WHEAT

- Apr 10 - Turkey's TMO seeks 250,000 MT of red milling wheat for April 25-May 15 shipment

- Apr 9 - Japan seeks 128,760 MT of food wheat for June shipments:

  • 24,035 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 34,850 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 34,995 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 34,880 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Ethiopia postponed a tender to buy 400,000 MT of milling wheat to April 23 instead of April 7

- Apr 6 - Jordan bought 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat from Ameropa: 60,000 MT at 233.5 $/mt c&f for shipment in the second half of June and 60,000 MT at 226.5 $/mt c&f for shipment in the first half of July

- Apr 3 - Algeria's OAIC have made no purchase in tender for at least 50,000 MT of milling wheat for July shipment. OAIC's bid of 215 $/mt was below best offers of 230 $/mt

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Apr 2, recorded 320,371 MT, within expectations (300-550 TMT). Inspections for 2019/20 are running 7.2% ahead of year-ago

- USDA reports 62% of the winter wheat crop is in good to excellent condition as of April 5, above last year's 60%, also above an average of analyst expectations for 56%

- Saudi Arabia's SAGO is asking Saudi investors abroad to import 355,000 MT of wheat into the kingdom

- Syria's state grain buyer Hoboob said the country had received 25,000 MT of wheat from Russia

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 exported 24.775 MMT of soft wheat compared to 14.937 MMT a year ago

- France's farm ministry put the soft wheat sowing area for this year's harvest at 4.626 million hectares, down 7.5% from 2019 and by 8% below the average of the past five years

- Russian farmers have sown 375,600 ha of spring wheat or 3.1% of planned area as of April 7 vs. 63,600 ha a year ago

CORN

- May 12 - Syria's General Foreign Trade Organisation seeks 50,000 MT of yellow corn with delivery within four months of the supply contract being confirmed or following the opening of a letter of credit on the purchase. Offers must be submitted in euros

- Apr 8 - Taiwan's MFIG seeks 65,000 MT of corn from the US, Brazil, Argentina or South Africa for June-July shipment

- Apr 7 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (Nofi) bought 131,000 MT of optional-origin corn: 65,000 MT from CHS at 187.15 $/mt c&f for August 15 arrival and 66,000 MT from Olam at 184.99 $/mt c&f for September 5 arrival

- Apr 7 - South Korea Feed Association (KFA) bought 58,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Glencore at 181.82 $/mt c&f for September 20 arrival

- Apr 7 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley from GTCS at 199 $/mt c&f for shipment in the first half of September

- US corn export inspections for week, ending Apr 2, reported 1,271,481 MT, topped expectations (800-1200 TMT). Inspections for 2019/20 are running 37.1% behind of year-ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 imported 16.048 MMT of corn (maize) vs. 18.906 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 exported 4.008 MMT of corn vs. 1.832 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 exported 5.37 MMT of barley vs. 3.541 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 exported 2.132 MT of malt in barley equivalent vs. 2.099 MT a year ago

- France's farm ministry projected the all-barley area at 1.998 mln ha, up 2,8% vs. 2019 and up 6.6% from five-year average

- Russian farmers have sown 1.5 million ha of spring barley or 18.8% of planned area as of April 7 vs. 599,500 ha a year ago

- Russian farmers have sown 178,300 ha of corn or 6.5% of planned area as of April 7 vs. 200 ha a year ago

SOYBEAN

- May 12 - Syria's General Foreign Trade Organisation seeks 50,000 MT of soymeal with delivery within four months of the supply contract being confirmed or following the opening of a letter of credit on the purchase. Offers must be submitted in euros

- Apr 5 - Egypt’s GASC bought 12,000 MT of local soybean oil from Watanya/Cargill at 10,225 EGP/mt (648.8 $/mt) for May 1-25 arrival

- US soybean export inspections for week, ending Apr 2, reported 298,124 MT, below trade expectations (300-650 TMT). Inspections for the 2019/20 marketing year are running 5.7% ahead of year-ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 imported 10.928 MMT of soybeans vs. 11.28 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 imported 13.64 MMT of soymeal vs. 13.346 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 imported 4.929 MMT of rapeseed vs. 3.407 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 imported 841,435 MT of sunflowerseed vs. 374,130 MT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 imported 2.337 MMT of sunflower meal vs. 2.415 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 imported 1.731 MMT of sunflower oil vs. 1.222 MMT a year ago

- EU this season in period of July 1-April 5, 2019/20 imported 4.208 MMT of palm oil vs. 5.036 MMT a year ago

- France's farm ministry estimated the total rapeseed area this year at 1.075 mln ha, down 2.8% from 2019 and 25.1% below five-year average

- Russian farmers have sown 464,700 ha of sunflower or 5.7% of planned area as of April 7 vs. 16,300 ha a year ago