- Aug 13 - South Korea's Kocopia bought 60,000 MT of optional origin corn for November shipment

- Aug 13 - South Korea's FLC bought 60,000 MT of optional origin corn at 187.5 $/mt c&f plus a 1.50 $/mt surcharge for additional port unloading for February 2016 shipment

- China sold 69,000 MT of corn from Reserve out of 5.3 MMT offered this week

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended August 6 – 531,100 MT, incl. 29,200 MT for 2014/15, within analyst expectations of 50,000-250,000 MT and 501,900 MT for 2015/16 just over trade expectations of 300,000-500,000 MT

- EU in week ended August 11 granted licences to export 22 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 240 TMT vs. 28 TMT a year ago

- EU in week ended August 11 awarded 65 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 992 TMT vs. 1.598 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 55% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of August 10 down 3% from the prior week's 58% and vs. 86% a year ago

- Strategie Grains slashed its outlook for this year's EU corn crop to 59.6 MMT, down 7.1 MMT from last month and 21% below last year's record of 75.7 MMT

- Germany's association of farm cooperatives lowered its estimate of 2015 German corn crop to 3.91 MMT from 4.64 MMT previous and down 13.9% on the year

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 3768 TMT of grain between July 1-Aug 14, 2015 (vs. 3293 TMT for the same period last year), including wheat – 1437 TMT (vs. 1552 TMT a year ago), corn – 1119 TMT ( vs. 366 TMT), barley – 1204 TMT (vs. 1338 TMT) and other grains – 2 TMT (vs. 37 TMT)

- Argentine farmers to stage 5-day suspension of grain sales from Aug 24