- Mar 23 - Morocco ONICL seeks 172,000 tons of soft wheat in local market to make subsidised flour

- Mar 12 - Tunisia bought around 92,000 tons of optional origin milling wheat at 217.91-226.94 $/t c&f for April-May shipment

- Mar 12 - Japan bought 109,195 tons of food wheat for April – June shipment:

  • 14,631 tons of western white US wheat
  • 14,967 tons of hard red winter US wheat
  • 53,657 tons of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 25,940 tons of Australian white wheat

- Mar 12 - Glencore International has secured a tender to supply 100,000 tons of wheat to Bangladesh after submitting the lowest offers 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)

- Bangladesh signed an agreement with Ukraine for importing 150,000 tons of wheat under government-to-government arrangement. Price was fixed at 261 $/t

- Mar 11 - Taiwan bought 83,950 tons of US wheat for April-May shipment:

  • First consignment for shipment April 28-May 12, freight - 25.18 $/t from the US Pacific north-west coast to Taiwan:
    • 9,550 tons of dark northern spring wheat (14% protein) from Cargill at 324.19 $/t fob,
    • 15,500 tons of northern spring wheat (14% protein) from Cargill at 306.49 $/t fob,
    • 12,600 tons of hard red winter wheat (13% protein) from Columbia Grain at 261.28 $/t fob
  • Second consignment for shipment May 15-29:
    • 19,650 tons of northern spring wheat (14% protein) from Cargill at 306.49 $/t fob,
    • 13,750 tons of hard red winter (13% protein) from Columbia Grain at 261.28 $/t fob,
    • 12,900 tons of soft white wheat (10.5% protein) from Cargill at 274.99 $/t fob

- Mar 11 - South Korea's Daehan Flour Mill Co Ltd bought a total of 47,000 tons of Australian milling wheat at about 234 $/t for August delivery

- Mar 10 - Bangladesh's state grains buyer received the lowest offer of 243.69 $/t CIF liner out in an international tender to purchase and import 50,000 tons of wheat. The tender closed on Tuesday with offers remaining valid up to Mar 25

- APTINDO said Indonesia's wheat imports will rise 5% to about 7.8 MMT this year vs. 7.432 MMT last year

- Indonesia imports wheat flour but volumes have fallen in recent years due to an ongoing trade dispute with top supplier Turkey. Flour shipments are likely to be unchanged this year at about 197,000 tons

- Russia's new crop wheat (12.5% protein) price seen at about 205 $/t fob Black Sea vs. about 220 $/t for old crop

- Ministry of Economic Development of the Russian Federation opposes increasing the export duty on wheat and sees no need for the introduction of export duties for rye, barley and maize

- Russia bought 382,165 tons of intervention grains between Sept 30, 2014 – Mar 11, 2015, including wheat – 175,230 tons, barley – 113,650 tons and rye – 93,285 tons

- Russia Ag Min said Russia exported about 25.149 MMT of grain between July 1 – Mar 11, 2014/15, including wheat – 19.172 MMT, barley – 3.965 MMT, corn – 1.65 MMT

- SovEcon said Russia's grain exports in February, including flour and pulses, fell to 1 MMT from 2.2 MMT in January following the introduction of a tax on wheat exports. Wheat exports fell to 350,000-370,000 tons in February from 2 MMT in January. Barley exports rose sharply to 370,000 tons in February, while corn exports totalled 200,000-220,000 tons

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 272,600 hectares of spring grains through March 13, or 0.5% of the planned total planted area

- Kazakhstan's Ag Min said Kazakhstan exported 4.514 MMT of grain between July 1-Mar 10 vs. 6.265 MMT a year ago, incl. flour – 1.672 MMT in wheat equivalent vs. 1.994 MMT in the same period of 2013/14

- The European Commission forecasted EU's 2015/16 usable production of soft wheat at 141.5 MMT vs. a record 148.2 MMT in 2014/15. The EU's executive also forecast soft wheat exports at 27.1 MMT vs. an expected record 31.0 MMT in 2014/15

- EU in week ended March 6 awarded licences to import almost 45,003 tons of Ukrainian wheat under an annual duty-free quota. The award meant that the EU had now awarded almost 309,437 tons out of a total volume of 950,000 tons available in 2015

- EU in week ended March 10 granted licences to export 1.593 MMT of soft wheat, the second-largest weekly volume ever awarded by the bloc, bringing the total this season to 22.922 MMT vs. 21.33 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer raised its forecast of French soft wheat shipments outside the EU this season to 10.4 MMT from 9.8 MMT last month. Export demand for EU wheat has been boosted by a drop in the euro and fading competition from Russia

- FranceAgriMer said 91% of France's soft wheat crops were in good to excellent condition as of Mar 9 vs. 74% a year ago

- Strategie Grains cut its outlook for EU soft wheat exports this season by 2.5 MMT to 30 MMT, citing the impact of lower oil prices on importing countries in North Africa and the Middle East

- Romania will reap a good-sized wheat crop again in 2015, similar to last year of 7.4 MMT

- USDA in its March S&D report cut its forecast for US 2014/15 wheat ending stocks to 691 million bushels down from 692 million in February, and below an average of analyst estimates of 699 million bushels. USDA lowered its forecast for global wheat ending stocks to 197.71 MMT from 197.85 MMT last month

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Mar 5, recorded 376,210 tons which was on the low side of analyst expectations

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended Mar 5 - 493,200 tons (445,200 for 2014/15 and 48,000 for 2015/16) vs. expected 300-450,000 tons

- Wheat exports from India tumbling to 4-year low. Exports will probably total 1.5 MMT in the year starting April 1, the lowest since 891,000 tons in 2011/12, and vs. 3.5 MMT this year