WHEAT

- April 9 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat for Sept-Oct shipment

- April 4 - Japan seeks 119,902 MT of food wheat for June shipments:

  • 19,270 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 40,520 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 24,464 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 35,648 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- April 3 - Japan bought 22,030 MT of feed grain (21,350 MT of wheat and 680 MT of barley) for Sept 26 arrival via SBS-tender. New SBS tender for 120,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley will be held on April 10

- April 2 - Algeria's OAIC bought at least 120,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat at around 235.5 $/mt c&f for May 16-31 shipment

- April 2 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat from CHS at 222.5 $/mt c&f for first half of September shipment

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending March 28, recorded 418,424 MT, within trade expectations (300-550 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 5.6% behind of year-ago

- USDA reports 56% of the winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition as of March 29, a point higher than its last update in late November and well above last year's 32%, also above an average of analyst expectations for 55%

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 exported 14.135 MMT of soft wheat compared to 15.119 MMT a year ago

- Russia’s Ag Min said Russia exported 36.7 MMT of grain between July 1-March 28, 2018/19, down 6.7% from 39.4 MMT a year ago

- Russia had 2,219,500 MT of grain in its federal intervention fund as of March 29 vs. 2,235,400 MT a week ago and 3,963,600 MT a year ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 38.3 MMT of grain between July 1-April 3, 2018/19 vs. 31 MMT for the same period of last season, including 13.5 MMT of wheat and 20.8 MMT of corn

CORN

- April 3 - Jordan has made no purchase in an international tender for 120,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley and may re-tender on April 17

- April 3 - South Korea's KFA (Korea Feed Association) bought 66,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Pan Ocean at 191.25 $/mt c&f + 1.00 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Oct 25 arrival

- April 1 - South Korea's Feed Leaders Committee (FLC) in a private deal purchased about 68,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Glencore at 189.89 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Nov 15 arrival

- April 1 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (NOFI) in a private deal bought 68,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Pan Ocean at 188.40 $/mt c&f + 1.0 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Nov 10 arrival

- April 1 - Argentina registered 433,200 MT of corn for export

- US corn export inspections for week, ending March 28, reported 1,259,267 MT, topped market expectations (700-1000 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 20.8% ahead of year-ago

- FCStone raised its estimate of 2018/19 Brazilian all-corn crop to 94.39 MMT from 93.84 MMT previously. Corn exports is expected at around 32 MMT

- Brazil’s Trade Ministry reported March corn exports at 891,946 MT, down from 1.752 MMT in February but up vs. 605,267 MT in the year-ago month

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 17, 2018/19 imported 18.674 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 13.249 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 exported 1.766 MMT of corn vs. 1.015 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 exported 3.373 MMT of barley vs. 4.553 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 exported 2.055 MMT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 2.177 MMT a year ago

- Ukraine’s Ag Min estimated early spring grain planting 61% done as of April 1. Ukrainian farmers planted 1.4 million ha of spring crops, thereof 984,000 ha of barley (63% of plan) and 217,000 ha of peas (62% of plan)

SOYBEAN

- April 1 - USDA announced export sales of 828,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2018/19

- April 1 - Argentina registered for export 136,829 MT of soymeal, 83,231 MT of soybean oil and 120,000 MT of soybeans

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending March 28, reported 730,806 MT, within trade estimates (500-900 TMT). Inspections for the 2018/19 marketing year are running 29.5% behind of year-ago

- USDA estimated US February 2019 soybean crush for crude oil at 4.883 million short tons, an 11.1% decrease from January, also below the last year level (4.949 mln tons in February 2018). Crude soyoil stocks rose to 1.763 billion lbs as of February 28 from 1.659 in January, but below the 2.05 bln lbs a year ago, while refined oil stocks were at 386.165 million lbs as of Feb 28 vs. 345.227 in Jan and 375.738 in Feb 2018. February US soy cake and meal stocks were at 263,515 tons vs. 380,224 in Jan and vs. 415,077 tons a year-ago

- FCStone raised its 2018/19 Brazilian soybean crop estimate to 115.7 MMT from 113 MMT previously forecasted. They upped its forecast of soybean exports in 2019 to 71.5 MMT from previous forecast of 70 MMT

- Brazil’s Trade Ministry reported March soybean exports at 8.955 MMT, up from 6.091 MMT in February and vs. 8.814 MMT a year ago. Also Brazil exported 1.605 MMT of soymeal in March versus 976,447 MT the month before and 1.323 MMT a year ago; and 114,079 MT of soyoil compared to 36,635 MT in February and 105,745 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 imported 10.828 MMT of soybeans vs. 9.717 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 imported 13.093 MMT of soymeal vs. 14.413 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 imported 3.406 MMT of rapeseed vs. 3.24 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 imported 372,321 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 407,384 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 imported 2.378 MMT of sunflower meal vs. 2.822 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 imported 1.159 MMT of sunflower oil vs. 1.296 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-March 31, 2018/19 imported 4.833 MMT of palm oil vs. 4.748 MMT a year ago

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 54,000 ha of sunflower or 1% of planned area as of April 1

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's March 1-31 palm oil exports at 1,577,521 MT up 28.1% from a month ago

- GAPKI estimated Indonesia's February exports of palm oil and palm kernel oil at 2.77 MMT, down 10.6% from the previous month (3.1 MMT in Jan) but up 16.7% compared to Feb 2018 (2.37 MMT)