WHEAT

- July 8 - Syria's Hoboob seeks 200,000 MT of soft wheat from Russia for July 15-Sept 15 shipment

- July 1 - Jordan Silos & Supply General Company seeks 25,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat for September 1-15 shipment          

- June 21 - Taiwan Flour Millers' Association seeks 83,200 MT of US milling wheat in two consignments: 39,425 MT for August 4-18 and 43,775 MT for Aug 19-Sept 2 shipments

- June 20 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat for Oct-Nov shipment

- June 13 - Importers in the Philippines bought about 110,000 MT of optional-origin feed wheat in two consignments of 55,000 MT at 210 $/mt c&f for shipment in the second half of July and 215 $/mt c&f for shipment in the second half of August. Black Sea milling wheat, 11.5% protein, was being offered at 220-225 $/mt, c&f

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended June 6 totaled 47,600 MT MT for 2019/20. Export commitments for 2019/20 are running 35% ahead of year-ago

- Russian farmers have sown 11.9 million ha of spring wheat or 98% of planned area as of June 14 vs. 11.5 million ha a year ago

- Rosario grain exchange expected Argentine 2019/20 wheat production at a record 22 MMT (19.5 MMT in 2018/19)

- Strategie Grains cut its forecast of EU 2019 soft wheat crop to 142.8 MMT from 143.9 MMT previously, but up 12% versus last year (127.1 MMT in 2018). They lowered forecast of 2019/20 EU soft wheat exports by 1 MMT to 22.1 MMT, still up from the 21 MMT exported in 2018/19

- FranceAgriMer estimated 80% of French soft wheat crops were in good/excellent condition by June 10, unchanged from week earlier and vs. 76% a year ago

CORN

- June 26 - Taiwan Sugar Corp seeks 30,000 MT of US corn for Aug 27-Sept 25 shipment

- June 14 - Turkey's TMO bought 100,000 MT of corn for June 22-July 7 shipment:

  • 40,000 MT from Dreyfus at 193.90 $/mt c&f Derince;
  • 30,000 MT from Dreyfus at 195.60 $/mt c&f Izmir;
  • 10,000 MT from Hakan at 194.95 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
  • 10,000 MT from Hakan at 195.40 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
  • 10,000 MT from Hakan at 195.90 $/mt c&f Bandirma

- June 14 - USDA announced export sales of 125,613 MT of US corn for delivery to unknown destinations during 2019/20

- June 13 - USDA announced export sales of 175,000 MT of US corn for delivery to Mexico during 2019/20

- India allowed two state-run trading companies to import 100,000 MT of corn (MMTC and NAFED, 50,000 MT each) at a concessional 15% import tax

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended June 6 totaled 262,600 MT, incl. 168,500 MT for 2018/19 below expectations (250-550 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 14% behind of year-ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 48.34 MMT of grain between July 1-June 14, 2018/19 vs. 38.25 MMT for the same period of last season, including 15.42 MMT of wheat (16.63 MMT a year ago), 28.65 MMT of corn (17.19 MMT) and 3.53 MMT of barley (4.21 MMT)

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 4.81 million ha of corn or 103.1% of planned area as of June 14

- Russian farmers have sown 7.9 million ha of spring barley or 101.4% of planned area as of June 14 vs. 7.4 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 2.6 million ha of corn or 101.2% of planned area as of June 14 vs. 2.6 million ha a year ago

- Rosario grain exchange raised its forecast of Argentine 2018/19 corn crop to 50.5 MMT from 48.5 MMT previously

- Strategie Grains lowered its forecast of EU 2019 barley crop to 59.6 MMT from 60.3 MMT previously, still 7% above the 2018/19 crop (55.7 MMT)

- Strategie Grains raised its forecast of EU 2019 corn crop to 63.4 MMT from 62.9 MMT previously, a 3% increase on 2018/19 (61.7 MMT)

- FranceAgriMer estimated 82% of corn crops were in good/excellent condition by June 10, unchanged from prior week and vs. 74% a year ago

- FranceAgriMer estimated 74% of French winter barley crops were in good/excellent condition by June 10, unchanged from prior week and vs. 74% a year ago. Spring barley rating was at 87% in good to excellent vs. 88% last week and vs. 77% a year ago

SOYBEAN

- June 14 - USDA announced export sales of 260,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery during 2018/19 to China (130 TMT) and unknown destinations (130 TMT). Also USDA announced cancellations of export sales of 136,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2018/19

- Weekly US soybeans export sales data for week ended June 6 totaled 531,100 MT, incl. 255,900 MT for 2018/19, within expectations (200-500 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 16% behind of year-ago

- Weekly US soymeal export sales data for week ended June 6 of 154,000 MT, incl. 112,500 MT for 2018/19, within expectations (100-250 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running in line with a year-ago

- Rosario grain exchange decreased its estimate for Argentine 2018/19 soy harvest to 56.5 MMT from 57 MMT previously

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 5.76 million ha of sunflower or 100.8% of planned area as of June 14

- Ukrainian farmers have sown 1.6 million ha of soybeans or 87.8% of planned area as of June 14

- Russian farmers have sown 8.1 million ha of sunflower or 104.8% of planned area as of June 14 vs. 7.8 million ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 2.8 million ha of soybeans or 91.7% of planned area as of June 14 vs. 2,6 million ha a year ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's June 1-15 palm oil exports at 655,777 MT down 15.3% from a month ago

- Surveyor AmSpec Agri Malaysia estimated Malaysia's June 1-15 palm oil exports at 636,837 MT down 18.9% from a month ago