- Aug 7 - South Korea's KFA bought 65,000 MT of optional origin corn at 188.20 $/mt for March 10 arrival

- Japan seeks corn for Nov-Dec, Egypt - for October, Taiwan seeks a combo cargo

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended July 30 – 274,300 MT, incl. net cancellations totaling 2,700 MT for 2014/15, below analyst expectations of +250,000-+450,000 MT and 277,000 MT for 2015/16 also below trade expectations of 300,000-500,000 MT

- EU in week ended August 4 granted licences to export 44 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 218 TMT vs. 21 TMT a year ago

- EU in week ended August 4 awarded 632 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 1.409 MMT, now bigger vs. 1.108 MMT a year ago. This is the highest weekly volume since the start of the 2015/16 season on July 1, suggesting brisk demand for cheaper Ukrainian maize at a time of deteriorating EU harvest prospects

- FranceAgriMer said 58% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of August 3 down 1% from the prior week's 59% and vs. 85% a year ago

- ODA Groupe forecasts the EU corn crop at 63.9 MMT with smaller crops in France, Romania. Some traders put the EU crop lower at 61-62 MMT

- Favorable prospects for corn production in the US, South America and Ukraine tempered concern about heat damage to corn in the EU

- Informa Economics decreased its forecast of global 2015/16 corn production to 982.8 MMT vs. previous estimate of 987.2 MMT and vs. 1,003.4 MMT in 2014/15

- Informa Economics estimated Brazil 2015/16 corn crop at 80.0 MMT vs. previous estimate of 78.0 MMT and vs. 83.0 MMT in 2014/15

- Informa Economics estimated Argentine 2015/16 corn crop at 23.5 MMT vs. previous estimate of 26.3 MMT and vs. 26.5 MMT in 2014/15

- Informa Economics estimated Ukraine 2015/16 corn crop at 26.5 MMT vs. previous estimate of 26.0 MMT and vs. 28.5 MMT in 2014/15

- Chinese Ag Min said that pork prices should continue to rise in the coming months with supplies tight, and breeding stock the lowest since 2008