WHEAT

- Syria's Hoboob is seeking 400,000 MT of milling wheat: 200,000 MT of Russian wheat in an international tender that closes on Feb 18 and the same amount in a tender that closes March 4. In the previous tender in January Syria's Hoboob bought 200,000 MT of Russian soft wheat at 270 $/mt c&f for arrival during February and March

- Feb 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

- Jan 23 -Tunisia's state grains agency seeks 92,000 MT of optional-origin soft wheat for Feb 15-March 25 shipment

- Jan 22 - Jordan cancelled tender for 120,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat

- Asian buyers have in past days purchased an unknown volume of feed wheat from Moldova for shipment in containers at around 260-262 $/mt c&f Klang (Malaysia) for Feb-March shipment and at 265 $/mt c&f Philippine ports for February shipment

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Jan 17, recorded 516,643 MT, within trade expectations (420-600 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 10.4% behind of year-ago

- Russia’s Ag Min said Russia exported 30.1 MMT of grain between July 1-Jan 17, 2018/19, up 3% from 29.2 MMT a year ago, including:

  • wheat – 25.3 MMT (up 10.7% from year ago);
  • barley – 3.2 MMT (down by 12.2%);
  • corn – 1.3 MMT (down by 49.4%)

- Rosselkhoznadzor is considering plans to strengthen controls on Russian grain exports

- Russia has 2,869,300 MT of grain in its federal intervention fund as of Jan 18 vs. 3,005,700 MT a week ago and 3,966,700 MT a year ago

- Egypt's GASC will pay for wheat bought in upcoming international purchase tenders by opening letters of credit at sight, instead of payment within 180 days (L/C 180 days). The new payment terms are expected to lower the prices of wheat on offer in purchase tenders as suppliers factor in a lower risk premium

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 exported 8.96 MMT of soft wheat compared to 12.218 MMT a year ago

CORN

- Jan 23 - Tunisia's state grains agency seeks 50,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for Feb 25-March 25 shipment

- Jan 23 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley

- Jan 22 - Iran's SLAL seeks 200,000 MT of barley for March-April shipment

- Jan 22 - Iran's SLAL seeks 200,000 MT of corn

- Indonesia's state procurement agency Bulog initially bought about 30,000 MT of corn, likely from Argentina, at around 217-219 $/mt c&f for March 15 arrival

- Jan 18 - Turkey's TMO bought 342,000 MT of corn for:

  • Jan 28-Feb 17 shipment:
    • 27,000 MT from Hakan Agro at 195.50 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
    • 27,000 MT from Glencore at 195.50 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
    • 27,000 MT from ADM at 197.50 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 27,000 MT from Glencore at 197.50 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 54,000 MT from Glencore at 194.00 $/mt c&f Hereke;
    • 9,000 MT from Erser at 201.50 $/mt c&f Tekirdag;
    • 9,000 MT from Erser at 205.00 $/mt c&f Samsun.
  • Feb 25-March 17 shipment:
    • 54,000 MT from Hakan Agro at 196.40 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
    • 54,000 MT from CHS at 197.85 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 54,000 MT from Glencore at 195.00 $/mt c&f Hereke

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Jan 17, reported 1,108,119 MT, topped market expectations (900-1100 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 60.9% ahead of year-ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 imported 13.404 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 9.25 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 exported 1.054 MMT of corn vs. 718,899 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 exported 2.775 MMT of barley vs. 2.791 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 exported 1.48 MMT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 1.579 MMT a year ago

- China's 2018 pork production fell by 0.9% year-on-year to 54.04 MMT, while the size of the country's pig herd fell by 3%

SOYBEAN

- Jan 22 - Iran's SLAL seeks 200,000 MT of soymeal

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Jan 17, reported 1,110,713 MT, within trade estimates (850-1300 TMT). Inspections for the 2018/19 marketing year are running 39.6% behind of year-ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 imported 7.832 MMT of soybeans vs. 7.045 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 imported 9.594 MMT of soymeal vs. 11.076 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 imported 2.423 MMT of rapeseed vs. 2.332 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 imported 274,521 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 312,281 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 imported 1.622 MMT of sunflower meal vs. 1.995 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 imported 777,230 MT of sunflower oil vs. 998,480 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Jan 20, 2018/19 imported 3.432 MMT of palm oil vs. 3.608 MMT a year ago

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's January 1-20 palm oil exports at 912,061 MT up 12.9% from a month ago

- Surveyor AmSpec Agri Malaysia estimated Malaysia's January 1-20 palm oil exports at 929,575 MT up 11.8% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's January 1-20 palm oil exports at 962,507 MT up 9.4% from a month ago