- Dec 4 - Bangladesh seeks 50,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat, 12.5% protein, for shipment 40 days after contract signing

- Nov 22 - Japan seeks 99,462 MT of food wheat for Dec-Feb shipments:

  • 16,690 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 10,940 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 36,370 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 35,462 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Nov 21 - China sold 515,663 MT of wheat from state reserves or 17.3% of the offered amount at auction at average price of 2,407 RMB/mt (347 $/mt)

- Nov 21 - China auctioned 5,865 MT of imported 2013 wheat from state reserves, or 0.8% of the offered amount at average price of 2,160 RMB/mt (311 $/mt)

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 16.6 MMT of grain between July 1-Nov 21, 2018/19 vs. around 15.8 MMT for the same period of last season, including 8.8 MMT of wheat (9.4 MMT a year ago) and 4.4 MMT of corn (2.6 MMT)

- Pakistan approves the export of 500,000 MT of subsidized wheat


- Nov 21 - South Korea's Feed Leaders Committee (FLC) bought around 65,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Cargill at 203.13 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for March 25 arrival

- Nov 21 - 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 Nov 28

- Nov 20 - USDA announced cancellations of export sales of 200,588 MT of US corn for delivery to unknown destinations during 2018/19

- Nov 20 - Iran's SLAL is not believed to have made any purchase in its international tender to buy 200,000 MT of barley for December-January shipment

- Japan's use of corn in animal feed totalled 48% in September 2018, up 0.2% point from prior month and by 1.3% points above year-ago level (46.7% in Sept 2017). Its use of barley fell to 3.4% down from 3.5% in Aug and vs. 3.6% a year ago; while wheat usage rose by 0.1% point from prior month to 1.8% (1.8% year-ago). Sorghum usage in feed rations left 2.4% in Sept, unchanged from Aug and up vs. 2.1% a year ago


- Nov 20 - USDA announced export sales of 123,567 MT of US soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during 2018/19

- Malaysia will maintain its crude palm oil export tax at 0% in December, the same rate as the previous month. Malaysia calculated a reference price of 1,975.5 MYR/mt for December

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's November 1-20 palm oil exports at 785,493 MT down 3.2% from a month ago

- Surveyor AmSpec Agri Malaysia estimated Malaysia's November 1-20 palm oil exports at 793,497 MT down 10.9% from a month ago