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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)
May 2015 - - -
June 2015 0.9000 N 3.60 177.16
July 2015 0.9000 N 3.60 177.16
August 2015 0.9000 U 3.67 179.81

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: May 23, 2015 9:00 PM EDT

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 241.00
$ 177.16
$ 63.84

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 - Mar 2015
Quantity
Sep 2013 - Mar 2014
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Japan 5,148,275 5,416,716 -4.96%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mexico 4,960,807 5,941,721 -16.51%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 2,550,060 1,860,852 37.04%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 1,593,625 884,257 80.22%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 1,302,339 1,481,875 -12.12%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 859,869 197,207 336%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 657,615 840,997 -21.81%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 641,649 684,459 -6.25%
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 485,210 449,591 7.92%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 464,495 312,976 48.41%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 418,577 430,866 -2.85%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 319,161 246,305 29.58%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 299,119 543,930 -45.01%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 293,556 221,417 32.58%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 248,176 166,304 49.23%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 240,521 163,757 46.88%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 232,786 3,162,152 -92.64%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 187,364 50,799 269%
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Algeria 180,494 76,021 137%
Algeria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 158,141 133,417 18.53%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 77,497 42,540 82.17%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 73,871 163,910 -54.93%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 66,764 66,221 0.82%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
New Zealand(*) 52,012 63 82,590%
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 30,750 48,054 -36.01%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 30,319 11,239 170%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 27,114 162 16,616%
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 26,708 51,616 -48.26%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 24,924 14,533 71.50%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 17,482 63 27,693%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 17,210 20,511 -16.09%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guyana 11,527 14,330 -19.56%
Guyana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 10,000 32,134 -68.88%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 9,831 66,355 -85.18%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 9,774 7,327 33.40%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 9,126 551 1,557%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 4,397 3,563 23.41%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 4,154 4,849 -14.33%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 2,531 5,218 -51.49%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 2,004 3,342 -40.06%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 1,869 1,172 59.47%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 1,447 1,849 -21.75%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 1,327 1,157 14.72%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 1,264 3,310 -61.82%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 1,189 1,072 10.92%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 1,135 896 26.63%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 702 291 142%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 673 1,133 -40.64%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 550 784 -29.81%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 474 438 8.12%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 439 152 188%
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 365 333 9.55%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 353 558 -36.77%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 346 242 42.70%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 341 455 -24.95%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 326 264 23.64%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 323 3,613 -91.05%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 288 256 12.72%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 277 235 17.79%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 274 88 211%
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 230 245 -5.88%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 210 19 987%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 206 266 -22.44%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 185 144 28.16%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 164 126 30.52%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 150 330 -54.60%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 136 75 80.91%
Lithuania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Angola 121 41 194%
Angola Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 121 11 976%
Bermuda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Argentina 110 3 3,567%
Argentina Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Portugal 110 62 77.35%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 106 389 -72.71%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 89 277 -67.75%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 82 21 289%
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kazakhstan 82 42 94.77%
Kazakhstan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 80 117 -31.45%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 76 132 -42.56%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 62 250 -75.25%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 57 19 200%
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 52 1,050 -95.08%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Latvia 42 21 102%
Latvia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mongolia 25 25 0.40%
Mongolia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brunei 22 21 7.32%
Brunei Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nepal 21 0 N/A
Nepal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands Antilles(*) 17 15 9.74%
Netherlands Antilles(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Georgia 17 28 -41.34%
Georgia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iraq 6 7 -16.67%
Iraq Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahrain 4 22 -81.36%
Bahrain 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 82,497 -100.00%
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 13 -100.00%
Swaziland 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 33 -100.00%
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 30,700 -100.00%
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 38 -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:
 
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 21,798,959 23,963,145 -9.03%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS