WHEAT

- Bangladesh tenders to import 100,000 tons of wheat. The tender will open on Mar 1 and will be valid until Mar 12

- Feb 20 - Morocco seeks 360,000 tons of EU soft wheat and 45,000 tons of EU durum wheat under reduced-tariff import quotas

- Feb 19 - Morocco seeks 360,000 tons of US soft wheat and 306,000 tons of US durum wheat under reduced-tariff import quotas

- Egypt's GASC tenders to buy at least 10,000 tons of wheat sourced from wheat inventories already in Egypt

- Argentina clears extra 1 MMT of 2014/15 wheat for export in addition to the 2.5 MMT already cleared for export in this season

- Philippines, Thailand, and South Korea seeking French wheat cargoes

- Feb 12 - South Korea KFA canceled tender for 30,000 tons of optional origin feed wheat for May shipment. Lowest offer was 239.86 $/t c&f plus a 1.25 $/t surcharge for additional port unloading

- Feb 12 - Japan bought 129,395 tons of food wheat for April shipment:

  • 14,080 tons of US western white wheat
  • 8,380 tons of US HRW wheat
  • 18,495 tons of US dark northern spring wheat
  • 61,400 tons of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 27,040 tons of Australian white wheat

- Feb 11 - Jordan bought 100,000 tons of optional-origin hard milling wheat at 239 $/t c&f for Sep shipment

- Feb 11 - South Korea's MFG bought 45,000 tons of optional origin feed wheat at 234 $/t c&f plus a 1.50 $/t surcharge for extra port for June arrival

- Feb 11 - South Korea's NOFI bought 55,000 tons of feed wheat at 233.80 $/t c&f plus a 1.25 $/t surcharge for additional port unloading for June shipment

- Feb 10 - South Korea's CJ Cheiljedang Corp. bought 97,000 tons of Australian, US milling wheat (50,000 tons of Australian and 47,000 tons of US) for June- July shipment

- Feb 5 - Turkey's TMO bought 60,000 tons of optional-origin durum wheat at between 419.8-446.0 $/t c&f for Feb-Mar shipment

- Feb 5 - Philippines feed makers bought about 93,000 tons of optional-origin feed wheat at 233 $/t c&f and 227 $/t c&f for June-July shipment

- Egypt may tap into a special $100 million credit line which the United States made available to the Egyptian government a few years ago to buy US wheat in international tenders

- Jan 26 - Bahrain bought about 25,000 tons of wheat (11.5 and 14% protein) from Australia for March-April shipment

- Russia bought 352,870 tons of intervention grains between Sept 30, 2014 – Feb 11, 2015, including 147,690 tons, barley – 113,650 tons and rye – 91,530 tons

- Russia's Ag Min has decided to leave its intervention prices for grain unchanged

- Russia Ag Min said Russia has exported about 23.616 MMT of grain between July 1 – Feb 11, 2014/15, including wheat – 18.557 MMT, barley – 3.473 MMT, corn – 1.272 MMT

- Russia's Ag Min said Russia cannot exempt wheat supplies to Egypt from a recently launched export tax

- Russia's Ag Min estimated Russia's January grain exports at 2 MMT vs. expected volume of 1 MMT

- Russia's Ag Min estimated Russia's February grain exports at 1.2 MMT

- IKAR estimated 2014/15 Russian grain exports at 28.7 MMT

- IKAR estimated Russia's 2015 grain crop at 85-95 MMT vs. 104 MMT in 2014

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 22.662 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – Feb 11, 2015 including wheat – 8.895 MMT, corn – 9.721 MMT and barley – 3.804 MMT

- China sold 8,098 tons (21% of the 37,810 tons) of imported wheat and 34% of the 805,872 tons of domestic wheat offered in auction

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan exported 4.068 MMT of grain between July 1 – February 10 vs. 5.526 MMT a year ago

- Kazakhstan's grain stocks as of Feb 1, 2015 accounted 11.881 MMT, including 8.597 MMT of milling wheat

- Informa Economics estimated 2015/16 global wheat crop at 720.3 MMT vs. previous estimate of 718.2 MMT and vs. 2014/15 estimate of 722.5 MMT

- CME to launch EU wheat futures by end-April

- UK customs data showed the UK exported 224,881 tons of wheat in December. Cumulative exports for the 2014/15 totalled 938,155 tons vs. 225,775 tons in the same period of the previous season

- Libya wheat reserves to last two to three months without fresh supplies

- French government said grain stocks in France as of January 1 were at 22.7 MMT vs. 19.6 MMT a year ago

- France's farm ministry estimated 2015 winter soft wheat area at 5.13 MH vs. previous estimate of 5.10 MH and up 3.1% from a year ago

- ABARES estimated Australia's 2014/15 wheat crop at 23.61 MMT vs. previous estimate of 23.22 MMT

- Strategie Grains estimated EU's 2014/15 soft wheat exports at 32.5 MMT (record) vs. previous estimate of 29.3 MMT

- Strategie Grains estimated EU's 2015/16 soft wheat exports at over 29.0 MMT up 2.0 MMT from previous estimate

CORN

- Feb 12 - South Korea KFA bought up to 60,000 tons of optional origin corn from CHS at 204.25 $/t c&f+1.5 $/t surcharge for extra port unloading for August shipment

- Feb 12 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 53,000 tons of opional-origin corn from ADM Asia Pacific at 200.75 $/t c&f incl. surcharge for unloading at a second port for June arrival

- Feb 11 - South Korea's NOFI bought up to 128,000 tons of optional origin corn at 203.48 $/t and 205.4 $/t c&f+1.5 $/t surcharge for extra port unloading for August shipment

- Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia was seeking corn from Argentina for May shipment

- Feb 10 - Taiwan's MFIG bought 60,000 tons of US corn for April - May shipment

- Taiwan last week purchased about 60,000 tons of US corn for April shipment at a premium of around 125 to 128 cents a bushel c&f over the Chicago July corn contract

- Informa Economics estimated 2015/16 global corn crop at 967.9 MMT vs. previous estimate of 965.6 MMT and vs. 2014/15 estimate of 985.8 MMT

- CNGOIC estimated China's 2014/15 corn imports at 3.0 MMT vs. previous estimate of 2.7 MMT

- USDA estimated China's 2014/15 corn imports at 2.5 MMT vs. January estimate of 2 MMT

- Conab estimated 2014/15 Brazilian corn crop at 78.4 MMT vs. previous estimate of 79.1 MMT

- Lanworth estimated Brazil's 2014/15 corn crop at 75.5 MMT vs. previous estimate of 75.7 MMT

- Lanworth estimated Argentina's 2014/15 corn crop at 28.8 MMT vs. previous estimate of 28.5 MMT

- Rosario Grains Exchange estimated Argentina's 2014/15 corn crop at 23.5 MMT vs. previous estimate of 22.4 MMT

- Buenos Aires Grains Exchange estimated Argentina's 2014/15 corn crop at 22.5 MMT

- CEC in its final figures estimated South Africa's 2014 maize crop at 14.25 MMT, highest since 1981

- US Ethanol stocks climbed to 21.14 million barrels in the week ending Feb. 6, the largest in 2 years on rising output

SOYBEAN

- Feb 13 - USDA announced 110,000 tons of US soybeans sold to China for 2015/16 shipment

- Feb 9 - USDA announced 120,000 tons of US soybeans sold to China for 2014/15 shipment

- Feb 18 - Egypt's FIHC seeks up to 50,000 tons of crude soybean oil for May-July shipment

- SEA of India said India imported 224,430 tons of soybean oil in January up 131% from a month ago and vs. 174,236 tons a year ago

- China imported 6.88 MMT of soybean in January vs. 8.53 MMT previous month and vs. 5.91 MMT a year earlier

- Buenos Aires Grains Exchange estimated Argentina's 2014/15 soybean crop at record 57.0 MMT

- Rosario Grains Exchange estimated Argentina's 2014/15 soybean crop at 58.0 MMT (record) vs. previous estimate of 54.5 MMT

- Lanworth estimated Argentina's 2014/15 soybean crop at 59.7 MMT vs. previous estimate of 59.5 MMT

- Conab estimated 2014/15 Brazilian soybean crop at 94.6 MMT vs. previous estimate of 95.9 MMT vs. last year's record of 86.1 MMT

- Conab estimated 2014/15 Brazilian soybean exports at 47.8 MMT vs. previous estimate of 49.6 MMT

- AgRural estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean crop at 91.9 MMT vs. previous estimate of 95.0 MMT, due to dry weather in January

- Safras e Mercado estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean crop 38% sold, up from 32% a month ago, but well behind the 58% sold at this time last year

- FC Stone estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean crop at 92.8 MMT vs. previous estimate of 93.5 MMT

- Lanworth estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean crop at 94.5 MMT down 2% from previous estimate (96.5 MMT)

- Lanworth estimated Paraguay's 2014/15 soybean crop at 7.8 MMT down 2% from previous estimate

- Paraguayan Oilseed Crushers Association estimated Paraguay's 2014/15 soybean crop at 7.9-8 MMT vs. USDA estimate of 8.5 MMT

- Informa Economics estimated 2015/16 global soybean crop at 312.3 MMT vs. previous estimate of 313.7 MMT and vs. 2014/15 estimate of 314.7 MMT

- Abiove estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean crop at 92.3 MMT vs. previous estimate of 91.9 MMT. Abiove estimated Brazil's 2014/15 bean exports at 48.0 MMT unchanged from previous estimate

- Sinograin estimated China's 2014/15 soybean consumption at 83.5 MMT up 4.5 MMT from a year ago

- Sinograin estimated China's 2014/15 soybean imports at 71.5 MMT

BARLEY

- Feb 17 - Jordan tenders to buy 100,000 tons of feed barley for Aug-Sep shipment

- Feb 10 - Jordan canceled tender for 100,000 tons of feed barley for Aug-Sep shipment

- Strategie Grains estimated EU's 2014/15 barley exports at 7.9 MMT (record) up 0.4 MMT from previous estimate and vs. 5.7 MMT in 2013/14

- Strategie Grains estimated EU's 2015/16 barley exports at a new record of 8.1 MMT, of which 2.0 MMT for China

PALM OIL

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's Feb 1-15 palm oil exports at 510,832 tons down 6.3% from a month ago

- MPOB estimated Malaysian Jan palm oil stocks at 1.77 MMT vs. 2.02 MMT in Dec

- MPOB estimated Malaysian Jan palm oil output down 15 % m/m to 1.16 MMT, weakest since Feb 2011

- MPOB estimated Malaysian Jan palm oil exports at 1.184 MMT vs. Dec exports of 1.52 MMT

- Malaysia to resume taxing palm oil exports in March. Government will announce details on Feb 16. Malaysia scrapped taxes for 5 months

- Solvent Extractors Association of India estimated India's 2014/15 palm oil imports at 12.5 MMT (record)

- SEA of India said India imported 658,670 tons of palm oil in January vs. 836,447 tons in December

- Indonesia plans to boost biodiesel subsidies to 4,000 rupiah per liter vs. previous 1,500 rupiah per liter. Indonesia announced their budget would only support a biofuel subsidy for 1.7 million tons of biodiesel instead of 3.4 million tons previously expected

RICE

- Feb 25-26 - South Korea seeks 44,000 tons of worldwide non-glutinous rice for May shipment

- Feb 18 - Mauritius seeks 6,000 tons of optional origin white rice for March –July shipment

- South Korea bought a total of 35,000 tons of Vietnam and US origin non-glutinous rice for April-June arrival via tenders closed on Jan 27

OTHERS

- CNGOIC estimated China's 2014/15 sorghum imports at record 6.4 MMT vs. 4.16 MMT a year ago

- USDA estimated China's 2014/15 sorghum imports at record 7 MMT vs. January estimate of 6.2 MMT

- China booked more than 900,000 tons of US sorghum in January, and some of the purchases are new crop to be delivered in 2015/16 (Sept/Aug)

- Informa Economics estimated 2015/16 global sunseed crop at 41.1 MMT unchanged from previous estimate and vs. 2014/15 estimate of 39.8 MMT

- Buenos Aires Grains Exchange estimated Argentina's 2014/15 sunflower crop at 2.4 MMT. Sunflower harvest is 32.3% complete vs. 38.3% a year ago

- SEA of India said India imported 155,811 tons of sunflower oil in January up 3% from a month ago and vs. 135,39 tons a year ago

- Informa Economics estimated 2015/16 global rapeseed crop estimated at 69.2 MMT vs. previous estimate of 68.9 MMT and vs. 2014/15 estimate of 72.0 MMT

- ABARES estimated Australia's 2014/15 canola crop at 3.413 MMT vs. previous estimate of 3.32 MMT

- France's farm ministry estimated 2015 winter rapeseed area at 1.5 MH unchanged from previous estimate down 0.6% from a year ago

- Mad cow disease confirmed in Canada, first case since 2011