- Apr 9 - Japan seeks 122,429 tons of food wheat for May-June shipment:

  • 16,135 tons of western white US wheat
  • 18,330 tons of hard red winter US wheat
  • 59,574 tons of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 28,390 tons of Australian standard white

- Apr 3 - Saudi Arabia (GSFMO) bought 780,000 tons of hard wheat (12.5% protein) from Europe, Australia, Northern or Southern America:

Jeddah:

  • 60,000 tons from Noble at 230.94 $/t c&f (June 1-10)
  • 60,000 tons from Glencore at 236.90 $/t c&f (June 10-20)
  • 60,000 tons from Glencore at 236.90 $/t c&f (June 20-30)
  • 60,000 tons from Concordia at 237.72 $/t c&f (July 1-10)
  • 60,000 tons from Glencore at 237.90 $/t c&f (July 10-20)
  • 60,000 tons from Concordia at 238.22 $/t c&f (July 20-30)
  • 60,000 tons from Noble at 232.44 $/t c&f (Aug. 1-10)
  • 60,000 tons from Noble at 233.42 $/t c&f (Aug. 10-20)
  • 60,000 tons from Noble at 235.42 $/t c&f (Aug. 20-30)

Dammam:

  • 60,000 tons from Noble at 238.27 $/t c&f (June 10-20)
  • 60,000 tons from Noble at 239.77 $/t c&f (July 1-10)
  • 60,000 tons from Glencore at 239.90 $/t c&f (July 20-30)
  • 60,000 tons from Glencore at 239.90 $/t c&f (Aug. 10-20)

- USDA estimated 44% of the US winter wheat crop good to excellent (G/E), below the five-year average near 47% for the first week in April, but higher than 35% a year ago. The average analysts estimate was at 42% G/E (range 37-46%)

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Apr 2, recorded 370,086 tons

- Russia Ag Min said Russia exported about 26.335 MMT of grain between July 1 – Apr 1, 2014/15 vs. 20.847 MMT a year ago, including wheat – 19.465 MMT, barley – 4.482 MMT, corn – 1.963 MMT

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.1 MH of spring grains through April 6, or 3.6% of the planned total planted area vs. 1.3 MH a year ago

- Russia and Ukraine have received beneficial rains and are expected to receive more moisture this week

- SovEcon expects Russia's grain stocks to reach 15 MMT at the end of this marketing year on June 30, up from 9-10 MMT in the last two seasons