- EU in week ended August 18 granted licences to export 273 TMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 2.234 MMT vs. 1.213 TMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said harvesting of spring barley was 100% complete as of August 17 vs. 98% a week ago and 95% a year ago

- China's imports of barley surged 68% on the year to 1.28 MMT in July, largely from France and Australia

- China's imports of sorghum in July jumped 183% on the year to 1.11 MMT

- Statistics Canada estimated Canada's 2015 barley crop at 7.305 MMT, above average market expectation of 7 MMT and last year's 7.119 MMT

- Statistics Canada estimated Canada's 2015 oats crop at 3.312 MMT, above average market expectation of 3.2 MMT and last year's 2.908 MMT

- Statistics Canada estimated Canada's 2015 peas crop at 2.921 MMT, below average market expectation of 3.2 MMT and last year's 3.445 MMT