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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 2012/2013 crop marketing year, (Sept. 1-Aug. 31) the United States grew nearly 10.8 billion bushels (273.8 million metric tons) of corn and roughly 7 percent of production was exported to more than 100 different countries. Among them, Japan (37 percent), Mexico (24 percent), and China (13 percent) comprise the bulk of U.S. corn destinations. The 2012/2013 corn marketing year was marked by a tight supply of U.S. corn due a severe drought in the corn belt. Some top markets for U.S. corn were forced to diversify sourcing to meet demands, which allowed Brazil (26 percent) and Argentina (23 percent) to become top world exporters ahead of the United States (18 percent).

FOB Reference Price: Gulf CORN

Contract Basis Futures Flat Price (MT)
December 2014 - - -
January 2015 0.9000 H 4.10 196.94
February 2015 0.9000 H 4.10 196.94
March 2015 0.9000 H 4.10 196.94

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: December 22, 2014 1:30 AM EST

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 262.00
$ 197.04
$ 64.96

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 - Oct 2014
Quantity
Sep 2013 - Oct 2013
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Mexico 2,008,740 1,693,538 18.61%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Japan 1,794,331 989,541 81.33%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 712,139 301,665 136%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 551,557 7,197 7,563%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 464,837 59,617 680%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 397,803 62,690 535%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 336,126 0 N/A
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 238,167 214,950 10.80%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 157,760 57,215 176%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 146,901 96,835 51.70%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 110,425 92,221 19.74%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 105,168 35,339 198%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 99,611 1,339,200 -92.56%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 87,151 66,517 31.02%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 78,214 53,702 45.64%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 76,159 41,871 81.89%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 68,502 68,514 -0.02%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 66,433 887 7,391%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 44,207 37,369 18.30%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 38,060 11,195 240%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Afghanistan 32,577 0 N/A
Afghanistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 29,911 0 N/A
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
New Zealand(*) 25,000 17 147,829%
New Zealand(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Trinidad and Tobago 13,562 12,963 4.62%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 12,085 22,757 -46.90%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 8,886 41 21,679%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 7,648 123 6,102%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 6,961 3,471 101%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 5,517 5,009 10.14%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 5,330 1,283 315%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 3,991 2,042 95.45%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 1,531 770 98.77%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 1,300 849 53.12%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 955 1,282 -25.53%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 773 375 106%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 704 377 86.91%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 632 119 431%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 398 23 1,646%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 240 132 82.37%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 225 95 136%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 208 84 148%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 207 185 12.23%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 192 218 -12.09%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 168 63 167%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 145 20 625%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 133 506 -73.80%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Angola 121 0 N/A
Angola Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 118 20 489%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Argentina 110 3 3,567%
Argentina Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 100 57 75.49%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 88 0 N/A
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 83 0 N/A
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 82 11 669%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 81 21 291%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 81 82 -1.47%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 78 21 273%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 67 45 46.92%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 60 0 N/A
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 60 0 N/A
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 57 0 N/A
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 52 299 -82.73%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 42 36 17.42%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Latvia 42 0 N/A
Latvia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Portugal 42 21 100%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 42 20 108%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 42 11 267%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 40 0 N/A
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 40 20 100%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 37 679 -94.62%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mongolia 25 0 N/A
Mongolia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 21 0 N/A
Lithuania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 21 45 -54.53%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 21 39 -47.18%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 20 0 N/A
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 19 0 N/A
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 18 16 11.11%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 12 2 631%
Bermuda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 11 89 -87.15%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Armenia 3 4 -20.00%
Armenia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands Antilles(*) 2 3 -27.59%
Netherlands Antilles(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Haiti 2 1 23.08%
Haiti Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ghana 1 0 N/A
Ghana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cuba 0 0 N/A
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:
 
Kazakhstan 0 0 N/A
Kazakhstan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Swaziland 0 0 N/A
Swaziland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahrain 0 22 -100.00%
Bahrain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Djibouti 0 0 N/A
Djibouti Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iraq 0 7 -100.00%
Iraq 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:
 
Cyprus 0 0 N/A
Cyprus 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:
 
Paraguay 0 0 N/A
Paraguay 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 0 N/A
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 0 N/A
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:
 
Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 N/A
Turks and Caicos Islands 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:
 
Belize 0 2 -100.00%
Belize Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 N/A
Equatorial Guinea Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sudan(*) 0 0 N/A
Sudan(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Azerbaijan 0 0 N/A
Azerbaijan 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:
 
Guyana 0 4,000 -100.00%
Guyana 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:
 
Georgia 0 0 N/A
Georgia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, North 0 0 N/A
Korea, North Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nigeria 0 0 N/A
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 0 N/A
Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 0 90 -100.00%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greenland 0 0 N/A
Greenland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Qatar 0 12 -100.00%
Qatar 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:
 
Pakistan 0 88 -100.00%
Pakistan 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:
 
Iran 0 0 N/A
Iran 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:
 
Algeria 0 0 N/A
Algeria 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 0 N/A
Tunisia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brunei 0 0 N/A
Brunei 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:
 
Nepal 0 0 N/A
Nepal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
World Total 7,743,304 5,288,651 46.41%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS