WHEAT

- Jul 3 - Bangladesh seeks 50,000 MT of optional origin milling wheat, 12.5% protein, for shipping within 40 days of the signing of the contract

- Jun 21 - Philippines bought 220,000 MT of feed wheat from Black Sea region, EU or Australia:

  • 55 TMT at 222.7 $/mt c&f for Aug 29-Oct 8 shipment;
  • 55 TMT at around 225 $/mt c&f for Sept 12-Oct 22 shipment;
  • 55 TMT at 226.85 $/mt c&f for Sept 26-Nov 5 shipment;
  • 55 TMT at 227.5 $/mt c&f for Oct 10-Nov 19 shipment

- Jun 21 - Japan bought 91,188 MT of food wheat for August shipments:

  • 19,070 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 23,380 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 23,493 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 25,245 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Jun 22 - Argentina registered 351,499 MT of wheat for export

- Jun 21 - Argentina registered 132,200 MT of wheat for export

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended Jun 14 totalled 461,600 MT for 2018/19 (within trade expectations for 250-500 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 33% behind of year-ago

- Russia’s Ag Min said Russia exported 51.195 MMT of grain between July 1- June 20, 2017/18, up by 47.3% from 34.754 MMT a year ago, including:

  • wheat – 39.477 MMT (26.6 MMT in 2016/17);
  • barley – 5.722 MMT (2.911 MMT);
  • corn – 5.633 MMT (4.973 MMT)

- Russian Ag Min estimated spring grain planting 96.2% (or 29.84 million ha) done as of June 22 vs. 30.78 million ha a year ago. Russian farmers have sown 12.2 million ha of spring wheat or 94.4% of planned area vs. 13.08 million ha a year ago

- Agritel expects wheat production in Russia to drop to 67.4 MMT this year, down 21.5% from a record 2017 crop

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 38.6 MMT of grain between July 1-June 20 2017/18 vs. 42.8 MMT for the same period last season, including:

  • wheat – 16.84 MMT (17.16 MMT a year ago);
  • corn – 17.37 MMT (19.97 MMT);
  • barley – 4.21 MMT (5.29 MMT)

- Ukrainian grain stocks were at 8.316 MMT as of June 1, down 6% from a year earlier, incl. 2.735 MMT of wheat (3.003 MMT a year ago), 709,300 MT of barley (830,600 MT a year ago) and 4.31 MMT of corn (4.593 MMT a year ago). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- Ukrainian farmers have threshed 211,000 MT of winter wheat with the average yield of 2.91 mt/ha as of June 22

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 exported 19.349 MMT of soft wheat compared to 23.625 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 75% of France’s soft wheat crops were in good to excellent condition as of June 17, down 1% point from prior week and vs. 68% a year ago

- Bulgaria sees 2018 wheat crop matching last year's all time record high harvest of 6.1 MMT

- China's wheat output could drop as much as 20% this crop year after bad weather hit fields in major growing areas

- China imported 630,000 MT of wheat in May, up 24.8% on a year ago

- Argentina's Ag Min lowered its forecast for wheat planted area in the 2018/19 crop year to 6.135 million hectares, from 6.15 million previously, up 4% from 5.9 mln ha in 2017/18

CORN

- Jun 22 - USDA announced export sales of 248,300 MT of US corn:

  • 131,300 MT for delivery to Mexico during 2017/18 (30 TMT) and 2018/19 (101.3 TMT);
  • 117,000 MT for delivery to Panama during 2018/19

- Jun 22 - China sold 739,954 MT of corn from state reserves, or 18.6% of the offered amount, at average price of 1,403 RMB/mt (216 $/mt)

- Jun 21 - China sold 1,418,102 MT of corn from state reserves, or 35.6% of the offered amount, at average price of 1,518 RMB/mt (233 $/mt)

- Jun 21 - South Korea's Feed Leaders Committee (FLC) bought around 66,000 MT of optional-origin corn from CHS at 208.99 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Nov 25 arrival

- Jun 21 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 60,000 MT of corn, likely from the US, from CJ International at 213.55 $/mt c&f including a surcharge for additional port unloading for Oct 30 arrival

- Jun 22 - Argentina registered 105,078 MT of corn for export

- Jun 21 - Argentina registered 398,104 MT of corn for export

- Jun 21 - Argentina registered 65,000 MT of feed barley for export

- Jun 20 - Japan received no offers for 120,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley in a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction. New SBS tender for the same amounts for each grain will be held on Jun 27

- Jun 19 - South Korea’s Major Feedmill Group (MFG) purchased about 138,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Cargill at 207.99 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading in two equal consignments for Nov 17 and Nov 26 arrival

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Jun 14 of 505,600 MT, incl. 165,900 MT for 2017/18 (below trade expectations for 700-1000 TMT) and 339,700 MT for 2018/19 (within expectations of 150-400 TMT). Export commitments for 2017/18 are running 2% ahead of year-ago

- Ukrainian farmers have threshed 877,000 MT of winter barley with the average yield of 3.26 mt/ha as of June 22

- Ukrainian farmers have threshed 13,000 MT of peas with the average yield of 1.79 mt/ha as of June 22

- Russian farmers have sown 7.76 million ha of spring barley or 101.5% of planned area as of June 22 vs. 7.46 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 2.64 million ha of corn or 87.6% of planned area as of June 22 vs. 2.98 million ha a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 imported 16.615 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 12.283 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 exported 1.279 MMT of corn vs. 2.301 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 exported 5.348 MMT of barley vs. 5.181 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 exported 2.722 MMT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 2.872 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 73% of France’s winter barley crops were in good to excellent condition as of June 17, compared with 74% a week earlier and vs. 64% a year ago. Spring barley rating was at 77% in good to excellent vs. 77% last week and vs. 66% a year ago. Harvesting of winter barley was now under way, with 1% of the crop cut by June 17, below the 3% harvest progress a year ago

- FranceAgriMer estimated corn planting 98% done as of June 17 (98% a week-ago), behind of last year’s pace of 100%. Corn crop condition was estimated as 72% in good to excellent, down 2% points on the prior week and vs. the year-ago score of 84%

- Argentina's Ag Min upped forecast of corn production by 400,000 MT to 42.4 MMT, down 14.3% from 2016/17 (49.5 MMT)

- Argentina's Ag Min raised its forecast for barley planted area in the 2018/19 crop year to 1.07 million hectares, from 980,000 ha previously, up 7% from 1 mln ha in 2017/18

- Argentina's Ag Min cut estimate of sorghum production by 100,000 MT to 1.6 MMT, down 36.8% from 2016/17 (2.53 MMT)

- China's May 2018 barley imports rose 23% on year to 770,000 MT

- China imported 470,000 MT of sorghum in May, up 59% on a year ago

- China imported 760,000 MT of corn in May, up from 42,000 MT of corn in May 2017

SOYBEAN

- Jun 22 - China sold 19,816 MT of imported soy oil from state reserves, or 39.6% of the offered amount, at average price of 5,001 RMB/mt (769 $/mt)

- Jun 22 - Argentina registered for export 409,976 MT of soymeal, 67,721 MT of soybean oil and 120,000 MT of soybeans

- Jun 21 - Argentina registered for export 1.345 MMT of soymeal, 194,797 MT of soybean oil and 150,000 MT of soybeans

- Jun 22 - Argentina registered for export 30,357 MT of sunflower oil

- Jun 21 - Argentina registered for export 45,000 MT of sunflower oil and 21,000 MT of sunflower meal

- Weekly US soybeans export sales data for week ended Jun 14 totalled 529,300 MT, incl. 301,700 MT for 2017/18 (near the lower end of trade expectations for 300-600 TMT) and 227,600 MT for 2018/19 (within trade expectations for 100-400 TMT). Export commitments for 2017/18 are running 4% behind of year-ago

- Weekly US soymeal export sales data for week ended Jun 14 of 120,100 MT, incl. 115,100 MT for 2017/18 (within trade expectations for 50-250 TMT) and 5,000 MT for 2018/19 (within trade expectations for 0-50 TMT). Export commitments for 2017/18 are running 13% ahead of year-ago

- Argentina's Ag Min upped forecast of soybean production by 600,000 MT to 37.2 MMT, down 32.4% from 2016/17 (55 MMT)

- Argentine May soybean crush was reported at 3.67 MMT, up 8.9% from 3.37 MMT in April but down 19% from last year. In the first five months of the year, the country crushed 15.19 MMT of soybean vs. 17.49 MMT in the same period last year

- Argentine May sunflower crush was reported at 353,091 MT, down 8.3% from 385,240 MT in April but up 11.8% from last year. In the first five months of the year, the country crushed 1.56 MMT of sunflower vs. 1.68 MMT in the same period last year

- Stocks of soymeal at Argentine mills totals 1.019 MMT at the end of May 2018, down by 17.6% from a year-ago

- Stocks of soybean oil at Argentine mills totals 286,383 MT at the end of May 2018, up by 26% from a year-ago

- Stocks of sunoil at Argentine mills totals 129,872 MT at the end of May 2018, up by 3.8% from a year-ago

- Stocks of sunflower meal at Argentine mills totals 92,133 MT at the end of May 2018, a 4.9% decrease from a year-ago

- Ukrainian May sunflower oil production was reported at 439 TMT, down 2.4% from prior month and down 11.7% from last year. Jan-May 2018 sunoil production totalled 2.169 MMT, down 11.5% from the same period in 2017

- Ukrainian sunflower stocks were at 1.803 MMT as of June 1, down 13.2% from a year earlier (2.077 MMT). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- Ukrainian farmers harvested 62,000 MT of rapeseed as of June 22, yields totalled 1.7 mt/ha

- Russia produced 2 MMT of sunflower oil during first five months of 2018, up 1.7% from the same period last year

- Russian farmers have sown 7.92 million ha of sunflower or 104.8% of planned area as of June 22 vs. 7.51 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 2.84 million ha of soybeans or 104.6% of planned area as of June 22 vs. 2.38 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 1.36 million ha of rapeseed or 129.5% of planned area as of June 22 vs. 860,900 ha a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 imported 13.073 MMT of soybeans vs. 13.652 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 imported 18.095 MMT of soymeal vs. 17.49 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 imported 4.072 MMT of rapeseed vs. 4.693 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 imported 521,881 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 796,019 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 imported 3.567 MMT of sunflower meal vs. 3.527 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 imported 1.582 MMT of sunflower oil vs. 1.539 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of Jul 1-Jun 19, 2017/18 imported 5.934 MMT of palm oil vs. 5.948 MMT a year ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's June 1-20 palm oil exports at 670,442 MT down 10% from a month ago