WHEAT

- Oct 29 - Ethiopia seeks around 200,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat for shipment two months after contract award

- Oct 6 - Bangladesh seeks 50,000 MT of optional origin milling wheat for shipping within 40 days of the signing of the contract

- Oct 2 - Morocco’s ONICL tenders to buy 576,000 MT of EU milling wheat for arrival by Jan 31, 2020, and 45,455 MT of EU durum wheat for arrival by May 31, 2020, under a preferential-tariff quota

- Oct 1 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat for Dec-Jan shipment

- Oct 1 - Turkey's TMO seeks 32,000 MT of durum wheat for Oct 8-Nov 8 shipment

- Sept 26 - Japan seeks 122,346 MT of food wheat for Oct-Dec shipments:

  • 9,225 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 13,890 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 32,996 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 66,235 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Sept 25 - Egypt’s GASC seeks an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for Oct 26-Nov 5 shipment

- Sept 24 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat from Cerealcom Dolj at 221 $/mt c&f for the first half of December shipment

- Sept 24 - Taiwan Flour Millers' Association rejected all offers and made no purchase in a tender for 110,300 MT of US milling wheat in two consignments: 56,250 MT for Nov 3-17 and 54,050 MT for Nov 19-Dec 3 shipments. Prices were regarded as too high

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Sept 19, recorded 476,173 MT, within expectations (300-600 TMT). Inspections for 2019/20 are running 22.3% ahead of year-ago

- USDA estimated the US spring wheat harvest as 87% complete by Sept 22, ahead of expectations (83%), but below 5-year mean (97%) and last year pace (99%)

- USDA said the US winter wheat plantings at 22% complete as of Sept 22, ahead of expectations (18%), but behind last-year score (26%) and 5-year mean (24%)

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 12.43 MMT of grain between July 1-Sept 24, 2019 vs. 8.318 MMT for the same period of last year, including 7.703 MMT of wheat (4.813 MMT a year ago), 1.934 MMT of corn (1.418 MMT) and 2.762 MMT of barley (1.923 MMT)

- Ukrainian farms have sown as of Sept 24 a total of 2.3 million hectares of winter grains for the 2019 harvest, or 32% of the expected area of 7.27 million, incl. 2.15 million hectares of winter wheat and 102,400 hectares of winter barley

- Ukrainian grain stocks were at 21.108 MMT as of September 1, up 0.5% from a year earlier, incl. 15.334 MMT of wheat (14.965 MMT a year ago), 3.27 MMT of barley (2.98 MMT a year ago) and 1.271 MMT of corn (1.943 MMT a year ago). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- Kazakhstan has cuts its 2019 grain harvest forecast to 18.0-18.5 MMT from 20 MMT previously. Kazakh farmers harvested 12.441 MMT of all grains as of September 25, down vs. 13.912 MMT a year ago. Yields totalled 1.13 mt/ha down from 1.28 mt/ha a year ago

- Russia's Ag Min has raised its 2019 wheat crop forecast from 75 to 78 MMT

- Brazil plans to introduce a 750,000-MT tariff-free quota for wheat imports from countries outside of the South American Mercosur trade bloc in November

- Egypt has enough strategic wheat reserves to cover its needs through to Feb 7, 2020

CORN

- Oct 1 - Turkey's TMO seeks 200,000 MT of feed barley (16x12.5 TMT) for Nov 7-25 shipment

- Sept 25 - Taiwan's MFIG bought 65,000 MT of Brazil corn from Glencore at a premium of 126.79 USc/bushel c&f over the Chicago March 2020 corn contract (202 $/mt, c&f) for Nov 28-Dec 17 shipment

- Sept 23 - USDA announced export sales of 200,000 MT of US corn for delivery to Mexico during 2019/20

- Sept 19 - China sold 258,873 MT of corn from state reserves, or 7.4% of the offered amount (3.493 MMT), at average price of 1,678 RMB/mt. So, so far a total of 21.616 MMT of the country’s auctioned off from May 23, from a total of 70.08 MMT offered, all coming from the 2014 and 2015 harvests

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Sept 19, reported 233,993 MT, below expectations (400-700 TMT). Inspections for 2019/20 are running 63.3% behind of year-ago

- USDA rated 57% of the US corn crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Sept 22, up 2% points from prior week, ahead of expectation (55%) but down compared to 69% a year-ago. USDA estimated 7% of the US corn crop was harvested, behind of expectations (9%), below last year’s pace (15%) and the 5-year mean (11%)

- Ukrainian farmers have harvested 4.098 MMT of corn from 13.9% area with the average yield of 5.94 mt/ha as of Sept 24

- Japan's use of corn in animal feed totalled 49% in July 2019, down by 0.2% point from prior month but up by 0.9% point from year-ago level (48.1% in July 2018). Its use of barley rose by 0.1% point to at 3.5% (3.6% a year ago); while wheat usage left at 1.6% (1.8% year-ago). Sorghum usage in feed rations unchanged from prior month at 1.8% (2.3% in July 2018)             

- China has allowed imports of sugar beet pulp from Belarus

SOYBEAN

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Sept 19, reported 922,550 MT, topped trade expectations (600-900 TMT). Inspections for the 2019/20 marketing year are running 7.5% behind of year-ago

- USDA rated 54% of the US soybean crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Sept 22, unchanged from prior week, in line with expectations, down compared to 68% a year-ago

- Ukrainian farmers have harvested 8.807 MMT of sunflowerseed from 66.2% area with the average yield of 2.27 mt/ha as of Sept 24

- Ukrainian farmers have harvested 1.824 MMT of soybean from 50.1% area with the average yield of 2.31 mt/ha as of Sept 24

- Ukrainian farmers have planted 981,000 hectares of winter rapeseed (91.4% of plan) as of Sept 24

- Ukrainian sunflower stocks were at 1.524 MMT as of September 1, down 16.9% from a year earlier (1.835 MMT). The data does not include grain stored at small farms

- China has approved soymeal exports from seven soybean crushing plants in Argentina

- Egypt has cooking oil reserves sufficient until Jan 6, 2020

- Surveyor AmSpec Agri Malaysia estimated Malaysia's Sept 1-25 palm oil exports at 1,096,609 MT down 19.7% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's Sept 1-25 palm oil exports at 1,102,946 MT down 20% from a month ago