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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 50 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)
September 2015 0.9000 U 3.48 172.53

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: September 3, 2015 9:00 PM EDT

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 197.00
$ 178.44
$ 18.56

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 - May 2015
Quantity
Sep 2013 - May 2014
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Japan 8,627,560 8,179,977 5.47%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mexico 8,151,012 7,680,340 6.13%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 3,641,937 2,955,320 23.23%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 2,721,517 2,680,326 1.54%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 1,984,578 948,772 109%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 1,346,237 1,388,220 -3.02%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 1,107,318 228,772 384%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 858,767 734,995 16.84%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 705,785 1,740,298 -59.44%
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 559,174 421,061 32.80%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 545,477 566,956 -3.79%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 485,215 683,582 -29.02%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 455,683 405,770 12.30%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 406,330 290,797 39.73%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 314,947 272,502 15.58%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 313,384 238,580 31.35%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 309,844 3,229,938 -90.41%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 288,855 82,480 250%
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 225,100 177,977 26.48%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 141,273 63,448 123%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 80,492 83 96,996%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
New Zealand(*) 78,176 27,515 184%
New Zealand(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 73,871 214,329 -65.53%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iran 72,598 0 N/A
Iran Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Portugal 69,044 175,060 -60.56%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 66,946 245,580 -72.74%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 65,303 12,734 413%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Trinidad and Tobago 55,710 63,759 -12.62%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 48,171 104,248 -53.79%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 32,823 211 15,456%
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 28,651 18,610 53.95%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 27,178 225,852 -87.97%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 27,114 382 6,992%
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cuba 26,249 137,246 -80.87%
Cuba Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 23,669 4,031 487%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 22,256 24,897 -10.61%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 13,268 148 8,859%
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guyana 11,527 18,238 -36.80%
Guyana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 10,470 8,108 29.13%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 10,016 306,971 -96.74%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 9,328 62,730 -85.13%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 6,174 26,756 -76.92%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 5,864 8,302 -29.37%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 4,570 4,280 6.79%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ghana 4,446 0 N/A
Ghana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 3,224 5,668 -43.12%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Haiti 2,704 5,501 -50.86%
Haiti Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 2,232 1,556 43.44%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 1,775 2,117 -16.13%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 1,369 1,538 -11.03%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 1,355 1,342 1.01%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 1,247 1,112 12.14%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 831 291 186%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 830 1,319 -37.07%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 605 684 -11.49%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 567 1,053 -46.12%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 531 610 -12.87%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 496 305 62.58%
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 478 558 -14.24%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 444 352 26.08%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 427 299 42.71%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 409 264 55.22%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 400 122 229%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 360 354 1.61%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 329 344 -4.45%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 326 4,444 -92.67%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 297 50,033 -99.41%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 275 17,847 -98.46%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 227 370 -38.58%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 206 227 -9.59%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 191 187 2.03%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 184 398 -53.65%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Algeria 180 76,042 -99.76%
Algeria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 175 75 134%
Lithuania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 171 300 -42.89%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 130 15 784%
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:
 
Finland 101 156 -35.32%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 98 154 -36.48%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 92 1,130 -91.83%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 86 294 -70.69%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kazakhstan 82 42 94.77%
Kazakhstan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 76 19 300%
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mongolia 45 28 60.14%
Mongolia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Latvia 42 21 102%
Latvia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands Antilles(*) 24 22 9.42%
Netherlands Antilles(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brunei 24 21 15.12%
Brunei Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Swaziland 21 13 63.78%
Swaziland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Azerbaijan 21 0 N/A
Azerbaijan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Estonia 21 21 0.00%
Estonia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nepal 21 0 N/A
Nepal 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 20 -74.87%
Belize Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahrain 4 24 -83.06%
Bahrain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Qatar 4 12 -70.49%
Qatar Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Armenia 3 4 -20.00%
Armenia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Other Pacific Islands, NEC(*) 2 0 N/A
Other Pacific Islands, NEC(*) 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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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 40 -100.00%
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 0 114 -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 59,159 -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 34,120,502 34,927,674 -2.31%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS