WHEAT

- Dec 5 - Ethiopia seeks around 70,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat

- Nov 29 - Jordan seeks 100,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat for March-April shipment

- Nov 26 - Iraq seeks at least 50,000 MT of hard wheat from the US, Canada or Australia. The tender closes on Nov 26 and offers must remain valid up to Nov 30

- Nov 17 - Turkey's TMO bought 230,000 MT of EU red milling wheat for shipment Nov 27-Dec 15 at prices ranged from 235.14 to 249.10 $/mt c&f

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Nov 16, recorded 259,264 MT, within trade expectations. Inspections for 2017/18 are running 6.8% behind of year-ago

- SovEcon pegged Russian grain export forecast for November in a range of 4.3-4.5 MMT (incl. 3.4-3.5 MMT of wheat) vs. 4.53 MMT shipped in October

- Russian grain stocks were at 56.355 MMT as of Nov 1, 2017, up 16% from a year earlier (48.598 MMT as of Nov 1, 2016). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- Ukrainian grain stocks were at 24.228 MMT as of Nov 1, down 10.6% from a year earlier, incl. 11.619 MMT of wheat (12.129 MMT a year ago), 1.978 MMT of barley (2.76 MT a year ago) and 9.232 MMT of corn (10.537 MMT a year ago). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- Japan's October grain imports rose 0.2% on year to 1.978 MMT, incl. 942,213 MT from the US (down by 35.9%)

CORN

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Nov 16, reported 632,793 MT, within market expectations (500-700 TMT). Inspections for 2017/18 are running 43.9% behind of year-ago

- Japan's use of corn in animal feed rose to 46.7% in September, up 0.1% point from prior month and by 0.8% point above year-ago level (45.9% in Sept 2016). Its use of wheat fell to 1.8% from 2% month ago and 1.9% year ago; while barley usage left at 3.6% (3.4% year-ago). Sorghum usage in feed rations declined to 2.1% in September (2.1% in August) from 2.5% a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Nov 28 - South Korea’s Agro-Fisheries & Food Trade Corp seeks a total 170,000 MT of non-GM soybeans for Dec 2018-Aug 2019 arrival

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Nov 16, reported 2,131,354 MT, within of trade estimates. Inspections for the 2017/18 marketing year are running 12.5% behind of year-ago

- Japan's October soybean imports rose 5.9% on year to 299,178 MT, incl. 212,227 MT from the US (up by 20.6%)

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's November 1-20 palm oil exports at 891,926 MT down 6.2% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's November 1-20 palm oil exports at 882,943 MT down 8.8% from a month ago

- Ukrainian sunflower stocks were at 7.259 MMT as of Nov 1, down 9.2% from a year earlier (7.992 MMT). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- Russia produced 3.7 MMT of sunflower oil during the first ten months of 2017, up 15% from the same period last year