Bits And Pieces

17/11/10 -- Ukraine have announced that the export quota system, set to expire at the end of the year, will remain in place until the end of the 2010/11 marketing year. No surprises there then. Their grain harvest is more or less finished, producing 38.9 MMT in bunker weight, say the Ministry.

Russian farmers have managed to plant 15.3 million hectares of winter grains to date. Not the 18.5 million that the government would have liked, but better than it might have been. The 2010 harvest is just about complete, producing 64.2 MMT of grains in bunker weight, the Ministry say.

"When necessary, temporary intervention measures will be implemented on prices of some important daily necessities and production materials," says a statement from the Chinese State Council today. They specifically mentioned grain, oil, sugar and cotton as commodities that they are looking to stabilise the prices of.

Bangladesh is tendering for 50,000 MT of wheat. Japan is tendering for 30,000 MT of feed wheat and 200,000 MT of feed barley.