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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 sroucing 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)
July 2014 - - -
August 2014 1.4000 U 3.58 196.15
September 2014 1.4000 U 3.58 196.15
October 2014 1.3000 Z 3.68 195.95

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: July 31, 2014 9:30 PM EDT

FOB Price Comparisons

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$ 198.02
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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 - May 2014
Quantity
Sep 2012 - May 2013
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Japan 7,994,252 5,249,228 52.29%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mexico 7,680,340 3,335,434 130%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 3,980,729 2,426,950 64.02%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 2,444,423 111,338 2,096%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 2,181,784 452,203 382%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 1,740,298 0 N/A
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 1,334,454 446,619 199%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 948,772 561 169,172%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 734,995 276,192 166%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 683,582 642,392 6.41%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 566,956 166,335 241%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 405,770 7,836 5,078%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 344,362 72,318 376%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 306,971 358 85,670%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 290,797 89,912 223%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 272,502 151,642 79.70%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 238,580 68,758 247%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 225,852 638 35,311%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 212,630 308,255 -31.02%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 207,916 137 151,442%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 185,580 3,374 5,400%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 177,977 205,436 -13.37%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Portugal 175,060 126 138,947%
Portugal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cuba 137,246 249,004 -44.88%
Cuba Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 104,248 924 11,180%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 82,480 65 126,792%
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Algeria 76,042 0 N/A
Algeria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Trinidad and Tobago 63,759 54,263 17.50%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 63,448 31,735 99.93%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 62,730 646 9,618%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Tunisia 59,159 0 N/A
Tunisia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 50,033 140 35,740%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nigeria 30,700 3 990,223%
Nigeria 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 26,756 3,833 598%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 24,897 18,532 34.35%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 18,828 11,927 57.86%
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 12,734 6,897 84.62%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 8,302 13,442 -38.24%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 8,046 3,703 117%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 5,668 1,778 219%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Haiti 5,501 4,200 30.98%
Haiti Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 4,444 4,019 10.55%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 4,280 5,415 -20.97%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 4,031 788 412%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 2,117 775 173%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 1,556 1,446 7.60%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 1,538 956 60.93%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 1,342 838 60.18%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 1,319 339 289%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 1,130 1,293 -12.58%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 1,112 378 194%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 1,053 1,020 3.28%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 684 437 56.45%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 610 19 3,093%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 594 304 95.65%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 558 648 -13.99%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 398 14 2,825%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 382 101 280%
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 370 1,451 -74.53%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 354 7,628 -95.36%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 352 183 92.88%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 344 354 -2.94%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 305 77 297%
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 300 229 31.00%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 299 429 -30.31%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 294 129 128%
Bahamas, The Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 291 92 216%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 264 629 -58.13%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 227 60 277%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 211 1,479 -85.73%
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 187 178 5.35%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 156 156 -0.06%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 154 205 -25.09%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 148 601 -75.34%
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 122 189 -35.61%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo 114 198 -42.19%
Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jordan 83 296 -72.02%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 75 21 255%
Lithuania 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 50 -33.20%
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(*) 22 136 -83.58%
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:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 19 0 N/A
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 15 211 -93.03%
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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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 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:
 
Equatorial Guinea 0 0 N/A
Equatorial Guinea 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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
Syria 0 0 N/A
Syria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belarus 0 20 -100.00%
Belarus Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nepal 0 0 N/A
Nepal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
World Total 34,253,185 14,468,472 137%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS