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Corn Production Map - United States

Although corn (or maize, as it's known throughout much of the world) has the honor of being grown in nearly all fifty states, its production is primarily concentrated in the northern and Midwestern states—collectively known as the U.S. Corn Belt. In the 2013/2014 crop marketing year, (Sept. 1- Aug. 31) the United States grew nearly 13.8 billion bushels (351.3 million metric tons) of corn and roughly 11 percent of production was exported to more than 100 different countries. Among them, Japan (24 percent), Mexico (22 percent), and Korea (10 percent) comprise the bulk of U.S. corn destinations. The United States was the leading exporter of corn in the 2013/2014 marketing year accounting for 39 percent of world corn exports. Brazil (17 percent), Ukraine (15 percent) and Argentina (10 percent) followed the United States as top exporters. 

FOB Reference Price: Gulf CORN

Contract Basis Futures Flat Price (MT)
July 2015 - - -
August 2015 0.9000 U 3.71 181.49
September 2015 0.9000 U 3.71 181.49

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: July 31, 2015 3:00 PM EDT

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 222.00
$ 189.95
$ 32.05

Source: U.S. Grains Council & Chicago Board of Trade; Prices are intended as indications only. Values reflect an industry wide survey and individual bids/offers may vary.

Top U.S. Export Customers

Customer Sep 2014 - Apr 2015
Quantity
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Japan 7,450,760 6,928,071 7.54%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mexico 6,943,722 6,778,724 2.43%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 3,003,092 2,368,567 26.79%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 2,329,281 2,029,522 14.77%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 1,781,208 948,760 87.74%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 1,050,573 1,191,548 -11.83%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 997,017 213,258 368%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 729,492 734,932 -0.74%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 641,965 1,274,033 -49.61%
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 488,686 492,028 -0.68%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 488,275 389,751 25.28%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 485,215 637,585 -23.90%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 382,398 360,361 6.12%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 343,074 254,663 34.72%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 295,460 201,533 46.61%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 288,272 82,480 250%
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 273,144 208,129 31.24%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 238,014 3,225,537 -92.62%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 194,548 154,335 26.06%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 113,997 59,842 90.50%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 73,871 170,329 -56.63%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iran 72,598 0 N/A
Iran Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Portugal 69,044 82 83,691%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 66,823 133,653 -50.00%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
New Zealand(*) 52,012 27,515 89.03%
New Zealand(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 48,007 72,512 -33.79%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 42,837 12,214 251%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Trinidad and Tobago 41,323 52,039 -20.59%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 32,801 189 17,255%
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Afghanistan 32,577 0 16,288,500%
Afghanistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 27,465 17,172 59.95%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 27,114 279 9,611%
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 18,320 41,170 -55.50%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 17,512 83 21,025%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 17,229 24,856 -30.68%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 13,268 21 62,782%
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guyana 11,527 14,330 -19.56%
Guyana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 9,851 128,357 -92.33%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 9,843 7,753 26.96%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 9,246 42,799 -78.40%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 5,214 4,472 16.59%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ghana 4,287 0 N/A
Ghana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 4,155 6,583 -36.89%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 3,975 3,944 0.78%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 2,898 5,558 -47.86%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 1,869 1,345 38.96%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 1,651 1,973 -16.33%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 1,481 3,970 -62.69%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 1,369 1,335 2.50%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 1,254 1,151 9.02%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 1,202 1,092 10.06%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 748 291 157%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 730 1,174 -37.81%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 567 982 -42.23%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 531 496 7.22%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 477 267 78.67%
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 462 622 -25.65%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 386 242 59.28%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 386 352 9.42%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 360 256 40.86%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 354 264 34.38%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 353 558 -36.77%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 326 3,613 -90.98%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 294 122 142%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 277 256 8.29%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 246 17,515 -98.59%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 227 349 -34.92%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 206 186 10.66%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Algeria 180 76,021 -99.76%
Algeria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 178 126 41.18%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 175 75 134%
Lithuania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 158 330 -52.24%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 131 285 -54.24%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 125 389 -67.75%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 124 11 1,005%
Bermuda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Angola 121 41 194%
Angola Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Argentina 110 3 3,567%
Argentina Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 86 133 -35.42%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 83 273 -69.75%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kazakhstan 82 42 94.77%
Kazakhstan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 80 156 -48.59%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 72 1,090 -93.37%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 57 19 200%
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mongolia 45 25 79.28%
Mongolia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Latvia 42 21 102%
Latvia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brunei 22 21 7.32%
Brunei Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Azerbaijan 21 0 N/A
Azerbaijan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nepal 21 0 N/A
Nepal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands Antilles(*) 18 15 16.88%
Netherlands Antilles(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Georgia 17 28 -41.34%
Georgia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cyprus 12 21 -43.69%
Cyprus Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Paraguay 8 0 N/A
Paraguay Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iraq 6 7 -16.67%
Iraq Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belize 5 17 -71.18%
Belize Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahrain 4 24 -82.63%
Bahrain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Haiti 4 5,501 -99.93%
Haiti Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Armenia 3 4 -20.00%
Armenia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Qatar 2 12 -83.61%
Qatar Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 11 -90.91%
Turks and Caicos Islands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cuba 0 137,246 -100.00%
Cuba Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Seychelles 0 0 N/A
Seychelles Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Western Sahara 0 0 N/A
Western Sahara Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Macedonia 0 0 N/A
Macedonia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cambodia 0 0 N/A
Cambodia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Gabon 0 0 N/A
Gabon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Estonia 0 21 -100.00%
Estonia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Swaziland 0 13 -100.00%
Swaziland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Djibouti 0 0 N/A
Djibouti Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Slovenia 0 0 N/A
Slovenia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mali 0 0 N/A
Mali Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Senegal 0 0 N/A
Senegal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Uruguay 0 0 N/A
Uruguay Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Central African Republic 0 0 N/A
Central African Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Liberia 0 0 N/A
Liberia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Guiana 0 0 N/A
French Guiana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kosovo 0 0 N/A
Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sri Lanka 0 0 N/A
Sri Lanka Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Austria 0 0 N/A
Austria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Micronesia 0 0 N/A
Micronesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sierra Leone 0 0 N/A
Sierra Leone Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Yemen(*) 0 0 N/A
Yemen(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Africa, not elsewhere specified(*) 0 0 N/A
Africa, not elsewhere specified(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guinea 0 0 N/A
Guinea Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Madagascar 0 0 N/A
Madagascar Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Unidentified Countries 0 0 N/A
Unidentified Countries Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cameroon 0 0 N/A
Cameroon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Gambia, The 0 0 N/A
Gambia, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Togo 0 0 N/A
Togo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bolivia 0 0 N/A
Bolivia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ethiopia(*) 0 0 N/A
Ethiopia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kenya 0 0 N/A
Kenya Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Niger 0 0 N/A
Niger Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bangladesh 0 14 -100.00%
Bangladesh Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mozambique 0 0 N/A
Mozambique Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Somalia 0 0 N/A
Somalia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cote d'Ivoire 0 0 N/A
Cote d'Ivoire Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malta 0 21 -100.00%
Malta Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chad 0 0 N/A
Chad Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Libya 0 0 N/A
Libya Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Burma 0 0 N/A
Burma Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Other Pacific Islands, NEC(*) 0 0 N/A
Other Pacific Islands, NEC(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Tajikistan 0 0 N/A
Tajikistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 N/A
Equatorial Guinea Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sudan(*) 0 33 -100.00%
Sudan(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Zambia 0 0 N/A
Zambia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Albania 0 0 N/A
Albania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Congo (Brazzaville) 0 0 N/A
Congo (Brazzaville) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malawi 0 0 N/A
Malawi Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Rwanda 0 0 N/A
Rwanda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, North 0 0 N/A
Korea, North Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nigeria 0 30,700 -100.00%
Nigeria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Namibia 0 0 N/A
Namibia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mayotte 0 0 N/A
Mayotte Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo 0 95 -100.00%
Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greenland 0 0 N/A
Greenland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Uganda 0 0 N/A
Uganda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Burundi 0 0 N/A
Burundi Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French West Indies(*) 0 0 N/A
French West Indies(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Laos 0 0 N/A
Laos Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Tanzania 0 0 N/A
Tanzania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Benin 0 0 N/A
Benin Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Eritrea 0 0 N/A
Eritrea Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Montenegro 0 0 N/A
Montenegro Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Slovakia 0 0 N/A
Slovakia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Zimbabwe 0 0 N/A
Zimbabwe Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Congo (Kinshasa) 0 0 N/A
Congo (Kinshasa) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cayman Islands 0 0 N/A
Cayman Islands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lesotho 0 0 N/A
Lesotho Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Tunisia 0 28,909 -100.00%
Tunisia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Syria 0 0 N/A
Syria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belarus 0 0 N/A
Belarus Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
World Total 29,249,732 29,619,725 -1.25%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS