- Iraq seeks 50,000 tons of Australian, US, Canadian, and/or Russian wheat

- Apr 16 - Japan seeks 109,005 tons of food wheat for May-June shipment:

  • 17,201 tons of western white US wheat
  • 12,390 tons of hard red winter US wheat
  • 21,580 tons of dark northern spring US wheat
  • 31,379 tons of Canadian western red spring wheat
  • 26,455 tons of Australian standard white

- South Korea KFMC bought 24,800 tons of wheat for Aug-Sept shipment

- Apr 14 - Egypt started annual domestic wheat procurement program, planning to buy up to 3.7 MMT of local wheat over this crop year

- Argentina looks to issue another 2.0 MMT of wheat export licenses

- The quality of 0.694 million tons of wheat imported by the private sector of Pakistan from Ukraine, Russia and Moldova is being questioned after the customs detained one consignment of 40 containers containing fungus

- USDA estimated 42% of the US winter wheat crop good to excellent (G/E) as of Apr 12 vs. 44% a week ago and vs. 35% a year ago

- USDA said the US spring wheat crop 17% planted as of Apr 12 vs. 5% a year ago, and vs. 11% on average

- US wheat export inspections for week, ending Apr 9, recorded 445,674 tons, within trade expectations of 325,000-450,000 tons

- FranceAgriMer said 91% of France's soft wheat crops were in good to excellent condition as of Apr 6 unchanged from a week ago and vs. 76% a year ago. Crop growth was generally behind the fast pace observed last year but above the average of recent years

- Russia Ag Min said Russia exported about 26.589 MMT of grain between July 1 – Apr 8, 2014/15 vs. 21.488 MMT a year ago, including wheat – 19.569 MMT, barley – 4.531 MMT, corn – 2.062 MMT

- Apr 14 - Russia bought 23,220 tons of intervention grain (wheat). Making the total bought since Sept 30 at 558,610 tons, including wheat – 351,675 tons, barley – 113,650 tons and rye – 93,285 tons

- Russia's Ag Min said farmers planted 1.4 MH of spring grains through April 13, or 4.6% of the planned total planted area vs. 1.7 MH a year ago

- Black Sea winter wheat in Ukraine and Russia are expected to receive beneficial rains in the coming days. China and Australia are also expected to receive beneficial rain