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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)
March 2015 0.9000 H 3.81 185.52
April 2015 0.9000 K 3.90 188.77
May 2015 0.9000 K 3.90 188.77
June 2015 0.9000 N 3.97 191.82

Source: prices are based off USG and CBOT

Last Updated: March 4, 2015 12:30 PM EST

FOB Price Comparisons

$ 259.00
$ 186.80
$ 72.20

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 - Dec 2014
Quantity
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013
Quantity
Period / Period % Change (Qty)
Mexico 3,350,648 3,459,860 -3.16%
Mexico Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Japan 2,987,267 2,089,560 42.96%
Japan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Colombia 1,442,684 678,760 113%
Colombia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Peru 1,400,025 253,658 452%
Peru Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Canada 595,795 127,113 369%
Canada Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 557,586 722,693 -22.85%
Korea, South Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Egypt 390,500 118,655 229%
Egypt Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Venezuela 377,218 307,351 22.73%
Venezuela Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Costa Rica 276,296 124,521 122%
Costa Rica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Taiwan 272,146 393,944 -30.92%
Taiwan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Guatemala 272,145 236,096 15.27%
Guatemala Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Saudi Arabia 245,823 135,303 81.68%
Saudi Arabia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Panama 186,920 132,271 41.32%
Panama Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
El Salvador 171,133 136,959 24.95%
El Salvador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Honduras 157,346 89,630 75.55%
Honduras Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
China 129,371 3,071,159 -95.79%
China Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Dominican Republic 117,770 53,716 119%
Dominican Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Jamaica 92,144 80,138 14.98%
Jamaica Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 66,514 60,968 9.10%
Spain Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nicaragua 50,869 30,449 67.06%
Nicaragua Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Afghanistan 32,577 0 N/A
Afghanistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
New Zealand(*) 32,410 36 88,938%
New Zealand(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Morocco 30,523 0 N/A
Morocco Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Trinidad and Tobago 21,670 25,035 -13.44%
Trinidad and Tobago Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Indonesia 13,176 32,359 -59.28%
Indonesia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Barbados 12,497 9,884 26.44%
Barbados Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Philippines 11,663 8,157 42.99%
Philippines Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Israel(*) 9,803 181 5,310%
Israel(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hong Kong 9,669 7,936 21.85%
Hong Kong Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ireland 8,984 284 3,066%
Ireland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Malaysia 8,609 3,273 163%
Malaysia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Vietnam 8,243 367 2,144%
Vietnam Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Kingdom 3,113 1,755 77.39%
United Kingdom Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 2,645 2,145 23.31%
Leeward-Windward Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Russia 1,614 2,123 -23.97%
Russia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Chile 1,084 35,290 -96.93%
Chile Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Thailand 976 881 10.87%
Thailand Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
French Pacific Islands(*) 931 501 85.83%
French Pacific Islands(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 848 792 7.11%
South Africa Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
United Arab Emirates 645 1,144 -43.59%
United Arab Emirates Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Netherlands 536 867 -38.16%
Netherlands Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sweden 510 343 48.41%
Sweden Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Germany(*) 498 586 -15.09%
Germany(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Romania 340 267 27.29%
Romania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Greece 294 437 -32.74%
Greece Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ukraine 251 313 -19.87%
Ukraine Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Oman 242 44 450%
Oman Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bulgaria 240 122 96.08%
Bulgaria Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Singapore 224 156 43.03%
Singapore Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
India 209 148 40.84%
India Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Italy(*) 186 185 0.65%
Italy(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Poland 163 226 -27.93%
Poland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Denmark(*) 162 161 0.75%
Denmark(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Croatia 153 0 N/A
Croatia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Australia(*) 148 27 445%
Australia(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kuwait 144 19 645%
Kuwait Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lebanon 144 149 -3.76%
Lebanon Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Lithuania 136 21 551%
Lithuania Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Iceland 135 73 85.79%
Iceland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Norway(*) 135 178 -24.23%
Norway(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Ecuador 124 101 22.92%
Ecuador Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Angola 121 41 194%
Angola Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bermuda 114 8 1,347%
Bermuda Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Argentina 110 3 3,567%
Argentina Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Suriname 82 2,179 -96.22%
Suriname Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
France(*) 79 20 290%
France(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 66 251 -73.87%
Belgium-Luxembourg(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Czech Republic 62 62 1.30%
Czech Republic Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Finland 60 78 -23.59%
Finland Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Switzerland(*) 52 105 -50.52%
Switzerland(*) Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Hungary 52 731 -92.93%
Hungary Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Bahamas, The 50 106 -52.69%
Bahamas, The 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:
 
Jordan 40 40 0.00%
Jordan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kazakhstan 40 42 -5.23%
Kazakhstan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Serbia and Kosovo 38 0 N/A
Serbia and Kosovo Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brazil 38 123 -69.41%
Brazil Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Turkey 29 0 N/A
Turkey Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mongolia 25 14 75.00%
Mongolia Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Pakistan 24 151 -84.06%
Pakistan Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Nepal 21 0 N/A
Nepal Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Brunei 20 21 -0.49%
Brunei Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 
Georgia 17 0 N/A
Georgia 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:
 
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:
 
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:
 
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 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 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 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 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:
 
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 13,358,091 12,453,549 7.26%
World Total Intake of US Corn (MT)
Export Total:
 

Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS