WHEAT

- Egypt's GASC bought 110,000 tons of wheat (85,000 from Russia at 1,970 EGP/t (~258 $/t) fot (free-on-truck) and 25,000 from Ukraine at 1,940 EGP/t (~254 $/t) fot) in a tender for inventories already in the country for delivery March 15-31

- Mar 1 - Lowest offers in Bangladesh wheat tender from Glencore - 244.5 $/t CIF liner out for 50,000 tons of wheat, 10% protein, and 261.25 $/t CIF liner out for 50,000 tons of wheat, 12.5% protein

- Feb 26 - South Korea's KFA bought 25,000 tons of optional-origin feed wheat from Dreyfus at 235 $/t c&f+1.5 $/t surcharge for additional port unloading for May arrival

- Feb 26 - South Korea's MFG bought 53,000 tons of optional-origin feed wheat from ADM Asia at 214.75 $/t c&f+1.5 $/t surcharge for additional port unloading for Aug arrival

- Feb 25 - Israeli group bought about 25,000 tons of feed wheat at 210 $/t c&f for Apr shipment

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended February 19 - 459,000 tons (328,300 for 2014/15 and 130,700 for 2015/16) vs. expected 200-400,000 tons

- Russia Ag Min said Russia exported about 24.189 MMT of grain between July 1 – Feb 25, 2014/15, including wheat – 18.792 MMT, barley – 3.654 MMT, corn – 1.404 MMT

- Russia's Ag Min said Russia exported 322,000 tons of wheat between Feb 1-25 down 57% from a year ago, after government imposed tax on shipments. Russia may review wheat export tax this month

- Russia's Ag Min expects Russia's 2014/15 grain exports at 28.5 MMT, incl. 20 MMT of wheat

- Russia's Ag Min forecasts Russia's 2014/15 end grain stocks at 17 MMT, incl. 8 MMT of wheat

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 24.308 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – Feb 27, 2015 including wheat – 9.24 MMT, corn – 10.948 MMT and barley – 3.868 MMT

- China's Jan wheat imports down 89.8% on year to 73,979 tons, incl. 70,592 tons from Australia

- FranceAgriMer said 90% of France's soft wheat crops were in good to excellent condition as of Feb 23 vs. 91% a week earlier and vs. 73% a year ago

- IGC estimated 2015/16 global wheat crop at 705.0 MMT vs. 719.0 MMT in 2014/15

- CEC estimated South Africa's 2014 wheat crop at 1.776 MMT unchanged from previous estimate

CORN

- Feb 27 - USDA announced 140,000 tons of US corn sold to Saudi Arabia for 2014/15 shipment

- Feb 26 - South Korea's KFA bought 120,000 tons of optional-origin corn, 60,000 tons at 203.9 $/t c&f+1.5 $/t surcharge for additional port unloading from CHS and 60,000 tons at 202.17 $/t c&f+1.5 $/t from ETG for September arrival

- Feb 25 - Israeli group bought about 90,000 tons of corn at 176-177 $/t c&f for Apr-Jun shipment

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended February 19 – 864,000 tons (715,800 for 2014/15 and 148,200 for 2015/16) vs. expected 900-1,100,000 tons

- CEC forecasts South Africa's 2015 corn crop at 9.66 MMT, lowest since 2007, vs. 14.25 MMT in 2014, incl. 4,696 tons of white corn and 4,969 tons of yellow corn

- Argentina's Ag Min estimated 2014/15 corn crop at 30.0 MMT vs. 2013/14 crop of 33.0 MMT

- Agroconsult estimated Brazil's 2015 first corn crop at 29.0 MMT

- Safras e Mercado estimated Brazilian first corn crop harvest is 25.9% complete vs. 40.6% a year ago

- Safras e Mercado estimated Brazilian second corn crop planting is 58.4% complete vs. 55.7% a year ago

- AgroConsult estimated Brazil's 2015 second corn crop at 50.0 MMT

- Brazil exports 1.105 MMT of corn in February vs. 3.195 MMT in Janyary and 1.063 MMT a year ago

- China's Jan corn imports down 10.99% on year to 579,393 tons, incl. 470,047 tons from Ukraine and 86,628 tons from Bulgaria

- CNGOIC forecasts China's 2015 corn imports at 3.0 MMT

- China's Jan DDGs imports down 88% on year to 67,475 tons

- IGC estimated 2015/16 global corn crop at 938.0 MMT vs. record high of 992.0 MMT in 2014/15

SOYBEAN

- Weekly US soybean export sales data for week ended February 19 – 495,400 tons (459,200 for 2014/15 and 36,200 for 2015/16) vs. expected 450-650,000 tons

- China's Jan soybean imports rose 16.24 % on year to 6,876 MMT, incl. 6,644 MMT from USA

- Argentina's Ag Min estimated 2014/15 soybean crop at 58.0 MMT (record) vs. 2013/14 crop of 53.4 MMT

- Agroconsult estimated Brazil's 2014/15 soybean crop at 94.7 MMT, up 828,000 tons from previous estimate

- Safras e Mercado estimated Brazilian soybean harvest 28% complete vs. 41% a year ago and vs. 32% average

- Brazil exports 0.869 MMT of soybeans in February vs. 0.085 MMT in Janyary and 2.79 MMT a year ago

- Brazil exports 0.69 MMT of soy meal in February vs. 0.91 MMT in Janyary and 0.51 MMT a year ago

- Argentine biodiesel exports rose to nearly 1.6 MMT in 2014, up 40% from year ago

- Argentine biodiesel production rose to 2.58 MMT in 2014, up 29.4 from year ago

- Strategie Grains estimated EU 2015 soybeans crop at 1.9 MMT vs. previous estimate of 1.9 MMT and vs. 1.8 MMT in 2014

BARLEY

- FranceAgriMer said French farmers had sown 23% of the spring barley area for this year's harvest by Feb 23 vs. 3% at this stage last year

- China's Jan barley imports rose 785.86% on year to 880,953 tons, incl. 554,578 tons from Australia, 167,677 tons from France, 98,206 tons from Canada and 57,838 tons from Ukraine

OTHERS

- USDA announced 120,000 tons of US sorghum sold to China, 60,000 tons for 2014/15 shipment and 60,000 tons for 2015/16 shipment

- CEC forecasts South Africa's 2015 sorghum crop at 178,700 tons vs. 265,000 tons in 2014

- South Korea bought 44,000 tons of rice from the US and China at 856 $/t and 870 $/t for May shipment

- Vietnam's Jan-Feb rice exports dip to estimated 515,000 tons, down 34.4% from a year ago

- Indonesia Stats Bureau estimated Indonesia's 2014 rice production at 70.83 MMT vs. previous estimate of 70.61 MMT

- CEC forecasts South Africa's 2015 sunflower seed crop at 574,300 tons vs. 832,000 tons in 2014

- Strategie Grains estimated EU 2015 sunseed crop at 8.5 MMT vs. previous estimate of 8.6 MMT and vs. 8.9 MMT in 2014

- Strategie Grains estimated EU 2015 rapeseed crop at 21.6 MMT vs. previous estimate of 21.5 MMT and vs. 24.1 MMT in 2014

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's February palm oil exports at 993,376 tons down 10.4% from a month ago