WHEAT

- Apr 6 -  Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat for June-August shipment

- Apr 3 - Algeria's OAIC seeks at least 50,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat for July shipment. Tender deadline is Apr 3, with offers remaining valid up to Apr 4

- Egypt's GASC cancelled its April 2 tender to buy an unspecified quantity of wheat shortly after announcing it

- Egypt has sufficient strategic wheat reserves to last for more than four months

- Apr 1 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 75,000 MT of optional-origin durum wheat for April 15-May 10 shipment:

  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Ameropa at 338.50 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Glencore at 342.19 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Glencore at 343.10 $/mt c&f

- Apr 1 - An importer in the Philippines is believed to have made no purchase in a tender for around 50,000 MT of feed wheat for May-June shipment, due to too high prices

- Mar 31 - Algeria's OAIC bought about 250,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat at around 245 $/mt c&f for June shipment

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended Mar 26 totaled 258,800 MT, incl. 72,900 MT for 2019/20, below market expectations (100-500 TMT). Export commitments for 2019/20 are running 1% ahead of year-ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 46.323 MMT of grain between July 1-Apr 3, 2019/20 vs. 38.345 MMT for the same period of last year, including 17.88 MMT of wheat (13.543 MMT a year ago), 23.548 MMT of corn (20.809 MMT) and 4.367 MMT of barley (3.346 MMT)

- Kazakhstan announced April wheat, flour export quotas; would allow exports of 200,000 tons of wheat and 70,000 tons of flour this month

- European Commission (EC) raised forecast of EU+UK soft wheat exports by 2 MMT to 30 MMT in 2019/20, up from 21.461 MMT in 2018/19

- FranceAgriMer estimated 62% of French soft wheat crops were in good/excellent condition by Mar 30, down 1% point from week earlier, and down compared to 84% a year earlier

CORN

- Apr 8 - Japan seeks 80,000 MT of feed wheat and 100,000 MT of feed barley in a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction

- Apr 7 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for Sept-Oct shipment

- Apr 3 - USDA announced export sales of 567,000 MT of US corn for delivery to China during 2019/20 (63,000 MT) and 2020/21 (504,000 MT)

- Apr 2 - South Korea Feed Association (KFA) in a private deal purchased 62,000 MT of Brazil corn from Posco at 184.43 $/mt c&f for Sept 30 arrival

- Apr 2 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) in a private deal purchased 69,000 MT of corn, probably from South America, from ADM at 188.49 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Aug 28 arrival

- Apr 1 - Algeria's ONAB bought 40,000 MT of corn, likely from the US, at around 192.5 $/mt c&f for April 20-May 5 shipment

- Apr 1 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 55,000 MT of US non-GMO corn from CJ International at 209.65 $/mt c&f for July arrival

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Mar 26 totaled 1,095,700 MT, incl. 1,075,400 MT for 2019/20 within expectations (700-1200 TMT). Export commitments for 2019/20 are running 26% behind of year-ago

- EC raised its forecast of EU 2019/20 barley exports by 700,000 MT to 11.7 MMT vs. 7.96 MMT in 2018/19

- Brazil’s Trade Ministry reported March corn exports at 494,570 MT, up from 346,351 MT in February but down vs. 826,719 MT in the year-ago month

- FranceAgriMer estimated 62% of French winter barley crops were in good/excellent condition by Mar 30, down 1% point from prior week, and down vs. 80% a year earlier. An estimated 97% of the spring barley area had been sown by Mar 30 vs. 99% a year ago

SOYBEAN

- Weekly US soybeans export sales data for week ended Mar 26 totaled 1,071,400 MT, incl. 957,400 MT for 2019/20, topped expectations (375-900 TMT). Export commitments for 2019/20 are running 15% behind of year-ago

- Weekly US soymeal export sales data for week ended Mar 26 of 109,300 MT, incl. 125,200 MT for 2019/20 within expectations (100-350 TMT). Export commitments for 2019/20 are running 6% behind of year-ago

- Buenos Aires Grains Exchange lowered its forecast of Argentine 2019/20 soybean production to 49.5 MMT from 52 MMT previously (55.1 MMT in 2018/19)           

- Brazil’s Trade Ministry reported March soybean exports at 11.644 MMT, up from 5.116 MMT in February and up vs. 8.459 MMT a year ago. Also Brazil exported 1.563 MMT of soymeal in March versus 770,613 MT the month before and 1.41 MMT a year ago; and 102,412 MT of soyoil compared to 60,350 MT in February and 78,056 MT a year ago

- FCStone cut its 2019/20 Brazilian soybean crop estimate to 120.1 MMT from 124.4 MMT previously forecasted