- Aug 20 - USDA announced export sales of 193,040 MT of US corn for delivery to Mexico during the 2015/16

- Aug 19 - South Korea's Nofi passed on a tender for up to 69,000 MT of corn for March, citing high prices

- China's imports of corn and corn substitutes, including barley, sorghum and distillers' grain (DDGS) hit a record high in July

- China's corn imports in July rose around tenfold from a year-ago period to a record 1.11 MMT, of which 938,344 MT came from Ukraine

- China's imports of DDGS, a by-product of corn-based ethanol, rose 67% on the year to a record 1.1 MMT in July. The previous record was 959,935 MT in June

- The third day of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour revealed a corn yield in Illinois of 171.64 bu. per acre, which compares to 196.96 bu. per acre last year and a three-year average of 163.01 bu. per acre

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended August 13 – 859,100 MT, incl. 282,700 MT for 2014/15, above analyst expectations of 0,000-200,000 MT and 576,400 MT for 2015/16 within trade expectations of 350,000-600,000 MT

- EU in week ended August 18 granted licences to export 9 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 249 TMT vs. 35 TMT a year ago

- EU in week ended August 18 awarded 95 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 1.087 MMT vs. 1.762 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 55% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of August 17, unchanged from the prior week, but well below vs. 87% a year ago

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange forecasts Argentine 2015/16 corn planting at 2.72 mln ha, down 20% from 2014/15 (3.4 mln ha) and vs. USDA's est. of 3.1 mln ha

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange left its estimate of Argentina's 2014/15 corn crop at 26 MMT unchanged from previous estimate, with harvest 93.2% completed as of August 20 vs. 94.2% a year ago

- Argentina's Ag Min raised its forecast of country's corn crop 2014/15 to 33.8 MMT from a previous estimate of 31 MMT and vs. USDA's est. of 26.5 MMT

- Japan's use of corn in animal feed slipped to 45.4% in June, down 0.1 percentage points from May and 1.2 points below year-ago level, as users' reliance on sorghum increased while usage of wheat and barley decreased

- Agritel forecasts Ukrainian corn crop between 26 to 27 MMT this year