WHEAT

- Aug 22 - Japan bought 110,057 MT of food wheat for October shipments:

  • 39,472 MT of western white US wheat;
  • 12,010 MT of hard red winter US wheat;
  • 6,850 MT of dark northern spring US wheat;
  • 51,725 MT of Canadian western red spring wheat

- Aug 21 - Tunisia's state grains agency bought 92,000 MT of optional-origin soft wheat, 11.5% protein for Sept 15-Oct 25:

  • 25,000 MT from Casillo at 210.48 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT from LDC at 212.97 $/mt c&f;
  • 25,000 MT from Casillo at 211.89 $/mt c&f;
  • 17,000 MT of from Casillo at 213.39 $/mt c&f

- Aug 20 - Jordan has made no purchase in an international tender for 120,000 MT of optional-origin hard milling wheat

- Weekly US wheat export sales data for week ended Aug 15 totaled 599,500 MT, incl. 594,600 MT for 2019/20, topped market expectations (300-500 TMT). Export commitments for 2019/20 are running 21% ahead of year-ago

- USDA said the US winter wheat harvest was 93% complete as of Aug 18, behind of expectations (94%), also below the last year’s 97% and the five-year average of 98%. USDA rated 70% of the US spring wheat crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Aug 18, up 1% point from prior week and ahead of expectations (69%), but down compared to 74% a year-ago. The spring wheat harvest was 16% complete by Aug 18, below expectations (21%), and well behind of 5-year mean (49%) and last year pace (56%)

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported about 6.975 MMT of grain between July 1-Aug 22, 2019 vs. 4.73 MMT for the same period of last year, including 3.66 MMT of wheat (2.446 MMT a year ago), 1.678 MMT of corn (1.043 MMT) and 1.626 MMT of barley (1.19 MMT)

- Farmers in Bulgaria harvested 5.804 MMT of wheat from 99.5% of planned area as of August 15, up 8.6% from last-year stage, yields totals 5.16 mt/ha, 8.2% higher than a year-ago

- Bulgaria's July-May 2018/19 wheat exports are estimated at 3.939 MMT, down 15% from year-ago

- Japan's July grain imports fell 5.5% on year to 1.916 MMT, incl. 1.415 MMT from the US (down by 7.7%)

CORN

- Aug 23 - Saudi Arabia’s SAGO seeks 780,000 MT of feed barley in 13 consignments for October-December shipment

- Aug 21 - Japan received no offers for 120,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley in a simultaneous buy and sell (SBS) auction. New SBS tender for the same amounts for each grain will be held on Aug 28

- Aug 21 - USDA announced export sales of 328,000 MT of US corn for delivery to Mexico during 2019/20

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Aug 15 totaled 420,900 MT, incl. 119,300 MT for 2018/19, within expectations (50-400 TMT), and 301,600 MT for 2019/20, within expectations (200-600 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 17% behind of year-ago

- USDA rated 56% of the US corn crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Aug 18, down 1% point from prior week, behind of expectation (57%) and down compared to 68% a year-ago

- Farmers in Bulgaria harvested 537,253 MT of barley from 100% of planned area as of August 15, up 7.6% from last-year stage, yields totals 4.73 mt/ha, an 8% higher than a year-ago

- Bulgaria's July-May 2018/19 barley exports are estimated at 199,700 MT, down 43.4% from year-ago

- Bulgaria's Sept-May 2018/19 corn exports are estimated at 1.641 MMT, up 25.8% from year-ago

- Japan's use of corn in animal feed totalled 49.2% in June 2019, up by 0.1% point from prior month and by 0.7% point above year-ago level (48.5% in June 2018). Its use of barley kept at 3.4% (3.5% a year ago); wheat usage left at 1.6% (1.7% year-ago). Sorghum usage in feed rations unchanged from prior month at 1.8% (2.3% in June 2018)

SOYBEAN

- Aug 22 - Egypt’s GASC bought 12,000 MT of sunflower oil at 758 $/mt c&f (with facilities 180 days) from ADM for Oct 10-30 arrival, but made no purchase of soybean oil

- Weekly US soybeans export sales data for week ended Aug 15 totaled 818,500 MT, incl. 25,900 MT for 2018/19, within expectations (-200-+100 TMT), and 792,600 MT for 2019/20, above expectations (350-700 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 17% behind of year-ago

- Weekly US soymeal export sales data for week ended Aug 15 of 132,000 MT, incl. 118,600 MT for 2018/19, within expectations (50-150 TMT), and 13,400 MT for 2019/20, below expectations (50-200 TMT). Export commitments for 2018/19 are running 4% behind of year-ago

- USDA rated 53% of the US soybean crop in good-to-excellent condition as of Aug 18, down 1% point from prior week, below expectations of 54% and down compared to 65% a year-ago

- Japan's July soybean imports rose 3.4% on year to 329,564 MT, incl. 215,661 MT from the US (up by 26.5%)

- Farmers in Bulgaria harvested 399,953 MT of rapeseed from 99.4% of planned area as of August 15, down 11.9% from last-year stage. Yields on this stage totals 2.63 mt/ha, 5.6% higher than a year-ago

- Bulgaria's July-May 2018/19 rapeseed exports are estimated at 356,300 MT, down 15.9% from year-ago

- Bulgaria's Sept-May 2018/19 sunflower exports are estimated at 585,000 MT, down 22.3% from year-ago score

- Surveyor AmSpec Agri Malaysia estimated Malaysia's Aug 1-20 palm oil exports at 1,027,710 MT up 13% from a month ago

- Surveyor SGS estimated Malaysia's Aug 1-20 palm oil exports at 983,575 MT up 6.2% from a month ago

- Malaysia will maintain its crude palm oil export tax at 0% in September 2019, the same rate as the previous month. Malaysia calculated a reference price of 1,907.62 MYR/mt for September