WHEAT

- Oct 5 - Japan seeks 109,906 MT of food wheat for Nov-Dec shipments:

  • 8,900 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 22,065 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 25,280 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 53,661 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Oct 3 - Tunisia's state grains agency seeks 75,000 MT of optional-origin durum wheat for Oct-Nov shipment

- Oct 3 - Egypt’s GASC seeks an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for Nov 5-15 shipment

- Oct 2 - Argentina registered 62,845 MT of wheat for export

- Argentina in September registered for export 843,334 MT of wheat and 50,913 MT of wheat flour

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Sept 28, recorded 691,971 MT, topping a range of trade expectations for 325,000-550,000 MT. Inspections for 2017/18 are running 2.2% behind of year-ago

- USDA said the US winter wheat crop 36% planted as of Oct 1, behind analysts’ expectations (38%) and below last-year's (41%) and 5-year average (43%)

CORN

- Oct 3 - Tunisia's state grains agency seeks 25,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for Oct-Nov shipment

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Sept 28, reported 782,346 MT, within market expectations (700-900 TMT). Inspections for 2017/18 are running 49.3% behind of year-ago

- USDA rated 63% of the US corn crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Oct 1, up 2% points from the previous week, ahead of market expectation but down compared to 73% a year-ago. USDA estimated 17% of the US corn crop had been harvested, behind of analyst forecasts of 21%, also below last year’s pace (23%) and 5-year mean of 26%

- IKAR lowered its Russia’s 2017 corn crop production outlook to range of 13.7-14.2 MMT from the previous 15.2-15.6 MMT

- Brazil’s Trade Ministry reported September corn exports at 5.914 MMT, up from 5.257 MMT in August and above the 2.913 MMT in the year-ago month

- Brazil’s Trade Ministry reported September ethanol exports at 144.4 million litres, down from 176.8 mln litres in August and down from 147.1 mln litres last September

- Argentina in September registered 2.045 MMT of corn for export

- Argentina in September registered for export 70,000 MT of feed barley, 91,860 MT of malting barley and 54,058 MT of malt

- Argentina in September registered 111,968 MT of sorghum for export

- US corn consumed for alcohol and other uses was 542 million bushels in Aug 2017, up 6% from July 2017 and up 6% from Aug 2016

- US dry mill co-product production of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGs) was 2.06 million tons during Aug 2017, up 7% from July 2017 but down 1% from Aug 2016

- US wet mill corn gluten feed production was 368 thousand tons during Aug 2017, up 12% from July 2017 and up 9% from Aug 2016

- EIA estimated US ethanol production for July at 31.221 million barrels versus 30.667 million barrels in June and vs. 31.469 million barrels a year ago

- EIA reported July ethanol inventory at 21.147 million barrels, which is down 2.8% from June and down 1.1% from last year

SOYBEAN

- Oct 2 - Egypt’s GASC bought 30,000 MT of soybean oil from ADM at 810 $/mt c&f and 22,500 MT of sunflower oil from Aston at 800.85 $/mt c&f for Nov 25-Dec 10 delivery (with facilities 180 days)

- Oct 2 - Argentina registered for export 15,500 MT of soybean oil and 42,000 MT of soymeal

- Argentina in September registered for export 503,600 MT of soybeans, 2.13 MMT of soymeal and 365,500 MT of soybean oil

- Argentina in September registered for export 40,836 MT of sunflower oil and 51,711 MT of sunflower meal

- Brazil’s Trade Ministry reported September soybean exports at 4.272 MMT, down from 5.952 MT in August but above the 1.443 MMT a year ago. Also Brazil exported 1.163 MMT of soymeal in September versus 1.227 MMT the month before and 915,317 MT a year ago; and 10,444 MT of soyoil compared to 145,915 MT in August and 141,600 MT a year ago

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Sept 28, reported 894,250 MT, below market expectations. Inspections for the 2017/18 marketing year are running 16.4% ahead of year-ago

- USDA rated 60% of the US soybean crop as good-to-excellent as of Oct 1, unchanged from the previous week but below compared to 74% a year-ago. USDA estimated 22% of the US soybean crop was harvested, behind of analysts' forecasts (25%), also below last year’s pace (24%) and 5-year mean of 26%

- USDA estimated US August soybean crush for crude oil at 4.549 million short tons, a 2.6% decrease from July, slightly below the average market expectation (4.569 mln tons, or 152.3 mln bu), but above last year level (4.219 mln tons in Aug 2016). Crude soyoil stocks fell to 1.483 billion lbs as of Aug 31 from 1.628 in July, below the 1.667 bln lbs a year ago, while refined oil stocks were at 327.448 million lbs as of Aug 31 vs. 372.589 in July and 319.212 in Aug 2016. Aug US soy cake and meal stocks fell to 290,921 tons from 385,868 in July and vs. 247,799 tons a year-ago

- EIA said US July biodiesel production at 149 million gallons vs. 140 million gallons in June and vs. 140 million gallons a year ago

- EIA said 606 million lbs. of soybean oil used for biodiesel in July (53% of feedstock used to produce biodiesel) vs. 549 million lbs. in June and vs. 536 million lbs. a year ago