- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended August 20 – 854,800 MT, incl. net sales cancellations of 131,800 MT for 2014/15, below analyst expectations of 50,000-250,000 MT and 986,600 MT for 2015/16, well above trade expectations of 450,000-650,000 MT

- EU in week ended August 25 granted licences to export 35 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 284 TMT vs. 43 TMT a year ago

- EU in week ended August 25 awarded 177 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 1.264 MMT vs. 1.846 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 56% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of August 24, up 1 percentage point from the prior week, but well below vs. 86% a year ago

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine exported 2.74 MMT of grain (mostly corn) to China between Jan -June 2015, 7.8 times more than a year ago

- International Grains Council (IGC) put global corn production in 2015/16 at 967.8 MMT, up from a previous forecast of 966 MMT but below the prior season's record of 1,002.7 MMT; US crop was revised up by 8 MMT to 340 MMT while downward revisions included the EU (to 60.1 MMT from 66.9 MMT) and Ukraine (to 24 MMT from 25 MMT). IGC raised its forecast for 2015/16 global corn carryover by 3.8 MMT from last month to 198.7 MMT (202.6 MMT in 2014/15)

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange left its estimate of Argentina's 2014/15 corn crop at 26 MMT unchanged from previous estimate, with harvest 95.6% completed as of August 27 vs. 98.1% a year ago