10 shipment

- Sept 14 - Argentina registered 30,290 MT of wheat for export

- Sept 13 - Argentina registered 30,000 MT of wheat for export

- Sept 14 - China sold 48,609 MT of 2012 wheat from state reserves or 4.9% of the offered amount (992,762 MT) at auction at average price of 2,384 RMB/mt (364 $/mt)

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended Sept 7 totalled 316,700 MT for 2017/18 (below trade expectations of 350-550 TMT). Export commitments for 2017/18 are running 1% behind of year-ago

- Rosario grain exchange lowered its estimate of Argentine 2017/18 wheat crop area to 5.4 mln hectares from its previous forecast of 5.45 mln ha. They expect the upcoming 2017/18 wheat crop production to be around 17.0 MMT

- According to TAXUD, the EU this season in period of July 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 exported 3.149 MMT of soft wheat compared to 5.703 MMT a year ago

- Strategie Grains raised its estimate for the 2017 soft wheat harvest in the EU to 142.5 MMT from 141 MMT in August (136 MMT in 2016). The EU was expected to export 23.1 MMT of soft wheat in the current 2017/18 season, down 1.3 MMT from its previous forecast and now below an estimated 24 MMT last season

- Russian farmers harvested 76.32 MMT of wheat from 78.2% of the planned area as of Sept 15, up from 70.78 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 3.5 mt/ha up from 2.94 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have planted 7.81 million hectares (44.8% of the planned area) of winter crops as of September 15 down vs. 8.61 mln ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers as of Sept 15 have sown 898,000 hectares (15% of plan) for the 2018 wheat harvest. The area under winter wheat is likely to total 6.1 million hectares

CORN

- Sept 15 - China sold 891,526 MT of 2013, 2014 corn from state reserves, or 82.8% of the offered amount (1,077,017 MMT), at average price of 1,458 RMB/mt (223 $/mt)

- Sept 14 - China sold a total 725,665 MT of corn from state reserves via auctions:

  • 70,981 MT of 2013 corn, or 22.9% of the offered amount (309,870 MT), at average price of 1,277 RMB/mt (195 $/mt);
  • 654,684 MT of 2014 corn, or 72.7% of the offered amount (900,589 MT) at average price of 1,485 RMB/mt (227 $/mt)

- Sept 14 - Jordan has made no purchase in an international tender for 100,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for January shipment and may retender on Sept 21

- Sept 13 - Israeli group bought at least 30,000 MT of Black Sea corn from Cargill at a premium of 72 US cents/bu c&f over the Chicago March contract (172.8 $/mt) c&f for Nov-Dec shipment

- Sept 14 - Argentina registered for export 21,088 MT of corn and 10,000 MT of malting barley

- Sept 13 - Argentina registered 41,905 MT of corn for export

- Sept 13 - Argentina registered 80,000 MT of sorghum for export

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Sept 7 of 1,046,700 MT for 2017/18 (within trade expectations of 800-1100 TMT). Export commitments for 2017/18 are running 38% behind of year-ago

- Argentina's Rosario grains exchange raised its estimate of the country's 2016/17 corn harvest by 3 MMT to 41 MMT. They forecast the upcoming 2017/18 corn acres at 6.2 mln hectares vs. 5.85 mln ha

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange maintains its forecast for Argentina's 2016/17 corn crop at 39 MMT, up 30% vs. 30 MMT in 2015/16. Harvesting of Argentine corn crop was 98.1% completed as of Sept 14 vs. last year’s pace of 100%

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 2.573 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 1.798 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 exported 51,571 MT of corn vs. 346,755 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 exported 638,706 MT of barley vs. 1.257 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 exported 498,887 MT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 604,820 MT a year ago

- Strategie Grains raised its forecast of total EU barley production in 2017 by 0.3 MMT to 58.5 MMT, down 2% from last year (59.8 MMT in 2016)

- Strategie Grains upped its forecast for EU grain maize production in 2017 by 0.1 MMT to 59 MMT, below last year's crop of 59.9 MMT

- FranceAgriMer estimated French corn condition as of Sept 11 as 79% in good to excellent, unchanged from the prior week and well above the year-ago score of 54%

- Russian farmers harvested 1.79 MMT of corn from 11.8% of the planned area as of Sept 15, up from 1.63 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 4.87 mt/ha vs. 5.17 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers harvested 19.44 MMT of barley from 84.8% of the planned area as of Sept 15, up from 18.17 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.85 mt/ha up from 2.36 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers as of Sept 15 harvested 386,000 MT of maize from 90,000 hectares (total area is 4.5 million ha)

- Ukrainian farmers as of Sept 15 have sown 18,000 hectares (2% of plan) for the 2018 barley harvest. The area under winter barley is likely to total 926,000 hectares

SOYBEAN

- Sept 15 - USDA announced export sales of 132,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2017/18

- Sept 14 - USDA announced export sales of 198,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2017/18

- Sept 15 - South Korea’s Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp bought 10,000 MT of non-GM soybeans:

  • 2,000 MT of Canadian non-GM soybeans from Posco Daewoo Corporation at 598.77 $/mt for Oct 10-Nov 11 arrival;
  • 3,000 MT of US non-GM soybeans from Singsong Food at 585.02 $/mt for Oct 10-Nov 11 arrival;
  • 5,000 MT of US non-GM soybeans from Singsong Food at 564.06 $/mt for Nov 12-Dec 12 arrival

- Sept 14 - Argentina registered for export 191,000 MT of soybeans and 102,500 MT of soymeal

- Sept 13 - Argentina registered for export 130,000 MT of soymeal and 77,000 MT of soybean oil

- Sept 13 - Argentina registered 15,000 MT of sunflower meal for export

- Weekly US soybeans export sales data for week ended Sept 7 of 1,612,400 MT (topped trade expectations of 1-1.3 MMT). Export commitments for 2017/18 are running 28% behind of year-ago

- Argentina's Rosario grains exchange lowered its estimate of the country's 2016/17 soybean harvest to 54.5 MMT from 57.3 MMT earlier

- Oil World forecasts China's 2017/18 soybean output at 16-17 MMT versus 12 MMT year ago. China's 2017/18 soybean imports may stay flat around 93 MMT

- Oil World forecasts India's 2017/18 soybean output at 8.9 MMT versus 10.5 MMT year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 2.378 MMT of soybeans vs. 2.956 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 3.76 MMT of soymeal vs. 3.648 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 40,963 MT of soybean oil vs. 53,614 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 598,269 MT of rapeseed vs. 237,055 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 27,957 MT of rapeseed meal vs. 37,251 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 34,221 MT of rapeseed oil vs. 33,838 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 63,517 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 163,063 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 517,432 MT of sunflower meal vs. 522,705 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 389,151 MT of sunflower oil vs. 233,305 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Sept 12, 2017/18 imported 1.184 MMT of palm oil vs. 1.226 MMT a year ago

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's September 1-15 palm oil exports at 625,655 MT up 22.2% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's September 1-15 palm oil exports at 652,350 MT up 21.5% from a month ago

- Malaysia will rise its crude palm export tax to 6% in October, up from 5.5% in September. Malaysia calculated a reference price of 2,754.18 MYR/mt (657 $/mt) for October

- GAPKI estimated Indonesia's July exports of palm oil and palm kernel oil at 2.4 MMT, up 13% from the previous month (2.13 MMT in June) and up 50% compared to July 2016 (1.6 MMT)

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange expects Argentina’s 2017/18 sunflower seed acreage will rise to 1.8 mln ha (1.7 mln ha in 2016/17). About 34% of the crop has been planted as of Sept 14 vs. 28.9% this time last year

- Russian farmers harvested 1.25 MMT of sunseed from 7.1% of the planned area as of Sept 15, down from 1.65 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 2.23 mt/ha vs. 2.11 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers harvested 467,700 MT of soybeans from 10% of the planned area as of Sept 15, down from 553,500 MT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.8 mt/ha vs. 1.84 mt/ha a year ago

- Russian farmers harvested 872,400 MT of rapeseed from 44.2% of the planned area as of Sept 15, up from 701,700 MT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.93 mt/ha vs. 1.3 mt/ha a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers as of Sept 15 harvested 2.2 MMT of sunseed from 1.2 million hectares

- Ukrainian farmers as of Sept 15 harvested 416,000 MT of soybeans from 244,000 hectares

- Ukrainian farmers have planted 752,000 hectares of winter rapeseed (97% of plan) as of September 15