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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)
March 2015 - - -
April 2015 0.9000 K 3.91 189.46
May 2015 0.9000 K 3.91 189.46
June 2015 0.9000 N 3.99 192.61

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: March 30, 2015 8:30 AM EDT

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 257.00
$ 35.43
$ 221.57

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 - Jan 2015
Quantity
Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Japan 4,213,591 3,060,447 37.68%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mexico 4,161,535 4,221,802 -1.43%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 1,834,258 1,025,771 78.82%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 1,555,549 579,872 168%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 678,248 155,363 337%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 559,014 727,848 -23.20%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 485,210 354,712 36.79%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 390,500 118,655 229%
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 338,606 448,352 -24.48%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 336,956 183,966 83.16%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 317,947 296,240 7.33%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 246,169 198,531 24.00%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 222,646 160,583 38.65%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 216,677 133,797 61.94%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 190,943 103,808 83.94%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 183,965 103,273 78.13%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 133,489 3,156,603 -95.77%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 109,370 103,767 5.40%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 88,189 7,699 1,045%
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 66,643 61,050 9.16%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 57,643 34,456 67.29%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
New Zealand(*) 52,012 36 142,789%
New Zealand(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Afghanistan 32,577 0 16,288,500%
Afghanistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Trinidad and Tobago 22,706 32,433 -29.99%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 14,869 43,014 -65.43%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 13,020 10,035 29.74%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 12,534 16,203 -22.64%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 11,086 9,995 10.92%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 9,873 5,667 74.23%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 9,047 408 2,120%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 8,630 3,404 154%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 8,365 470 1,678%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guyana 6,428 8,430 -23.75%
Guyana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 3,113 2,171 43.41%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 2,645 4,146 -36.21%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 1,757 2,708 -35.12%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 1,549 1,635 -5.27%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 1,169 971 20.43%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 1,131 754 50.00%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 1,084 64,550 -98.32%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 1,037 896 15.80%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 894 1,155 -22.59%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 782 1,184 -33.89%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 707 534 32.29%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 552 586 -5.80%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 436 249 74.70%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 413 630 -34.50%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 397 324 22.47%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 311 396 -21.57%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 286 182 56.69%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 279 330 -15.48%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 242 66 267%
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 240 206 16.73%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 222 202 9.78%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 186 226 -17.64%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 185 93 98.92%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 175 170 2.95%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 172 3,594 -95.20%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 161 19 732%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 155 198 -21.77%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 153 38 300%
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 149 88 70.09%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 136 21 551%
Lithuania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 124 121 2.40%
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 122 62 98.70%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Angola 121 41 194%
Angola Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 114 8 1,347%
Bermuda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Argentina 110 3 3,567%
Argentina Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 97 131 -26.05%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 77 268 -71.17%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 69 21 227%
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 64 105 -39.32%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 60 60 0.17%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 60 78 -23.59%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 57 0 N/A
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 53 188 -72.01%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 52 851 -93.92%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 48 213 -77.50%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Latvia 42 21 102%
Latvia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Portugal 42 41 0.48%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kazakhstan 40 42 -5.23%
Kazakhstan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mongolia 25 25 0.40%
Mongolia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nepal 21 0 N/A
Nepal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brunei 20 21 -0.49%
Brunei Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Georgia 17 13 30.71%
Georgia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands Antilles(*) 9 11 -20.18%
Netherlands Antilles(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iraq 6 7 -16.67%
Iraq 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:
 
Turks and Caicos Islands 1 0 N/A
Turks and Caicos Islands 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:
 
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:
 
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 21 -100.00%
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 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:
 
Belize 0 17 -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:
 
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 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 19 -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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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 16,610,466 15,462,995 7.42%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS