WHEAT

- Feb 5 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat for June-Aug shipment

- Jan 30 - Turkey's TMO bought 292,500 MT of red milling wheat

  • for Feb 6-25 shipment:
    • 45,000 MT from Angoram at 262.5 $/mt c&f Mersin;
    • 45,000 MT from Aston at 262.5 $/mt c&f Iskenderun;
    • 15,000 MT from Hakan Agro at 269.6 $/mt c&f Tekirdag;
    • 7,500 MT from Hakan Agro at 270.5 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 7,500 MT from CIB Kraft at 268 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 7,500 MT from Ulusoy at 271 $/mt c&f Samsun;
    • 7,500 MT from Bunge at 270.3 $/mt c&f Trabzon;
    • 15,000 MT from Orsett at 256 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
    • 7,500 MT from Erser at 270 $/mt c&f Bandirma.
  • for March 1-15 shipment:
    • 22,500 MT from Hakan Agro at 262.3 $/mt c&f Mersin;
    • 30,000 MT from Hakan Agro at 262.3 $/mt c&f Iskenderun;
    • 22,500 MT from Aston at 268.9 $/mt c&f Derince;
    • 7,500 MT from Aston at 264.95 $/mt c&f Tekirdag;
    • 15,000 MT from ADM at 271.5 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 7,500 MT from Aston at 266.85 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 15,000 MT from Aston at 264.75 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
    • 15,000 MT from Aston at 261.9 $/mt c&f Samsun

- Egypt has enough strategic wheat reserves to cover its needs for more than five months

- Egypt's agriculture ministry expects local wheat production for the 2018/19 season at 9.5 MMT vs. 9 MMT last season

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 27.5 MMT of grain between July 1-Jan 30, 2018/19 vs. 23.8 MMT for the same period of last season, including 11.5 MMT of wheat (12.2 MMT a year ago) and 12.2 MMT of corn (7.6 MMT)

- Preliminary Statistics data showed that Ukraine harvested 69.8 MMT of grain by clean weight in 2018, up 12.7% on year. The wheat harvest totalled 24.6 MMT in 2018, down 6% from 2017 crop

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended Dec 20 totaled 602,400 MT, incl. 526,300 MT for 2018/19 (within trade expectations for 200-600 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 11% behind of year-ago

- European Commission (EC) kept its estimate of 2018 EU soft wheat at 128.49 MMT vs. 142.03 MMT last year. EU's executive cut its forecast of 2018/19 EU soft wheat exports by 2 MMT to 18 MMT (21.31 MMT in 2017/18). Soft wheat inventories in the region are forecasted at 13.219 MMT by the end of June 2019 vs. 17.214 MMT estimated for 2017/18

- Thai Rice Exporters Association said Thailand aims to export 9.5 MMT of rice in 2019, lower than the 11 MMT shipped in 2018

CORN

- Feb 6 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for July-August

- Jan 31 - Argentina registered 190,000 MT of corn for export

- Jan 30 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Pan Ocean at 212.20 $/mt c&f including a surcharge for additional port unloading for April 20 arrival

- Jan 30 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley from Ameropa at 218 $/mt c&f for shipment in the second half of July

- Jan 30 - 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 February 6

- Jan 28 - Indonesia's state food procurement agency Bulog bought about 150,000 MT of feed corn from Argentina and/or Brazil for arrival by March 31. One consignment of about 40,000 MT was bought at around 215 $/mt c&f, another of about 50,000 MT was also bought at around 215 $/mt c&f and the rest was bought at about 217.5 $/mt c&f

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Dec 20 totaled 1,752,700 MT, incl. 1,699,400 MT for 2018/19 (topped expectations for 1.0-1.5 MMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 18% ahead of year-ago

- Preliminary Statistics data showed that Ukraine harvested around 35.6 MMT of corn by clean weight in 2018, up 44.2% from 2017

- Preliminary Statistics data showed that Ukrainian barley crop in 2018 fell to 7.35 MMT, down 11.3% from 2017

- Preliminary Statistics data showed that Ukrainian peas crop in 2018 fell to 774,910 MT, down 29.4% from 2017

- EC left estimate of 2018 EU corn harvest at 67.53 MMT (64.8 MMT in 2017). EC raised forecast of EU 2018/19 corn imports by 1.5 MMT to 20 MMT vs. 17.86 MMT in 2017/18. Ending stocks are estimated at 23.348 MMT vs. 20.103 MMT current season

- EC kept its estimate of 2018 EU barley harvest at 55.69 MMT vs. 58.31 MMT in 2017. EC also left forecast of EU 2018/19 barley exports at 8 MMT vs. 8.96 MMT in 2017/18. Barley inventories in the region are forecasted at 6.133 MMT by the end of June 2019 vs. 4.221 MMT estimated for 2017/18

SOYBEAN

- Jan 31 - Argentina registered around 128,000 MT of soymeal for export

- Weekly US soybeans export sales data for week ended Dec 20 totaled 2,405,300 MT, incl. 2,391,400 MT for 2018/19 (within trade expectations for 1.8-2.8 MMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 26% behind of year-ago

- Weekly US soymeal export sales data for week ended Dec 20 of 435,500 MT, incl. 427,400 MT for 2018/19, within trade expectations of 200-500 TMT. Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 12% ahead of year-ago

- Preliminary Statistics data showed that Ukraine harvested around 4.46 MMT of soybeans by clean weight in 2018, up 14.4% from 2017

- Preliminary Statistics data showed that Ukraine harvested around 2.75 MMT of rapeseed by clean weight in 2018, up 25.1% from 2017

- Preliminary Statistics data showed that Ukraine harvested around 14.16 MMT of sunflower seed by clean weight in 2018, up 15.7% from 2017

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's January 1-31 palm oil exports at 1,466,932 MT up 14.7% from a month ago

- Surveyor AmSpec Agri Malaysia estimated Malaysia's January 1-31 palm oil exports at 1,470,897 MT up 15.5% from a month ago