- Apr 1 - Israeli group bought 25,000 tons of feed wheat, probably from the Black Sea region, at about 200 $/t c&f for April-May shipment

- Syria is negotiating an unusual deal to exchange 100,000 tons of hard durum wheat from Syria for 100,000 tons of soft bread making wheat from Italy

- Russia is interested in creating a grain logistic hub in the UAE or Egypt or other countries for exports of Russian grains to the Middle East

- Concerns about dryness in the US Plains limiting crop production in that key growing area supported wheat prices

- EU in week ended March 27 awarded licences to import 6,215 tons of Ukrainian wheat under an annual duty-free quota. The award meant that the EU had now awarded almost 332,155 tons out of a total volume of 950,000 tons available in 2015

- EU in week ended March 31 granted licences to export 1.07 MMT of soft wheat bringing the total this season to 25.493 MMT vs. 23.279 MMT a year ago

- FAO forecasts global 2015 wheat production at 722 MMT, 2 MMT higher than FAO's first production forecast published in March, but still 1% (5 MMT) below the current estimate for 2014