- Bangladesh imports Brazilian corn as drought cuts Indian supply

- China auctioning a total of 5.0 MMT of corn from reserves this week

- International Grains Council (IGC) trimmed its forecast of global corn production in 2015/16 by 1 MMT to 966.9 MMT, below the prior season's record of 1,004.7 MMT; EU crop was revised down by 2.5 MMT to 57.6 MMT while upward revisions included China (to 227 from 226 MMT) and Ukraine (to 24.5 from 24 MMT). IGC raised its forecast for 2015/16 global corn carryover by 0.4 MMT from last month to 199.1 MMT (202.6 MMT in 2014/15)

- EU in week ended September 22 granted licenses to export 67 TMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 423 TMT vs. 196 TMT a year ago

- EU in week ended September 22 awarded 113 TMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 1.54 MMT vs. 2.195 MMT a year ago

- FranceAgriMer said 56% of France's corn crops were in good to excellent condition as of September 21, up 1% from the prior week's 55%, but still well below vs. 87% a year ago. Harvesting of French corn crop has begun with 4% completed as of September 21, ahead of last year's pace of 0%

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended September 17 – 426,300 MT for 2015/16, well below analyst expectations of 550,000-750,000 MT

- Buenos Aires Grain Exchange forecasts 20% decrease of corn planting this year

- COFCO Futures Co Ltd expects decline China's imports of distillers dried grains (DDGs) by 13% to 4.5 MMT in 2015/16 due to large stocks and weaker domestic demand

- The International Grains Council (IGC) raised its global barley output projection for 2015/16 by 3 MMT to 143 MMT, now up 2% from the previous season, on improved prospects in the EU, Russia, Ukraine and Canada. The world stocks figure was lifted by 3 MMT, to a six-year high of 30 MMT, up by 14% on year

- EU in week ended September 22 granted licenses to export 114 TMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 3.301 MMT vs. 1.791 TMT a year ago