- Apr 9 - South Korea's NOFI bought 194,000 tons of optional corn at 192.90-193.40 $/t c&f for November delivery

- China has purchased 2 MMT of corn from Ukraine so far this year, after buying 1 MMT of Ukrainian corn last year. Ukraine has shipped 1.04 MMT of corn to China so far this year

- COFCO said China to stockpile a record 80.0 MMT of corn by the end of April vs. 69 MMT bought for stockpiling in 2014

- Conab raised its forecast for Brazil's 2014/15 corn crop to 78.99 MMT from 78.21 MMT in March, estimating a first harvest of 30.30 MMT and a second one of 48.69 MMT

- Ukraine's Ag Min said Ukraine has exported 27.395 MMT of grain between July 1, 2014 – Apr 9, 2015 including wheat – 9.741 MMT, corn – 13.195 MMT and barley – 4.255 MMT

- Weekly US corn export sales data for week ended Apr 2 – 702,500 tons, incl. 639,600 tons for 2014/15 vs. expected 350,000-450,000 tons and 62,900 tons for 2015/16 vs. expected 0-100,000 tons

- EU in week ended Apr 7 granted licences to export 50 KMT of corn, bringing the total this season to 2.515 MMT vs. 2.312 MMT a year ago

- EU in week ended Apr 7 awarded 79 KMT of corn (maize) import certificates, taking the volume so far this season to 7.143 MMT vs. 10.85 MMT a year ago

- USDA in a monthly supply and demand outlook projected larger end-of-season corn stockpiles due to reduced feed and residual use. USDA increased its estimates for US corn ending stocks to 1.827 billion bushels from 1.777 billion last month (average expectation of 1.854 BB) and for world stocks to 188.46 MMT from 185.28 MMT (average expectation of 186.91 MMT)