WHEAT

- Sept 14 - Syria's Hoboob seeks 200,000 MT of soft wheat from Russia

- Sept 9 - Syria's Hoboob seeks 200,000 MT of soft wheat from the EU or Black Sea region

- Aug 25 - Turkey's TMO seeks 390,000 MT of red milling wheat for Sept 4-20 shipment and 110,000 MT of durum wheat for Sept 15-Oct 10 shipment

- Aug 19 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat for Nov-Dec shipment after its made no purchase in previous tender on Aug 12

- Aug 18 - Trading Corporation of Pakistan seeks 1.5 MMT of worldwide origin wheat

- Flour millers in Vietnam bought 60,000 MT of Russian wheat (12.5% protein) at 243-244 $/mt c&f for October shipment

- Pakistan in past days bought about 60,000 MT of Black Sea-origin wheat at 227 $/mt c&f for September shipment. A week earlier Pakistan bought 60,000 MT of wheat at 233.5 $/mt c&f for early September shipment

- Indonesian miller last week had bought 60,000 MT of Black Sea wheat at around 236-237 $/mt c&f

- Aug 13 - Egypt's GASC, bought 415,000 MT of wheat from Russia for October 1-10 shipment:

  • 55,000 MT of Russian wheat from GTCS at 221.98 $/mt c&f (206.30 fob+15.68 freight);
  • 180,000 MT of Russian wheat from Solaris at 222.43 $/mt c&f (206.48 fob+15.95 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Posco at 222.90 $/mt c&f (206.95 fob+15.95 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Gemcorp at 222.95 $/mt c&f (207.00 fob+15.95 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Grain Export at 223.33 $/mt c&f (207.38 fob+15.95 freight)

- UN World Food Programme (WFP) will send 50,000 MT of wheat flour to Lebanon. An initial shipment of 17,500 MT is due to arrive within the coming 10 days to supply bakeries for one month

- Lebanon has enough wheat to cover four months of consumption:  30,000 MT of wheat in stocks and 110,000 MT expected to reach the country in the next two weeks

- Aug 11 - Egypt's GASC bought 120,000 MT of Russian wheat from Agro AST at 219.60 $/mt c&f (205.50 fob+14.10 freight) for Sept 25-Oct 5 shipment

- Aug 6 - Japan bought 130,295 MT of food wheat for October shipments:

  • 12,630 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 22,760 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 30,660 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 37,420 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat;
  • 26,825 MT of Australian standard white wheat

- Aug 6 - South Korea's Korea Flour Mills has purchased an estimated 57,400 MT of US wheat: 27,400 MT for Nov 15-30 shipment and 30,000 MT for Nov 10-25

- Aug 5 - Egypt's GASC bought 410,000 MT of wheat from Russia (295,000 MT) and Ukraine (115,000 MT):

  • for Sept 11-20 shipment:
    • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Solaris at 225.65 $/mt c&f (212.10 fob+13.55 freight);
    • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Posco at 226.90 $/mt c&f (213.35 fob+13.55 freight);
  • for Sept 21-30 shipment:
    • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Solaris at 225.65 $/mt c&f (212.10 fob+13.55 freight);
    • 55,000 MT of Russian wheat from Solaris at 226.66 $/mt c&f (212.10 fob+14.56 freight);
    • 60,000 MT of Ukrainian wheat from Louis Dreyfus at 226.93 $/mt c&f (213.30 fob+13.63 freight);
    • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Grain Export at 227.20 $/mt c&f (213.65 fob+13.55 freight);
    • 55,000 MT of Ukrainian wheat from Inerco Trade at 227.95 $/mt c&f (213.00 fob+14.95 freight)

- Aug 5 - Japan bought 3,000 MT of feed wheat for Jan 28 arrival via SBS-tender

- Aug 5 - Thailand has made no purchase in an international tender for 192,600 MT of optional-origin feed wheat for Oct-Dec shipment due to too high prices. The offers were at 235-245 $/mt c&f

- July 30 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 25,000 MT of optional-origin durum wheat and 50,000 MT of soft wheat for October shipment:

  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Solaris at 226.87 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Grain Corp at 225.84 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Bunge at 321.20 $/mt c&f

- July 28 - Egypt's GASC bought 470,000 MT of wheat from Russia (350,000 MT) and Ukraine (120,000 MT) for Sept 1-10 shipment:

  • 120,000 MT of Russian wheat from Solaris at 228.05 $/mt c&f (215.10 fob+12.95 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Posco at 228.05 $/mt c&f (215.10 fob+12.95 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Grain Export at 228.05 $/mt c&f (215.10 fob+12.95 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Ukrainian wheat from Louis Dreyfus at 228.87 $/mt c&f (215.12 fob+13.75 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Ukrainian wheat from Nibulon at 228.87 $/mt c&f (217.50 fob+11.37 freight);
  • 55,000 MT of Russian wheat from Solaris at 229.00 $/mt c&f (215.10 fob+13.90 freight);
  • 55,000 MT of Russian wheat from GTCS at 229.05 $/mt c&f (215.10 fob+13.95 freight)

- Ukrainian farmers have threshed 25.5 MMT of wheat from 96% area as of Aug 13

- France’s Farm Ministry cut their 2020 wheat production estimate from 31.3 to 29.7 MMT, now down 25% from last year’s record crop

- Germany’s statistics office estimated 2020 wheat production at 20.23 MMT, down 12% from last year

- Romania is expected to harvest 5.5-5.6 MMT of wheat this year, a 42% drop on the year

- IKAR raised its 2020 Russian wheat crop outlook to 81 MMT from 79.5 MMT previously

CORN

- Aug 25 - Turkey's TMO seeks 60,000 MT of feed barley for Sept 11-25 shipment

- Aug 13 - Taiwan’s MFIG has rejected all offers and made no purchase in a tender to buy up to 65,000 MT of US or Brazilian corn for November shipment. The lowest offer was 186.5 cents/bu c&f over the Chicago March corn contract

- Aug 13 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (Nofi) rejected all offers in tender to buy up to 69,000 MT of corn for January 2021 arrival, citing on too high prices

- Aug 13 - USDA announced export sales of 110,000 MT of US corn for delivery to unknown destinations during 2019/20 (30 TMT) and 2020/21 (80 TMT)

- Aug 11 - Iranian SLAL is believed to have made no purchases in an international tender for about 250,000 MT of corn for Sept-Oct shipment

- Aug 5 - South Korea Feed Association (KFA) bought 63,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Pan Ocean at 191.74 $/mt c&f for Nov 15 arrival

- Aug 5 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (Nofi) bought 69,000 MT of South Africa or South American corn from Cargill at 197.8 $/mt c&f for Dec 5 arrival             

- Aug 5 - South Korea's KOCOPIA rejected all offers in tender to buy 60,000 MT of corn for Nov 25 arrival, citing on too high prices. The lowest offer was around 204.60 $/mt c&f

- Aug 5 - Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) rejected offers and made no purchase in a tender for 107,700 MT of Australian feed barley for Jan-Mar shipment

- July 31 - USDA announced export sales of 114,300 MT of US corn for delivery to Mexico during 2020/21

- July 30 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 75,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley:

  • 25,000 MT from Soufflet at 207.14 $/mt c&f for Aug 20-30 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT from Lecureur at 205.40 $/mt c&f for Aug 20-30 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT from Lecureur at 204.99 $/mt c&f for Sept 25-Oct 5 shipment

- July 30 - USDA announced export sales of 2,067,000 MT of US corn for delivery during 2020/21 to China 2019/20 (1,937,000 MT) and unknown destinations (130,000 MT)         

- Ukrainian farmers have harvested 8.6 MMT of barley from 99% area as of Aug 13; and 508,000 MT of peas from 99% area

- FranceAgriMer estimated 65% of French corn crop in good or excellent condition by Aug 10, down from 74% the previous week, still above a year-earlier rating of 60%

SOYBEAN

- Aug 14 - USDA announced export sales of 126,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2020/21

- Aug 13 - USDA announced export sales of 399,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery during 2020/21 to China (197 TMT) and to unknown destinations (202 TMT)

- Aug 12 - USDA announced export sales of 378,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery during 2020/21 to China (258 TMT) and to unknown destinations (120 TMT)

- Aug 11 - Iranian SLAL is believed to have purchased around 130,000 MT soymeal for Sept-Oct shipment

- Aug 11 - USDA announced export sales of 132,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2020/21

- Aug 10 - USDA announced export sales of 699,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery during 2020/21 to China (588 TMT) and to unknown destinations (111 TMT)

- Aug 9 - Egypt’s GASC bought 64,500 MT of local soybean oil at around 735.75 $/mt for Oct 1-25 arrival

- Aug 7 - USDA announced export sales of 456,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2020/21

- Aug 6 - USDA announced export sales of 126,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to China during 2020/21

- Aug 3 - USDA announced export sales of 260,000 MT of US soybeans for delivery to unknown destinations during 2019/20 (8,000 MT) and 2020/21 (252,000 MT)

- July 31 - USDA announced export sales of 222,000 MT of US soybean meal for delivery to the Philippines during 2020/21

- China's Ag Min raised its estimate for 2019/20 soybean imports to 96 MMT, an increase of 2 MMT from the previous month (82.61 MMT in 2018/19). Forecast of China’s 2020/21 soybean imports also was lifted by 1.5 MMT at 95.1 MMT

- China imported 10.09 MMT of soybeans in July, up 16.8% from the year before. For the first seven months of 2020, imports climbed to 55.135 MMT, up 17.7% from the same time a year ago

- China's imports of all vegetable oils in July was 956,000 MT up 4.3% on year. China's Jan-Jul vegetable oil imports rose 1.6% on year to 4.99 MMT

- India's palm oil imports in July rose 1.4% from a year ago to 824,078 MT, the highest level in 10 months. The country's soyoil imports in July surged 52% from a year ago to 484,525 MT, while sunflower oil imports rose 4% to 208,747 MT

- Ukrainian farmers harvested around 2.5 MMT of rapeseed from 96% of planned area as of Aug 13