UPDATE 1-Philippines tenders for 150,000 tonnes feed wheat -trade

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HAMBURG, April 19 (Reuters) - A group of animal feed makers
in the Philippines has issued an international tender to
purchase up to 150,000 tonnes of feed wheat, European traders
said on Tuesday.

Tender deadline is April 20, they said.

Philippines tenders for 150,000 tonnes feed wheat - trade

HAMBURG, April 19 (Reuters) - A group of animal feed makers
in the Philippines has issued an international tender to
purchase up to 150,000 tonnes of feed wheat, European traders
said on Tuesday.

Tender deadline is Wednesday, April 20, they said.

(Reporting by Michael Hogan)

Japan offers to buy 126,398 tonnes food wheat via tender

TOKYO, April 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Ministry of Agriculture
is seeking to buy a total of 126,398 tonnes of food quality
wheat from the United States, Canada and Australia in a regular
tender that will close late on Thursday.
Japan, the world's sixth-biggest wheat importer, keeps a
tight grip on imports of the country's second most important
staple after rice and buys the majority of the grain for milling
via tenders typically issued three times a month.
Details are as follows (in tonnes):

Indonesia 2016 palm oil output seen down 4 pct on El Nino - state researcher

JAKARTA, April 19 (Reuters) - Indonesia's output of crude
palm oil (CPO) in 2016 is expected to decline 4 percent to 32
million tonnes from 33.4 million last year, state-owned palm
industry research company PT Riset Perkebunan Nusantara (RPN)
said on Tuesday.

The decline was forecast as a result of the El Nino weather
pattern, said Hasril Hasan Siregar, head of the palm research
unit at RPN.

"The heaviest weather impacts on CPO production will be in
March and April, but things will improve in the second half,"
Siregar told reporters.

TABLE-Thai-Vietnamese 5 pct grade rice prices - April 19

BANGKOK, April 19 (Reuters) - Following is a table of Thai
and Vietnamese 5 percent broken grade supplied by traders.
(Bulk quotations in U.S. dollars per tonne FoB assessed by
Thomson Reuters)

Shipment Bid Ask Previous
Thai $380-$390 $380-$390 FoB Bangkok
Vietnam n/a n/a FoB Saigon

(Reporting by Patpicha Tanakasempipat in BANGKOK and Ho Binh
Minh in HANOI; Editing by Sherry Jacob-Phillips)

South Korea's MFG bought 60,000 T feed wheat - trade

HAMBURG, April 19 (Reuters) - South Korea's Major Feedmill
Group (MFG) purchased 60,000 tonnes of feed wheat which can be
sourced from any optional origins worldwide apart from Denmark
and South America in a private deal late last week, European
traders said on Tuesday.

The group made the purchase on April 14 at $179.90 a tonne
c&f, traders said. There is an extra $1.20 a tonne surcharge for
additional port unloading.

The wheat is for arrival in Korea around Oct. 10, they said.
Seller was said to be trading house CJ International.

Indonesia 2016 sugar output seen at 2.5 mln t -agriculture ministry

JAKARTA, April 19 (Reuters) - Indonesia's sugar production
is expected to reach 2.5 million tonnes in 2016, below an
earlier target of 2.9 million tonnes, an agriculture ministry
official said, as El Nino related weather anomalies curbed
output.

"Production is down a little," Gamal Nasir, Director General
of estate crops said when asked about impacts from El Nino on
sugar output this year.

Indonesia March palm oil output set to fall for seventh month - Reuters survey

By Fransiska Nangoy and Bernadette Christina Munthe
JAKARTA, April 19 (Reuters) - Indonesia's crude palm oil
(CPO) production is expected to fall to its lowest level in 13
months in March as a drought caused by an El Nino weather event
continues to curb output, according to a Reuters survey.
March CPO production could fall for a seventh month in a row
to 2.15 million tonnes, according to the median estimate in a
survey of three industry associations and one of the country's
largest planters.

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