WHEAT

- April 30 - Jordan has made no purchase in an international tender for 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat

- April 29 - Argentina registered 115,000 MT of wheat for export

- April 26 - Saudi Arabia’s SAGO bought 620,000 MT of wheat (12.5% protein) of EU, North and South American (excl. Canadian) and Australian origin at an average price of 233.72 $/mt c&f in 10 consignments for July-Sept shipment to the ports of Jeddah (370 TMT) and Dammam (250 TMT):

  • Jeddah sea port:
    • 60,000 MT from Holbud Limited at 237.68 $/mt c&f (Jul 1-10);
    • 60,000 MT from Holbud Limited at 229.50 $/mt c&f (Aug 10-20);
    • 55,000 MT from Lansing Trade Group at 237.73 $/mt c&f (Jul 10-20);
    • 65,000 MT from Bunge at 233.00 $/mt c&f (Jul 20-30);
    • 65,000 MT from ADM Hellas at 227.38 $/mt c&f (Aug 1-10);
    • 65,000 MT from ADM Hellas at 221.51 $/mt c&f (Aug 20-30);
  • Dammam Sea Port:
    • 65,000 MT from Cofco Resources at 245.61 $/mt c&f (Jul 10-20);
    • 65,000 MT from Bunge at 243.00 $/mt c&f (Aug 1-10);
    • 60,000 MT from Holbud Limited at 232.50 $/mt c&f (Aug 20-30);
    • 60,000 MT from Holbud Limited at 229.47 $/mt c&f (Sep 1-10)

- April 25 - Morocco's ONICL received no offers in a tender to import up to 363,636 MT of EU soft wheat under preferential tariff quota for arrival by May 31         

- April 24 - Algeria's OAIC bought around 200,000-250,000 MT of optional-origin durum wheat at around 268-270 $/mt c&f for June shipment        

- India raised the customs import duty on wheat to 40% from 30% to support local farmers, as the country is set for a record rise in output for the third year in a row

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending April 25, recorded 630,402 MT, within trade expectations (400-850 TMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 2.4% behind of year-ago

- USDA reports 64% of the winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition as of April 28, up 2% points from prior week and ahead of analyst expectations (62%), well above last year's 33%. USDA said spring wheat was 13% planted, well behind the five-year average of 33% but above an average of analysts' forecasts for 12% and last year's 9%

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 exported 16.911 MMT of soft wheat compared to 17.31 MMT a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 1.2 million ha of spring wheat or 9.8% of planned area as of April 29 vs. 374,700 ha a year ago

CORN

- April 29 - Argentina registered 952,770 MT of corn for export

- US corn export inspections for week, ending April 25, reported 1,366,230 MT, topped trade estimates (0.85-1.3 MMT). Inspections for 2018/19 are running 10.7% ahead of year-ago

- USDA said the US corn crop was 15% planted by April 28, matching last-year’s level, slightly above an average of analysts' forecasts of 14% but well behind the five-year average of 27%

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 imported 20.104 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 14.501 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 exported 2.021 MMT of corn vs. 1.305 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 exported 3.834 MMT of barley vs. 4.82 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 exported 2.273 MMT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 2.366 MMT a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 3.3 million ha of spring barley or 41.6% of planned area as of April 29 vs. 1.5 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 1 million ha of corn or 39.7% of planned area as of April 29

SOYBEAN

- April 29 - Argentina registered for export 518,085 MT of soymeal and 602,529 MT of soybeans

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending April 25, reported 491,600 MT, within trade expectations (350-550 TMT). Inspections for the 2018/19 marketing year are running 27.5% behind of year-ago

- USDA said 3% of the US soybean crop was planted as of April 28, behind of market forecasts (4%) and compared to 5% last year and a 6% five-year average

- Argentine March soybean crush was reported at 2.9 MMT, up 23.6% from 2.35 MMT in February but down 4.9% from last year. In the first three months of the year, the country crushed 7.75 MMT of soybean vs. 8.16 MMT in the same period last year

- Stocks of soybean oil at Argentine mills totals 169,665 MT at the end of March 2019, down by 45.4% from a year-ago

- Stocks of soymeal at Argentine mills totals 622,274 MT at the end of March 2019, down 17.1% vs. a year-ago

- Argentine March sunflower crush was reported at 342,187 MT, up 35.5% from 252,497 MT in February but down 13% from last year. In the first three months of the year, the country crushed 877,243 MT of sunflower vs. 820,159 MT in the same period last year

- Stocks of sunoil at Argentine mills totals 85,692 MT at the end of March 2019, down by 22.6% from a year-ago

- Stocks of sunflower meal at Argentine mills totals 115.271 MT at the end of March 2019, up by 77% from a year-ago

- Strategie Grains cut its forecast of the EU's 2019/20 rapeseed production to 12-year low 18.85 MMT from 19.32 MMT previously, down 5.7% from an estimated 20 MMT in 2018/19

- Strategie Grains lowered forecast of the EU's 2019/20 soybean production from 2.75 to 2.71 MMT, down 1.3% from 2018/19

- Strategie Grains upped forecast of the EU's 2019/20 sunflower seed production from 9.25 to 9.44 MMT, down 0.8% from an estimated 9.52 MMT in 2018/19

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 imported 12.278 MMT of soybeans vs. 11.097 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 imported 14.172 MMT of soymeal vs. 15.649 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 imported 3.555 MMT of rapeseed vs. 3.622 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 imported 398,006 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 442,235 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 imported 2.716 MMT of sunflower meal vs. 3.118 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 imported 1.35 MMT of sunflower oil vs. 1.42 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 28, 2018/19 imported 5.327 MMT of palm oil vs. 5.331 MMT a year ago

- Surveyor AmSpec Agri Malaysia estimated Malaysia's April 1-30 palm oil exports at 1,576,442 MT up 2% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's April 1-30 palm oil exports at 1,584,660 MT up 0.5% from a month ago

- Russian farmers have sown 1.8 million ha of sunflower or 22.7% of planned area as of April 29 vs. 1.1 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 296,900 ha of soybeans or 9.7% of planned area as of April 29 vs. 175,200 ha a year ago