WHEAT

- Jan 4 - Bangladesh seeks 50,000 MT of optional origin milling wheat for shipping within 40 days of the signing of the contract

- Dec 23 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin milling wheat from Ameropa at 254 $/mt c&f for the second half of July shipment   

- Turkey has lowered the tariffs on some grain imports, including wheat and barley, to zero until April 30, 2021

- Russia has established a grain export quota of 17.5 MMT for Feb 15 through June 30 and a tax on wheat shipments during that same period. The duty will stand at 25 euros/mt so long as shipments fall within the quota. If shipments exceed the quota, the duty would rise to 50% of the customs price or 100 euros/mt

- Dec 16 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 100,000 MT of optional-origin durum wheat and 100,000 MT of soft wheat:

  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Olam at 281.95 $/mt c&f for Jan 15-Feb 5 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Viterra/Glencore at 280.15 $/mt c&f for Jan 15-Feb 5 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Cargill at 282.72 $/mt c&f for Jan 20-Feb 10 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Olam at 282.95 $/mt c&f for Jan 25-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Viterra/Glencore at 371.09 $/mt c&f for Jan 15-Feb 5 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Viterra/Glencore at 373.03 $/mt c&f for Jan 20-Feb 10 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Casillo at 375.89 $/mt c&f for Jan 25-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Richardson at 376.00 $/mt c&f for Feb 5-25 shipment

 - Dec 16 - Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) purchased about 70,000 MT of optional-origin feed wheat, likely from Australia, from Midstar at around 278-280 $/mt c&f for February shipment

- Russia has supplied 100,000 MT of wheat to Syria and plans to ship more

- Dec 15 - Egypt's GASC bought 235,000 MT of wheat from Romania and Ukraine for Feb 1-15 shipment:

  • 60,000 MT of Ukrainian wheat from LDC at 282.31 $/mt c&f (268.98 fob+13.33 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Romanian wheat from CHS at 283.33 $/mt c&f (270.96 fob+12.37 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Romanian wheat from Ameropa at 283.33 $/mt c&f (270.96 fob+12.37 freight);
  • 55,000 MT of Ukrainian wheat from Olam at 283.33 $/mt c&f (268.98 fob+14.35 freight)

- Dec 10 - Philippines importers bought about 100,000 MT of Australian feed wheat at 260-265 $/mt c&f for February-April shipment

- Dec 9 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat from CHS at 274.4 $/mt c&f for the first half of May shipment

- Dec 8 -  A group of South Korean flour mills bought 78,100 MT of US milling wheat:

  • 50,000 MT from CHS for March 1-31 shipment:
    • 25,510 MT of soft white wheat (10.5% protein) at 248.19 $/mt fob;
    • 2,350 MT of soft white wheat (8.5% protein) at 251.87 $/mt fob;
    • 13,400 MT of hard red winter wheat (11.5% protein) at 269.51 $/mt fob;
    • 8,740 MT of northern spring wheat (14% protein) at 257.84 $/mt fob.
  • 28,100 MT from ADM for April 1-30 shipment:
    • 10,300 MT of soft white wheat (10.5% protein) at 249.49 $/mt fob;
    • 300 MT of soft white wheat (8.5% protein) at 258.68 $/mt fob;
    • 8,200 MT of hard red winter wheat (11.5% protein) at 267.28 $/mt fob;
    • 11,400 MT of northern spring wheat (14% protein) at 257.36 $/mt fob

- Dec 9 - Japan bought 131,305 MT of food wheat:

  • 8,620 MT of western white US wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 19,405 MT of hard red winter US wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 17,550 MT of hard red winter US wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 10,580 MT of dark northern spring US wheat for Dec 21-Jan 20 shipment;
  • 27,250 MT of dark northern spring US wheat for Mar 5 arrival;
  • 24,550 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat for Mar 5 arrival;
  • 23,350 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment

- Dec 3 - Turkey's TMO bought 400,000 MT of red milling wheat for Jan 8-25 shipment:

  • 20,000 MT, 12.5%, from Kibar at 264.8 $/mt c&f Trabzon;
  • 25,000 MT, 12.5%, from Ulusoy/Rolweg at 265.3 $/mt c&f Samsun;
  • 25,000 MT, 12.5%, from GTCS at 265.4 $/mt c&f Samsun;
  • 25,000 MT, 12.5%, from Mova at 265.9 $/mt c&f Tekirdag;
  • 25,000 MT, 12.5%, from GTCS at 266 $/mt c&f Tekirdag;
  • 30,000 MT, 12.5%, from Cargill at 266.1 $/mt c&f Derince;
  • 25,000 MT, 12.5%, from Sierentz at 266.9 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
  • 25,000 MT, 12.5%, from Aston at 266.9 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
  • 60,000 MT, 12.5%, from Aston at 267.7 $/mt c&f Iskenderun;
  • 30,000 MT, 12.5%, from GTCS at 267.7 $/mt c&f Mersin;
  • 25,000 MT, 12.5%, from Cargill at 268.1 $/mt c&f Izmir;
  • 25,000 MT, 12.5%, from LDC at 268.1 $/mt c&f Izmir;
  • 30,000 MT, 13.5%, from Glencore/Viterra at 269.1 $/mt c&f Derince;
  • 30,000 MT, 13.5%, from Aston at 270.6 $/mt c&f Mersin

- Dec 3 - Japan bought 126,961 MT of food wheat:

  • 8,450 MT of western white US wheat for March 5 arrival;
  • 21,050 MT of hard red winter US wheat for March 5 arrival;
  • 9,900 MT of hard red winter US wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 19,400 MT of dark northern spring US wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 8,200 MT of hard red winter US wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 20,110 MT of dark northern spring US wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 23,597 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 16,254 MT of Australian standard white wheat for Jan 16-Feb 15 shipment

- Dec 2 - Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) purchased about 54,000 MT of optional-origin feed wheat from Cargill at 274.50 $/mt c&f for March 1-31 shipment           

- Dec 2 - South Korean flour mill SPC bought about 31,600 MT of milling wheat from Bunge for February shipment: 21,100 MT from the US (incl. 8,900 MT of dark northern spring wheat (14% protein) at 309.00 $/mt c&f, 4,700 MT of hard red winter (12% protein) at 315.50 $/mt c&f, 6,500 MT of soft white wheat (10.5% protein) at 291.50 $/mt c&f and 1,000 MT of soft white wheat (max. 9%) protein at 291.50 $/mt c&f) and 10,500 MT from Canada (Canadian western red spring wheat (2CWRS, 13.5% protein) at 311.00 $/mt c&f) for February shipment

- Indian traders have signed two deals to export around 200,000 MT of wheat to Bangladesh. The traders are likely to be exporting wheat at 210-220 $/mt fob and 250-260 $/mt fob under the two deals

- Dec 1 - Egypt's GASC bought 170,000 MT of wheat from Russia and Ukraine for Jan 26-Feb 5 shipment:

  • 60,000 MT of Ukrainian wheat from Nibulon at 274.85 $/mt c&f (262.50 fob+12.35 freight);
  • 55,000 MT of Russian wheat from Cargill at 275.20 $/mt c&f (261.85 fob+13.35 freight);
  • 55,000 MT of Russian wheat from GTCS at 275.70 $/mt c&f (262.35 fob+13.35 freight)

- Nov 26 - Egypt's (GASC) bought 175,000 MT of wheat from Russia for January 20-31 shipment:

  • 55,000 MT of Russian wheat from GTCS at 274.80 $/mt c&f (261.00 fob+13.80 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Posco at 275.15 $/mt c&f (262.35 fob+12.80 freight);
  • 60,000 MT of Russian wheat from Agro AST at 275.40 $/mt c&f (262.60 fob+12.80 freight)

- Nov 26 - Flour millers in South Korea (incl. Daehan Flour Mill) bought 47,630 MT of Australian wheat from Mitsui for February 16-March 15 shipment, incl. 45,000 MT of Australian standard white (ASW) at 262.5 $/mt fob and 2,630 MT of Australian hard wheat #2 (AH2) at 271 $/mt fob

- Nov 25 - Taiwan Flour Millers' Association bought 82,220 MT of US milling wheat in two consignments:

  • 39,330 MT for Jan 17-31 shipment:
    • 23,520 MT of dark northern spring wheat (14.5% protein) from CHS at 283.11 $/mt fob;
    • 10,950 MT of hard red winter wheat (12.5% protein) from Columbia Grain at 282.56 $/mt fob;
    • 4,860 MT of soft white wheat (9% protein) from Columbia Grain at 258.80 $/mt fob.
  • 42,890 MT for Feb 2-16 shipment:
    • 25,060 MT of dark northern spring wheat (14.5% protein) from CHS at 275.76 $/mt fob;
    • 11,700 MT of hard red winter wheat (12.5% protein) from Columbia Grain at 278.86 $/mt fob;
    • 6,130 MT of soft white wheat (9% protein) from Columbia Grain at 253.21 $/mt fob

- Nov 25 - Flour millers in South Korea (incl. Sajodongaone, Samyang, Daesun) bought 80,100 MT of US milling wheat:

  • 50,000 MT from Columbia Grain for Feb 16-March 15 shipment:
    • 22,080 MT of soft white wheat (10.5% protein) at 245.66 $/mt fob;
    • 2,340 MT of soft white wheat (8.5% protein) at 258.17 $/mt fob;
    • 12,170 MT of hard red winter wheat (11.5% protein) at 270.22 $/mt fob;
    • 13,410 MT of northern spring wheat (14% protein) at 264.33 $/mt fob.
  • 30,100 MT from Columbia Grain for March 1-31 shipment:
    • 10,000 MT of soft white wheat (10.5% protein) at 245.89 $/mt fob;
    • 500 MT of soft white wheat (8.5% protein) at 258.39 $/mt fob;
    • 8,200 MT of hard red winter wheat (11.5% protein) at 270.44 $/mt fob;
    • 11,400 MT of northern spring wheat (14% protein) at 263.45 $/mt fob

- Nov 25 - Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) purchased about 61,000 MT of optional-origin feed wheat from Glencore at 282.5 $/mt c&f liner out for January shipment

- Nov 24 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 75,000 MT of optional-origin durum wheat and 92,000 MT of soft wheat for Dec 20-Jan 25 shipment:

  • 17,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Viking at 276.83 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Cargill at 276.97 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Casillo at 275.49 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of soft milling wheat from Casillo at 276.89 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Richardson at 366.49 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Casillo at 368.89 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT of durum wheat from Amber at 370.29 $/mt c&f

- Nov 19 - Thai flour mills bought about 60,000 MT of US wheat for April shipment: US soft white wheat at 265-270 $/mt c&f and spring wheat at 290-295 $/mt c&f

- Nov 19 - Japan bought 101,854 MT of food wheat:

  • 14,763 MT of western white US wheat for Dec 21-Jan 20 shipment;
  • 11,855 MT of dark northern spring US wheat for Dec 21-Jan 20 shipment;
  • 12,393 MT of hard red winter US wheat for Feb 28 arrival;
  • 15,648 MT of dark northern spring US wheat for Feb 28 arrival;
  • 47,195 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat for Dec 21-Jan 20 shipment

- Nov 18 - Pakistan (TCP) is thought to have purchased 340,000 MT of wheat in an international tender from GTCS (120,000 MT), Falconbridge (100,000 MT) and Agrocorp (120,000 MT) at 286.75 $/mt c&f for March 31 arrival

CORN

- Dec 29 - Jordan seeks 120,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for April-May shipment           

- Dec 16 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 100,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley:

  • 25,000 MT from Aston at 241.50 $/mt c&f for Jan 15-Feb 5 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT from Aston at 241.50 $/mt c&f for Jan 25-Feb 15 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT from Viterra/Glencore at 243.23 $/mt c&f for Feb 1-20 shipment;
  • 25,000 MT from Viterra/Glencore at 244.23 $/mt c&f for Feb 5-25 shipment

- Dec 9 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 60,000 MT of corn, likely from the US, from Posco International at 250.25 $/mt c&f including a surcharge for additional port unloading for April 1 arrival

- Dec 9 - Taiwan's MFIG bought 65,000 MT of corn, probably from the US, from Pan Ocean at a premium of 196.39 USc/bushel c&f over the Chicago May corn contract (245 $/mt, c&f) for February-March shipment

- Dec 8 - South Korea's Feed Leaders Committee (FLC) in a private deal purchased 69,000 MT of corn from Dreyfus at 235.95 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for June 30 arrival

- Dec 7 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (Nofi) bought 69,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Cargill at 236.73 $/mt c&f plus a 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for June 5 arrival

- Dec 4 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) in a private deal purchased 68,000 MT of optional-origin corn from CJ International at 240.19 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for May 15 arrival

- Dec 3 -  Algeria's ONAB bought 35,000 MT of corn at around 245 $/mt c&f for shipment by Jan 5

- Dec 3 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) in a private deal purchased 68,000 MT of corn, probably from the US, from Cofco at 239.90 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for June 2 arrival

- Dec 3 - Korea Feed Association (KFA) in a private deal purchased 64,000 MT of corn from Pan Ocean at 239.90 $/mt c&f for June 15 arrival

- Dec 2 - South Korea's Feed Leaders Committee (FLC) in a private deal purchased 65,000 MT of optional-origin corn from CHS at 239.90 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for June 15 arrival

- Nov 25 - South Korea's KOCOPIA bought 60,000 MT of US corn from Posco at 260 $/mt c&f for Feb 4-23 shipment

- Nov 25 - Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) purchased about 79,000 MT of Australian feed barley from at 235-236 $/mt c&f from Cofco (34,500 MT) for February shipment and from ADM (44,700 MT) for March shipment

- Nov 25 - Japan bought 220 MT of feed barley for February 25 arrival via SBS-tender

- Nov 24 - Turkey's TMO bought 350,000 MT of corn for:

  • December 2-18 shipment:
    • 30,000 MT from Cargill at 245.30 $/mt c&f Derince;
    • 10,000 MT from GTCS at 247.80 $/mt c&f Samsun;
    • 25,000 MT from Cargill at 249.30 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 25,000 MT from Erser at 249.30 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 25,000 MT from Ameropa at 249.47 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
    • 10,000 MT from Kibar at 249.65 $/mt c&f Tekirdag;
    • 25,000 MT from ADM at 249.99 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
    • 25,000 MT from Cargill at 250.30 $/mt c&f Mersin;
    • 25,000 MT from Cargill at 250.80 $/mt c&f Iskenderun.
  • January 1-18 shipment:
    • 30,000 MT from CHS at 246.40 $/mt c&f Derince;
    • 10,000 MT from GTCS at 247.90 $/mt c&f Samsun;
    • 25,000 MT from Olam at 248.70 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
    • 25,000 MT from CHS at 249.50 $/mt c&f Mersin;
    • 10,000 MT from GTCS at 249.60 $/mt c&f Tekirdag;
    • 25,000 MT from Erser at 250.40 $/mt c&f Izmir;
    • 25,000 MT from CHS at 250.90 $/mt c&f Iskenderun

- Nov 24 - Turkey's TMO bought 155,000 MT of feed barley for Dec 4-21 shipment:

  • 5,000 MT from Aston at 226.40 $/mt c&f Trabzon
  • 25,000 MT from Aston at 226.40 $/mt c&f Samsun;
  • 25,000 MT from Glencore at 226.40 $/mt c&f Bandirma;
  • 25,000 MT from Glencore at 234.70 $/mt c&f Derince;
  • 25,000 MT from Samanci at 234.80 $/mt c&f Tekirdag;
  • 25,000 MT from Glencore at 236.35 $/mt c&f Mersin;
  • 25,000 MT from GTCS at 237.80 $/mt c&f Izmir

- Nov 24 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 75,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley for Dec 20-Jan 25 shipment:

  • 25,000 MT from Dreyfus at 237.97 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT from Dreyfus at 238.87 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT from Solaris at 240.77 $/mt c&f

- Nov 20 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (NOFI) bought 200,000 MT of optional-origin corn:

  • 66,000 MT from Pan Ocean at 243.20 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for April 30 arrival;
  • 68,000 MT from Bunge at 241.99 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for May 15 arrival;
  • 66,000 MT from ADM at 241.99 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for May 25 arrival

- Nov 20 - South Korea's Feed Leaders Committee (FLC) bought 68,000 MT of optional-origin corn from Bunge at 241.99 $/mt c&f + 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for May 20 arrival       

- Nov 18 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) in a private deal purchased 132,000 MT of US or South American corn from ADM at 241.69 $/mt c&f plus a 1.25 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for late May arrival

- Nov 18 - Thai Feed Mill Association (TFMA) purchased about 35,000 MT of Australian feed barley from CBH at 238-239 $/mt c&f for January shipment

- Nov 17 - Jordan bought 60,000 MT of optional-origin feed barley from Cerealcom Dolj at 238.99 $/mt c&f for shipment in the first half of February

- Nov 17 - South Korea Feed Association (KFA) bought 66,000 MT of US or South American corn from ADM at 242.7 $/mt c&f for June 10 arrival     

- Nov 13 - Saudi Arabia’s SAGO bought 730,000 MT of feed barley of Australia, South and North America (excl. Canada), EU and Black Sea origin at an average price of 234.83 $/mt c&f in 12 consignments for Jan-Feb shipment to the Red Sea ports (480 TMT) and the Gulf ports (250 TMT):

  • Red Sea Ports:
    • 60,000 MT from Glencore at 235.36 $/mt c&f (Jan 15-31)
    • 60,000 MT from GrainCorp at 235.43 $/mt c&f (Jan 15-31)
    • 60,000 MT from Glencore at 235.82 $/mt c&f (Jan 15-31)
    • 60,000 MT from GrainCorp at 229.83 $/mt c&f (Feb 1-15)
    • 60,000 MT from GrainCorp at 236.92 $/mt c&f (Feb 1-15)
    • 60,000 MT from Glencore at 237.82 $/mt c&f (Feb 1-15)
    • 60,000 MT from GrainCorp at 234.02 $/mt c&f (Feb 15-28)
    • 60,000 MT from Glencore at 236.82 $/mt c&f (Feb 15-28)
  • Gulf Ports:
    • 65,000 MT from Glencore at 233.67 $/mt c&f (Jan 15-31)
    • 60,000 MT from CBH at 234.75 $/mt c&f (Jan 15-31)
    • 65,000 MT from Glencore at 233.97 $/mt c&f (Feb 1-15)
    • 60,000 MT from CBH at 233.75 $/mt c&f (Feb 15-28)

SOYBEAN

- Dec 10 - Philippines bought about 90,000 MT of US soybean meal for March-May shipment

- Dec 10 - Egypt's GASC bought 30,000 MT of soybean oil from Avere/Kernel at 1000 $/mt c&f for Jan 28-Feb 14 arrival

- Dec 4 - South Korea's Major Feedmill Group (MFG) in a private deal purchased 125,000 MT of South American soymeal: 60,000 MT from Cofco at 458.99 $/mt c&f for June 25 arrival and 65,000 MT from Cargill at 457.46 $/mt c&f for July 23 arrival

- Dec 4 - South Korea Feed Association (KFA) in a private deal purchased 60,000 MT of South American soymeal from Cofco at 457.46 $/mt c&f for July 25 arrival

- Dec 3 - South Korea's Nonghyup Feed Inc. (NOFI) has purchased about 71,000 MT of optional-origin soymeal: 12,000 MT of Chinese soymeal from Wilmar at 463 $/mt c&f for January 10 arrival and 59,000 MT of South American soymeal from Bunge at 463 $/mt c&f plus a 1.75 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for June 30 arrival

- Dec 1 - Vietnam's Masan Meatlife group has purchased 68,000 MT of soymeal from the US and South America or local stocks in Vietnam for shipment between December 2020 and July 2021. The nearby consignments were bought at the outright price of around 504 $/mt c&f. Deliveries up to March 2021 were thought to have been bought at about 475 $/mt c&f. Deliveries between April and July were believed to have been bought at about 460 $/mt c&f

- Nov 19 - Egypt’s GASC purchased 12,000 MT of local soybean oil from Watanya/Cargill (6,000 MT) and El Safa (6,000 MT) at 15,450 EGP/mt (988.5 $/mt) for Jan 1-20 arrival and canceled an international tender