- South Korea's KOCOPIA seeks 55,000 tons of worldwide origin corn for August arrival

- Apr 1 - Israeli group bought 85,000 tons of corn, probably from the Black Sea region:

  • 35,000 tons at around 180 $/t c&f for May-June shipment
  • 50,000 tons at about 182 $/t c&f for June-July shipment

- Malawi to spend $20 mln on maize imports after poor harvest expected

- EU in week ended March 31 granted licences to export 165 KMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 2.465 MMT vs. 2.268 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended March 31 awarded 162 KMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 7.064 MMT vs. 10.503 MMT a year ago

- FAO's forecast for world cereal stocks by the close of crop seasons ending in 2015 has been revised up sharply since last month's report. The increase mainly reflects upward revisions to wheat and maize stocks in China. China's total cereal stocks are projected at around 250 MMT, the highest carry-over inventory since 2000/01 and 17 MMT more than previously forecast. Most of the revision concerns maize stocks, which have been adjusted upwards significantly since 2005/06 and are now projected at 95 MMT, 13 MMT more than reported last month

- EU in week ended March 27 awarded licences to import 22 tons of Ukrainian barley under an annual duty-free quota. The award meant that the EU had now awarded just 5,592 tons out of a total volume of 250,000 tons available in 2015

- EU in week ended March 31 granted licences to export 171 KMT of barley, bringing the total this season to 6.852 MMT vs. 5.075 MMT a year ago