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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)
January 2015 0.9000 H 3.84 186.60
February 2015 0.9000 H 3.84 186.60
March 2015 0.9000 H 3.84 186.60
April 2015 0.9000 K 3.93 189.95

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: January 26, 2015 8:00 PM EST

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 270.00
$ 187.69
$ 82.31

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 - Nov 2014
Quantity
Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Mexico 2,584,531 2,463,645 4.91%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Japan 2,330,643 1,575,542 47.93%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 1,148,080 403,669 184%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 861,768 149,643 476%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 553,156 598,633 -7.60%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 481,523 91,928 424%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 390,500 58,319 570%
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 338,162 235,949 43.32%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 212,610 75,511 182%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 208,890 146,166 42.91%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 162,999 292,132 -44.20%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 155,975 94,249 65.49%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 141,250 72,923 93.70%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 140,115 68,691 104%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 111,691 2,123,920 -94.74%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 106,832 63,944 67.07%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 78,225 53,713 45.64%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 68,263 43,750 56.03%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 66,494 60,948 9.10%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 50,849 11,235 353%
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 36 68,581%
New Zealand(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Trinidad and Tobago 17,559 25,035 -29.86%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 12,992 22,883 -43.22%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 10,949 4,878 124%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 9,662 168 5,668%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 8,965 143 6,191%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 7,851 226 3,374%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 7,334 4,429 65.59%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 6,752 2,002 237%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 5,517 9,881 -44.17%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 2,264 1,339 69.06%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 1,380 1,905 -27.57%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 1,300 2,145 -39.39%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 1,084 35,290 -96.93%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 813 583 39.43%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 806 661 21.99%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 632 216 193%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 489 255 91.96%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 475 1,089 -56.37%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 353 246 43.30%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 282 210 34.73%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 274 339 -19.17%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 216 137 57.81%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 214 565 -62.14%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 178 41 335%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 168 272 -38.40%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 163 163 -0.37%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 154 22 600%
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 145 102 41.74%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 140 17 721%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 124 0 N/A
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 124 27 363%
Australia(*) 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:
 
Iceland 103 57 80.84%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 101 120 -15.51%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 100 178 -43.94%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 82 2,179 -96.22%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 76 0 N/A
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 72 20 255%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 67 2 4,106%
Bermuda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 62 41 52.94%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 53 11 370%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 52 72 -27.64%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 52 542 -90.46%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 44 45 -2.65%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Latvia 42 0 N/A
Latvia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Portugal 42 41 0.48%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 40 21 96.12%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 40 20 100%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 39 39 0.00%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mongolia 25 14 75.00%
Mongolia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 21 21 0.00%
Lithuania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nepal 21 0 N/A
Nepal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 20 0 N/A
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brunei 20 21 -0.49%
Brunei 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 93 -80.73%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 15 94 -83.85%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands Antilles(*) 6 7 -5.88%
Netherlands Antilles(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iraq 6 7 -16.67%
Iraq Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 4 110 -96.82%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Armenia 3 4 -20.00%
Armenia 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:
 
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 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 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 4,540 -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:
 
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 10,380,879 8,808,225 17.85%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS