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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 "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% of production was exported to more than 100 different countries. Among them, Japan (37%), Mexico (24%), and China (13%) 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%) and Argentina (23%) to become top world exporters ahead of the United States (18%).

FOB Reference Price: Gulf CORN

Contract Basis Futures Flat Price (MT)
September 2014 - - -
October 2014 1.2200 Z 3.21 174.30
November 2014 1.2200 Z 3.21 174.30
December 2014 1.1700 Z 3.21 172.33

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: September 30, 2014 5:30 PM EDT

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 185.00
$ 175.19
$ 9.81

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 2013 - Jun 2014
Quantity
Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Japan 9,141,272 5,730,771 59.51%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mexico 8,681,295 3,647,070 138%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 3,985,865 2,427,949 64.17%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 2,704,892 453,887 496%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 2,611,042 128,840 1,927%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 2,155,378 0 N/A
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 1,649,790 457,230 261%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 965,154 561 172,095%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 888,784 276,212 222%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 793,580 823,307 -3.61%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 631,384 176,787 257%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 468,884 23,933 1,859%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 426,970 73,366 482%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 384,189 378 101,645%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 372,149 667 55,694%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 304,274 98,437 209%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 295,376 165,687 78.27%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Portugal 283,978 147 193,478%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 275,193 98,921 178%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 252,006 4,449 5,564%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 235,139 205,940 14.18%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 234,778 357,493 -34.33%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 207,916 137 151,442%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cuba 137,246 249,004 -44.88%
Cuba Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 114,341 66 174,466%
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 104,395 1,130 9,135%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 94,555 33,150 185%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 85,027 706 11,940%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Algeria 76,042 0 N/A
Algeria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Trinidad and Tobago 74,758 62,016 20.55%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 68,363 826 8,176%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 66,614 186 35,791%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Tunisia 59,159 0 N/A
Tunisia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nigeria 30,700 8,831 248%
Nigeria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 30,001 18,539 61.83%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
New Zealand(*) 27,515 64 43,095%
New Zealand(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 27,171 4,161 553%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 20,262 13,156 54.02%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guyana 18,238 17,391 4.87%
Guyana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 13,864 7,717 79.65%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 9,059 13,442 -32.61%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 8,684 3,753 131%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 6,007 2,016 198%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Haiti 5,501 7,500 -26.65%
Haiti Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 4,742 5,906 -19.70%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 4,444 4,052 9.66%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 4,174 808 416%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 1,829 1,554 17.69%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 1,538 1,164 32.17%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 1,463 892 63.92%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 1,339 359 273%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 1,170 1,452 -19.45%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 1,143 378 203%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 1,132 1,077 5.14%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 765 500 53.17%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 659 389 69.40%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 610 76 699%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 600 648 -7.50%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 466 101 364%
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 452 2,075 -78.20%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 398 18 2,173%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 385 366 5.14%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 373 8,288 -95.50%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 370 203 82.03%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 322 471 -31.61%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 316 133 138%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 305 191 59.55%
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 300 236 27.06%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 291 92 216%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 284 1,479 -80.80%
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 269 658 -59.10%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 248 60 312%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 221 212 4.14%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 167 205 -18.30%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 162 21 666%
Lithuania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 156 177 -11.71%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 155 189 -17.65%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 148 601 -75.34%
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo 133 198 -32.52%
Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 83 306 -72.88%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kazakhstan 42 0 N/A
Kazakhstan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Angola 41 0 N/A
Angola Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Namibia 40 0 N/A
Namibia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sudan(*) 33 67 -49.93%
Sudan(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Georgia 28 22 26.34%
Georgia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mongolia 28 8 235%
Mongolia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahrain 24 0 N/A
Bahrain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands Antilles(*) 22 157 -85.82%
Netherlands Antilles(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Latvia 21 21 -0.96%
Latvia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Estonia 21 0 N/A
Estonia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cyprus 21 0 N/A
Cyprus Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malta 21 0 N/A
Malta Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brunei 21 0 N/A
Brunei Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belize 20 2 1,119%
Belize Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cote d'Ivoire 19 0 N/A
Cote d'Ivoire Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 19 38 -49.87%
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 15 214 -93.12%
Bermuda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bangladesh 14 0 N/A
Bangladesh Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Swaziland 13 0 N/A
Swaziland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Qatar 12 0 N/A
Qatar Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turks and Caicos Islands 11 0 N/A
Turks and Caicos Islands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iraq 7 0 N/A
Iraq Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Armenia 4 21 -83.17%
Armenia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Argentina 3 0 N/A
Argentina Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Afghanistan 0 22 -99.07%
Afghanistan 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:
 
Gabon 0 20 -100.00%
Gabon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cambodia 0 0 N/A
Cambodia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Slovenia 0 0 N/A
Slovenia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Djibouti 0 0 N/A
Djibouti 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 9 -100.00%
Uruguay Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ghana 0 0 N/A
Ghana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Liberia 0 0 N/A
Liberia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Central African Republic 0 0 N/A
Central African Republic 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:
 
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:
 
Austria 0 0 N/A
Austria 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:
 
Africa, not elsewhere specified(*) 0 0 N/A
Africa, not elsewhere specified(*) 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:
 
Cameroon 0 0 N/A
Cameroon 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:
 
Bolivia 0 0 N/A
Bolivia 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:
 
Libya 0 0 N/A
Libya Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chad 0 0 N/A
Chad Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Other Pacific Islands, NEC(*) 0 2 -100.00%
Other Pacific Islands, NEC(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Tajikistan 0 0 N/A
Tajikistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Burma 0 0 N/A
Burma Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 N/A
Equatorial Guinea Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Zambia 0 0 N/A
Zambia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Azerbaijan 0 0 N/A
Azerbaijan 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:
 
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:
 
Korea, North 0 0 N/A
Korea, North Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mayotte 0 0 N/A
Mayotte 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:
 
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:
 
Burundi 0 0 N/A
Burundi 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:
 
Congo (Kinshasa) 0 0 N/A
Congo (Kinshasa) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lesotho 0 0 N/A
Lesotho Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cayman Islands 0 0 N/A
Cayman Islands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Syria 0 0 N/A
Syria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nepal 0 0 N/A
Nepal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belarus 0 20 -100.00%
Belarus Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
World Total 39,058,901 15,631,975 150%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS