WHEAT

- April 25 - Morocco’s ONICL tenders to buy 363,636 MT of EU soft wheat under preferential tariff quota for arrival by May 31

- April 23 - Taiwan Flour Millers' Association seeks 109,175 MT of US milling wheat in two consignments: 54,175 MT for June 7-21 and 55,000 MT for June 22-July 6 shipments

- April 18 - Japan seeks 97,175 MT of food wheat for June shipments:

  • 10,685 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 24,365 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 34,995 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat;
  • 27,130 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- April 17 - Philippines importers are seeking up to 220,000 MT of feed wheat for June, July, August and September shipment

- April 16 - Jordan has made no purchase in an international tender for 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat and re-tender on April 23

- March 25 - Bangladesh bought 50,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat from J.K. International at 267.1 $/mt CIF liner out for shipping within 40 days of the signing of the contract

- USDA reports 60% of the winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition as of April 14, unchanged from prior week and in line with analyst expectations but well above last year's 31%. USDA said spring wheat was just 2% planted, well behind the five-year average of 13% and below an average of analysts' forecasts for 4%

- Germany's association of farm cooperatives forecasts country’s 2019 wheat crop at 24.44 MMT, a 20.6% increase from last year

- Russia’s Ag Min said Russia exported 38.3 MMT of grain between July 1-April 11, 2018/19, down from 40.8 MMT a year ago   

- Russia had 2,166,000 MT of grain in its federal intervention fund as of April 12 vs. 2,203,600 MT a week ago and 3,963,600 MT a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 288,100 ha of spring wheat or 2.4% of planned area as of April 17 vs. 97,000 ha a year ago

CORN

- May 8 - Indian state-run trading company MMTC seeks an unspecified amount of non-GM yellow corn for May 29-June 20 shipment. The tender closes on May 8 and offers must remain valid until May 26

- April 17 - Taiwan's MFIG bought 65,000 MT of US/Brazil corn from CHS at a premium of 107.79 USc/bushel c&f over the Chicago September contract (191 $/mt, c&f) for June 27-July 16 shipment

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

- April 17 - 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 April 24        

- USDA said the US corn crop was 3% planted by April 14, in line with last-year’s level, but behind an average of expectations and the five-year average (5%)

- Germany's association of farm cooperatives expect country’s 2019 corn crop at 4.28 MMT, a 28% rise from last year

- Germany's association of farm cooperatives expect increasing of country’s winter barley crop by 34.6% to 9.92 MMT this year and 5.1% drop of spring barley crop to 2.09 MMT

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 40.2 MMT of grain between July 1-Apr 17, 2018/19 vs. 32.3 MMT for the same period of last season, including 13.96 MMT of wheat (14.6 MMT a year ago) and 22.15 MMT of corn (13.38 MMT)

- Ukraine’s Ag Min estimated early spring grain planting 91% done as of April 17. Ukrainian farmers planted 2.1 million ha of spring crops, thereof 1.5 million ha of barley (94% of plan) and 283,000 ha of peas (83% of plan)

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 264,000 ha of corn or 6% of planned area as of April 17

- Russian farmers have sown 1.4 million ha of spring barley or 18.1% of planned area as of April 17 vs. 480,600 ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 255,100 ha of corn or 9.8% of planned area as of April 17 vs. 290,200 ha a year ago

- Chinese pork prices are expected to jump more than 70% from the previous year in the second half of 2019

- EU expects to see higher pork exports and prices this year, fuelled by growing demand from China

SOYBEAN

- NOPA said its members crushed a bigger-than-expected 170.011 million bushels of soybeans during March (168.028 million bu – average expectations, 155.0-171.4 – range).  NOPA processors crashed 154.498 mln bu in February and 171.858 mln bu a year ago. Soyoil stocks rose to 1.761 billion lbs as of March 31 from 1.752 a month earlier, but behind the average expectations of 1.783 billion lbs and below last year’s level of 1.946 billion lbs. Soymeal exports raised to 844,294 tons from 784,660 tons in February but below the 878,582 tons a year-ago

- Germany's association of farm cooperatives forecast the country's 2019 winter rapeseed crop will fall 11.6% on year to 3.24 MMT

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 1 million ha of sunflower or 18% of planned area as of April 17

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 31,000 ha of soybeans or 2% of planned area as of April 17

- Russian farmers have sown 482,800 ha of sunflower or 6.2% of planned area as of April 17 vs. 378,500 ha a year ago

- India imported 1.447 MMT of veg oils (edible & non-edible) in March vs. 1.243 MMT in February, up 26% from 1.146 MMT a year ago

- India imported 474,770 MT of crude palm oil in March vs. 497,655 MT in February and vs. 591,985 MT a year ago. India's Nov-Mar 2018/19 imports totals 2.856 MMT vs. 2.979 MMT a year ago

- India imported 312,673 MT of RBD palmolein in March vs. 241,101 MT in February and vs. 163,222 MT a year ago. India's Nov-Mar 2018/19 imports totals 960,573 MT vs. 770,581 MT a year ago

- India imported 292,925 MT of soybean oil in March vs. 220,376 MT in February and vs. 115,102 MT a year ago. India's Nov-Mar 2018/19 imports totals 988,345 MT vs. 826,937 MT a year ago

- India imported 297,887 MT of sunflower oil in March vs. 200,358 MT in February and vs. 210,269 MT a year ago. India's Nov-Mar 2018/19 imports totals 1.1 MMT vs. 1.024 MMT a year ago

- India's stock of edible oils at various ports and in pipelines as of April 1, 2019 increased to 2.37 MMT from 2.195 MMT a month ago and vs. the last year's 2.112 MMT. India's monthly requirement is about 1.9 MMT