WHEAT

- April 4 - Feed mills in the Philippines bought 50,000 MT of feed wheat from Black Sea region in two consignments at 212-220 $/mt c&f for June 5-25 and June 20-July 10 shipment

- April 3 - Argentina registered 107,580 MT of wheat for export

- This week price of Black Sea wheat with 11.5% protein was quoted around 220 $/mt c&f Indonesia, for August shipment; for July arrival, the price was about 225 $/mt c&f

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended March 28 totaled 1,017,500 MT, incl. 704,700 MT for 2018/19, topped expectation (300-600 TMT) and 312,800 MT for 2019/20, also above expectation (0-200 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 6% ahead of year-ago

- Informa Economics projected of US winter wheat harvest for 2019/20 at 1.276 billion bushels

- FranceAgriMer estimated 84% of French soft wheat crops were in good/excellent condition by April 1, down 1% point from week earlier but up compared to 78% a year earlier

CORN

- April 17 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for Sept-Oct shipment

- April 3 - Argentina registered 870,280 MT of corn for export

- India has allowed poultry producers and starch manufacturers to import up to 100,000 MT of non-GM corn at a reduced duty of 15% (instead of 60%)

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended March 28 totaled 630,300 MT, incl. 537,300 MT for 2018/19, below expectations (700-1100 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 9% behind of year-ago

- Informa Economics raised its forecast of Brazil's 2018/19 corn production to 94.5 MMT, up from its previous estimate

- Informa Economics forecast Argentina's 2018/19 corn production at 46.5 MMT

- Russian Ag Min estimated spring grain planting 3.1% (or 903,000 ha) done as of April 4 vs. 348,300 ha a year ago. Russian farmers have sown 401,800 ha of spring barley or 5.1% of planned area

- Ukraine’s Ag Min estimated early spring grain planting 78% done as of April 5. Ukrainian farmers planted 1.8 million ha of spring crops, thereof 1.261 million ha of barley (81% of plan) and 254,000 ha of peas (75% of plan)

- FranceAgriMer estimated 80% of French winter barley crops were in good/excellent condition by April 1, down 1% point from prior week but up vs. 74% a year earlier. An estimated 100% of the spring barley area had been sown by April 1, up from 78% a year ago

- FranceAgriMer estimated corn planting 8% done as of April 1 (2% a week-ago), vs. last year’s pace of 0%

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange forecasts Argentine 2018/19 sorghum crop at 2.5 MMT, down from 2.7 MMT in 2017/18

SOYBEAN

- April 4 - Argentina registered 99,500 MT of soybean oil for export

- April 3 - Argentina registered for export 210,000 MT of soymeal, 239,584 MT of soybean oil and 146,000 MT of soybeans

- Weekly US soybeans export sales data for week ended March 28 totaled 1,992,200 MT, incl. 1,971,700 MT for 2018/19, topped expectations (800-1500 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 15% behind of year-ago

- Weekly US soymeal export sales data for week ended March 28 of 190,400 MT, incl. 190,300 MT for 2018/19, within expectations (100-350 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 2% ahead of year-ago

- Informa Economics forecast Brazil's 2018/19 soybean production at 114,5 MMT

- Informa Economics forecast Argentina's 2018/19 soybean production at 55 MMT

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 123,000 ha of sunflower or 2% of planned area as of April 4