WHEAT

- March 4 - Iraq seeks at least 50,000 MT of hard wheat from the US, Canada or Australia. The tender closes on March 4 and offers must remain valid up to March 10

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Feb 21, recorded 693,964 MT, topped trade expectations (350-550 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 8% behind of year-ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 exported 11.234 MMT of soft wheat compared to 13.464 MMT a year ago

- China imported 578,127 MT of wheat in January, up 172.6% from the year before

CORN

- Feb 25 - USDA announced export sales of 279,400 MT of US corn for delivery to Mexico during 2018/19 (88,500 MT) and 2019/20 (190,900 MT)

- Feb 22 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 75,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for May-June shipment:

  • 25,000 MT from ADM at 218.51 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT from Cofco at 212.44 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT from ADM at 202.22 $/mt c&f

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Feb 21, reported 751,278 MT, below market expectations (800-1,000 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 38.5% ahead of year-ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 imported 16.078 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 11.085 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 exported 1.344 MMT of corn vs. 848,327 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 exported 3.035 MMT of barley vs. 3.83 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 exported 1.782 MMT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 1.869 MMT a year ago

- China's corn imports in January came to 401,078 MT, up 2.3% from the same month of 2018

- China imported 1.14 MMT of barley in January, up 161.8% from the year before

SOYBEANS

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Feb 21, reported 1,307,350 MT, topped trade estimates (0.9-1.2 MMT). Inspections for the 2018/19 marketing year are running 33.7% behind of year-ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 imported 9.327 MMT of soybeans vs. 8.357 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 imported 11.591 MMT of soymeal vs. 12.654 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 imported 2.974 MMT of rapeseed vs. 2.801 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 imported 335,558 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 361,375 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 imported 2.017 MMT of sunflower meal vs. 2.386 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 imported 965,642 MT of sunflower oil vs. 1.114 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-Feb 24, 2018/19 imported 4.052 MMT of palm oil vs. 4.234 MMT a year ago

- Surveyor Intertek Testing Services estimated Malaysia's February 1-25 palm oil exports at 1,137,838 MT down 5.5% from a month ago

- Surveyor AmSpec Agri Malaysia estimated Malaysia's February 1-25 palm oil exports at 1,138,802 MT down 6.1% from a month ago