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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)
April 2015 0.9000 K 3.63 178.24
May 2015 0.9000 K 3.63 178.24
June 2015 0.9000 N 3.66 179.62
July 2015 0.9000 N 3.66 179.62

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: April 28, 2015 1:30 PM EDT

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 255.00
$ 178.93
$ 76.07

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 - Apr 2015
Quantity
Sep 2013 - Apr 2014
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Japan 4,213,592 6,928,071 -39.18%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mexico 4,162,346 6,778,724 -38.60%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 1,834,654 2,368,567 -22.54%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 1,555,589 948,760 63.96%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 678,326 213,258 218%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 559,274 2,029,522 -72.44%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 485,210 637,585 -23.90%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 390,695 1,274,033 -69.33%
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 338,789 1,191,548 -71.57%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 337,012 389,751 -13.53%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 318,026 492,028 -35.36%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 246,351 734,932 -66.48%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 222,688 254,663 -12.56%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 216,689 201,533 7.52%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 190,960 208,129 -8.25%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 184,029 360,361 -48.93%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 133,501 3,225,537 -95.86%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 109,396 154,335 -29.12%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 88,272 82,480 7.02%
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 66,683 133,653 -50.11%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 57,658 59,842 -3.65%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
New Zealand(*) 52,012 27,515 89.03%
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 22,716 52,039 -56.35%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 14,890 72,512 -79.47%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 13,021 12,214 6.61%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 12,538 24,856 -49.56%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 11,097 17,172 -35.37%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 9,881 41,170 -76.00%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 9,268 7,753 19.54%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 9,066 42,799 -78.82%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 8,959 128,357 -93.02%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guyana 6,428 14,330 -55.14%
Guyana Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 4,015 4,472 -10.23%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 2,645 6,583 -59.82%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 2,284 5,558 -58.91%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 1,758 3,944 -55.42%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 1,501 1,345 11.60%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 1,189 1,092 8.91%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 1,166 3,970 -70.63%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 1,161 1,973 -41.12%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 1,156 170,329 -99.32%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 1,104 1,335 -17.33%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 900 1,151 -21.76%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 612 1,174 -47.84%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 517 291 77.87%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 492 982 -49.94%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 436 496 -12.11%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 366 3,613 -89.88%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 353 558 -36.77%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 293 264 11.20%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 284 242 17.29%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 279 622 -55.12%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 274 189 44.97%
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 248 267 -7.12%
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 240 352 -31.90%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 236 256 -7.75%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 226 256 -11.39%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 186 349 -46.73%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 185 17,515 -98.95%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 181 122 48.81%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Algeria 180 76,021 -99.76%
Algeria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 164 186 -11.73%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 161 126 27.90%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 150 279 -46.31%
Ecuador 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 82 33.01%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 101 83 21.35%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 97 389 -75.03%
Brazil 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:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 77 330 -76.59%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 69 285 -75.91%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 64 133 -51.85%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 60 156 -61.79%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 57 19 200%
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 53 273 -80.67%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 52 1,090 -95.26%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Latvia 42 21 102%
Latvia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Austria 29 0 N/A
Austria 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:
 
Georgia 17 28 -41.34%
Georgia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands Antilles(*) 9 15 -42.21%
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 11 -90.91%
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 0 137,246 -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:
 
Bahrain 0 24 -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:
 
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 95 -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 28,909 -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 16,618,699 29,619,725 -43.89%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS