WHEAT

- July 28 - Syria's Hoboob seeks 200,000 MT of soft wheat from Russia

- July 16 - Japan seeks 125,957 MT of food wheat for September shipments:

  • 14,817 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 20,635 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 34,715 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 26,105 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat;
  • 29,685 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- July 14 - Egypt’s GASC seeks an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers for Aug 16-26 shipment

- July 14 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat from CHS at 244.5 $/mt c&f for shipment in the second half of December       

- July 10 - USDA announced export sales of 190,000 MT of US hard red spring wheat for delivery to China during 2020/2021

- July 10 - USDA announced export sales of 130,000 MT of US hard red winter wheat for delivery to China during 2020/2021

- July 9 - Importers in the Philippines is believed to have made no purchase in a tender for around 110,000 MT of feed wheat due to too high prices

- July 8 - Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) rejected offers and made no purchase in a tender for 193,300 MT of feed wheat for Oct-Dec shipment because of high prices. The lowest offers were about 224-225 $/mt c&f 

- July 7 -  Egypt's GASC bought 230,000 MT of wheat from Russia for Aug 8-18 shipment:

  • 110,000 MT (55,000x2) of Russian wheat from GTCS at 218.80 $/mt c&f (204.80 fob+14.00 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Hakan at 218.80 $/mt c&f (205.60 fob+13.20 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Grain Export at 218.80 $/mt c&f (205.60 fob+13.20 freight)

- July 7 -  Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat from Cerealcom Dolj at 236.95 $/mt c&f for shipment in the first half of November             

- July 1 - Algeria's OAIC bought about 360,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat at around 217-218 $/mt c&f for September shipment

- Flour millers in Thailand in a recent deal bought 55,000 MT of Canadian Western Red Spring wheat at 250-255 $/mt c&f for October shipment

- July 1 - Importers in Thailand bought 175,000 MT of feed wheat at 215-220 $/mt c&f for August-November shipment. The price of wheat was cheaper for August shipment but expensive for November

- June 30 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat from CHS at 229.99 $/mt c&f for shipment in the second half of November             

- June 30 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) purchased 60,000 MT of feed wheat from Agrocorp at 216.05 $/mt c&f including a surcharge for additional port unloading for November 30 arrival

- IKAR lowered its forecast for Russia's 2020 wheat crop to 76.5 MMT from the previously expected 78 MMT

- Sovecon lowered its forecast for Russia's 2020 wheat crop to 79.7 MMT from the previously expected 80.8 MMT

- France's farm ministry forecast the country's 2020 soft wheat crop at 31.31 MMT with yields 7.11 mt/ha, down 20.8% from last year (39.55 MMT and 7.91 mt/ha in 2019) and 12.4% below the five-year average

- FranceAgriMer raised its estimate of French soft wheat exports outside the EU in the 2019/20 season that ended on June 30 to 13.6 MMT from the 13.45 MMT last month. In its first projections for the 2020/21 season, FranceAgriMer forecast soft wheat shipments outside the EU would fall sharply to 7.75 MMT, while shipments within the EU would fall to 7 MMT from 7.47 MMT in 2019/20

- Argentina's Rosario grains exchange cut its 2020/21 wheat crop forecast to 18-19 MMT, below the previous estimate of 21-22 MMT

CORN

- July 15 - Iran's SLAL seeks 200,000 MT of corn and 200,000 MT of barley for shipment in August-September

- July 14 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) bought 65,000 MT of optional-origin corn from CHS at 188.74 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Dec 30 arrival

- July 14 - USDA announced export sales of 1,762,000 MT of US corn for delivery to China during 2020/21

- July 10 - USDA announced export sales of 1,365,000 MT of US corn for delivery to China during 2019/20 (765,000 MT) and 2020/21 (600,000 MT)

- July 6 - USDA announced export sales of 384,880 MT of US corn:

  • 202,000 MT for delivery to China during 2020/21;
  • 182,880 MT for delivery to Mexico during 2020/21 (121,920 MT) and 2021/22 (60,960 MT)

- July 2 - USDA announced export sales of 202,000 MT of US corn for delivery to China during 2020/21

- June 26 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) in a private deal purchased 66,000 MT of corn, probably from South America or South Africa, from Cargill at 184.22 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for Oct 19 arrival       

- June 26 - USDA announced export sales of 203,500 MT of US grain sorghum for delivery to unknown destinations during 2019/20 (135,500 MT) and 2020/21 (68,000 MT)

- China's Ag Min raised its estimate for 2019/20 corn imports to 6 MMT, an increase of 2 MMT from the previous month (4.48 MMT in 2018/19). China’s 2020/21 corn imports are forecasted at 5 MMT

- France's farm ministry forecasts the country's 2020 barley production at 12.33 MMT, down 10.3% from last year (13.75 MMT in 2019) but 1.8% above the five-year average

- FranceAgriMer forecasts France's 2020/21 barley exports (without malt) at 6.37 MMT down 18.9% from year-ago (7.85 MMT in 2019/20)

SOYBEAN

- July 15 - Iran's SLAL seeks 200,000 MT of soymeal for shipment in August-September

- July 14 - USDA announced export sales of 129,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2020/21

- July 8 - Egypt's GASC cancelled tender to buy 10,000 MT optional-origin sunoil and 30,000 MT soyoil for arrival in Sept 10-30. Traders said the following offers were made in the tender:

  • Glencore: 30,000 MT of sunoil at 768 $/mt c&f (SP) or 774 $/mt c&f (180 DP);
  • Hakan: 10,000 MT of sunoil at 779.9 $/mt c&f (SP) or 788.7 $/mt c&f (180 DP);
  • ADM:
    • 10,000 MT of sunoil at 777 $/mt c&f (SP) or 783 $/mt c&f (180 DP);
    • 30,000 MT of soyoil at 746 $/mt c&f (SP) or (180 DP);
  • Aston:
    • 11,000 MT of sunoil at 772 $/mt c&f (SP) or 781.8 $/mt c&f (180 DP);
    • 30,000 MT of soyoil at 735.45 $/mt c&f (SP) or 746.45 $/mt c&f (180 DP)

- July 6 - USDA announced export sales of 264,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2019/20

- July 2 - USDA announced export sales of 126,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2020/21

- June 26 - USDA announced export sales of 132,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2020/21

- Brazilian soybean exports in June reached 13.75 MMT, down from 15.5 MMT in May but up vs. 8.55 MMT in same month last year

- China imported 11.16 MMT of soybeans in June, up 71.3% from the year before. For the first six months of 2020, imports climbed to 45.044 MMT, up 17.9% from the same time a year ago

- China's imports of all vegetable oils in June was 1.018 MMT up 26.5% on year. China's Jan-Jun vegetable oil imports rose 1% on year to 4.034 MMT

- China's Ag Min raised its estimate for 2019/20 soybean imports to 94 MMT, an increase of 3 MMT from the previous month (82.61 MMT in 2018/19). China’s 2020/21 soybean imports are forecasted at 93.6 MMT

- Strategie Grains lowered its forecast of rapeseed production in the EU this year to 16.54 MMT from 16.68 MMT previously (17.01 MMT in 2019)

- Strategie Grains raised its forecast of sunseed production in the EU this year to 9.7 MMT from 9.57 MMT previously (9.42 MMT in 2019)

- France's farm ministry forecasts the country's 2020 rapeseed production at 3.37 MMT, down 3.7% from last year (3.5 MMT in 2019) and 29.5% below the five-year average