Sorghum - Production and Exports

Sorghum (or milo as it's sometimes referred to in the United States) represents the third-largest cereal grain in the United States. It's comparative advantage is its drought tolerance, resistance to mycotoxins and fungi, and survivability in relatively harsher climatic conditions. Thusly, its production is primarily focused in a stretch of land beginning in southern Nebraska and ending at the southern tip of Texas. The United States is a top exporter of grain sorghum, accounting for almost 30% of the global trade. Chief importers in the 2012/2013 crop year (Sept. 1-Aug. 31) were Mexico (75%), Japan (11%) and Sudan (4%).

FOB Reference Price: Texas Sorghum

Contract Basis Futures Flat Price (MT)
April 2014 1.7500 K 5.04 267.11
May 2014 1.7500 K 5.04 267.11
June 2014 1.2500 N 5.09 249.69

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.

Last Updated: April 23, 2014 9:00 PM EDT

FOB Price Comparisons

    $ 230.99     $ 263.67     $ -32.68

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 - Feb 2014
Quantity
Sep 2012 - Feb 2013
Quantity
Period/Period % Change (Qty)
China 1,268,324 0 N/A
China Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
Mexico 193,586 670,976 -71.15%
Mexico Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
Japan 181,276 91,099 98.99%
Japan Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
Sudan(*) 98,193 47 208,821.28%
Sudan(*) Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
Djibouti 62,511 7,110 779.20%
Djibouti Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
Kenya 50,535 12 421,025.00%
Kenya Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
South Africa 41,083 15,000 173.89%
South Africa Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
Spain 18,910 35,500 -46.73%
Spain Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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France(*) 4,787 0 N/A
France(*) Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
Cameroon 4,010 5,028 -20.25%
Cameroon Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Ethiopia(*) 3,450 0 N/A
Ethiopia(*) Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Canada 2,240 1,395 60.57%
Canada Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Zimbabwe 1,180 0 N/A
Zimbabwe Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Philippines 601 0 N/A
Philippines Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Taiwan 544 0 N/A
Taiwan Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
Export Total:
 
Korea, South 466 740 -37.03%
Korea, South Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Ghana 67 0 N/A
Ghana Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Costa Rica 46 0 N/A
Costa Rica Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Guatemala 31 0 N/A
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Netherlands Antilles(*) 16 0 N/A
Netherlands Antilles(*) Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Australia(*) 0 150 -100.00%
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Cuba 0 0 N/A
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Iceland 0 0 N/A
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Seychelles 0 0 N/A
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Western Sahara 0 0 N/A
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Afghanistan 0 0 N/A
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Macedonia 0 0 N/A
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Romania 0 0 N/A
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Ukraine 0 0 N/A
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Cambodia 0 0 N/A
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Gabon 0 0 N/A
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Latvia 0 0 N/A
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Panama 0 0 N/A
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Thailand 0 0 N/A
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Bermuda 0 0 N/A
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Estonia 0 0 N/A
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Kazakhstan 0 0 N/A
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Nicaragua 0 0 N/A
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Swaziland 0 0 N/A
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Bahrain 0 0 N/A
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Iraq 0 0 N/A
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Morocco 0 0 N/A
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Slovenia 0 0 N/A
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Angola 0 0 N/A
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Honduras 0 0 N/A
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Mali 0 0 N/A
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Senegal 0 0 N/A
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Uruguay 0 0 N/A
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Central African Republic 0 0 N/A
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Liberia 0 0 N/A
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Poland 0 0 N/A
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Turkey 0 813 -100.00%
Turkey Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Bulgaria 0 0 N/A
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French Guiana 0 0 N/A
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Kosovo 0 0 N/A
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Oman 0 0 N/A
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Belgium-Luxembourg(*) 0 0 N/A
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El Salvador 0 0 N/A
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Jamaica 0 0 N/A
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Netherlands 0 0 N/A
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Sri Lanka 0 0 N/A
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Austria 0 0 N/A
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Cyprus 0 0 N/A
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India 0 0 N/A
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Micronesia 0 0 N/A
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Sierra Leone 0 0 N/A
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Yemen(*) 0 0 N/A
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Africa, not elsewhere specified(*) 0 0 N/A
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Colombia 0 0 N/A
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Guinea 0 0 N/A
Guinea Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Madagascar 0 460 -100.00%
Madagascar Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Russia 0 0 N/A
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Unidentified Countries 0 0 N/A
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Gambia, The 0 0 N/A
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Lebanon 0 0 N/A
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Paraguay 0 0 N/A
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Togo 0 0 N/A
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Bolivia 0 0 N/A
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Niger 0 0 N/A
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Sweden 0 0 N/A
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Bangladesh 0 0 N/A
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Dominican Republic 0 0 N/A
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Ireland 0 0 N/A
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Mozambique 0 0 N/A
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Somalia 0 0 N/A
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Argentina 0 0 N/A
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Cote d'Ivoire 0 0 N/A
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Hong Kong 0 0 N/A
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Malta 0 0 N/A
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Serbia and Kosovo 0 0 N/A
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Venezuela 0 0 N/A
Venezuela Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Chad 0 5,000 -100.00%
Chad Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Greece 0 0 N/A
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Libya 0 0 N/A
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Portugal 0 0 N/A
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Turks and Caicos Islands 0 0 N/A
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Burma 0 0 N/A
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French Pacific Islands(*) 0 0 N/A
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Kuwait 0 0 N/A
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Other Pacific Islands, NEC(*) 0 0 N/A
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Tajikistan 0 0 N/A
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Belize 0 0 N/A
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Equatorial Guinea 0 0 N/A
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Azerbaijan 0 0 N/A
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Czech Republic 0 0 N/A
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Indonesia 0 0 N/A
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Mongolia 0 0 N/A
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Singapore 0 0 N/A
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Zambia 0 0 N/A
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Albania 0 0 N/A
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Congo (Brazzaville) 0 0 N/A
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Guyana 0 0 N/A
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Malawi 0 0 N/A
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Rwanda 0 0 N/A
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United Arab Emirates 0 0 N/A
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Georgia 0 0 N/A
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Leeward-Windward Islands(*) 0 0 N/A
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Peru 0 0 N/A
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Trinidad and Tobago 0 0 N/A
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Brazil 0 0 N/A
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Finland 0 0 N/A
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Korea, North 0 0 N/A
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Nigeria 0 0 N/A
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Switzerland(*) 0 0 N/A
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Barbados 0 0 N/A
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Ecuador 0 0 N/A
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Israel(*) 0 0 N/A
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Namibia 0 0 N/A
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Armenia 0 0 N/A
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Croatia 0 0 N/A
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Hungary 0 0 N/A
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Mayotte 0 0 N/A
Mayotte Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo 0 0 N/A
Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Vietnam 0 0 N/A
Vietnam Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Chile 0 0 N/A
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Greenland 0 0 N/A
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Lithuania 0 0 N/A
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Qatar 0 0 N/A
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Uganda 0 0 N/A
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Burundi 0 0 N/A
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French West Indies(*) 0 0 N/A
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Laos 0 0 N/A
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Pakistan 0 0 N/A
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Tanzania 0 0 N/A
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Benin 0 0 N/A
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Eritrea 0 0 N/A
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Jordan 0 0 N/A
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New Zealand(*) 0 0 N/A
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Suriname 0 0 N/A
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Bahamas, The 0 0 N/A
Bahamas, The Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Denmark(*) 0 0 N/A
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Iran 0 0 N/A
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Montenegro 0 0 N/A
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Slovakia 0 0 N/A
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Algeria 0 0 N/A
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Congo (Kinshasa) 0 0 N/A
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Haiti 0 0 N/A
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Malaysia 0 0 N/A
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Saudi Arabia 0 0 N/A
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United Kingdom 0 0 N/A
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Cayman Islands 0 0 N/A
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Germany(*) 0 0 N/A
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Lesotho 0 0 N/A
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Tunisia 0 0 N/A
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Brunei 0 0 N/A
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Norway(*) 0 0 N/A
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Syria 0 0 N/A
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Belarus 0 0 N/A
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Egypt 0 0 N/A
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Italy(*) 0 0 N/A
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Nepal 0 0 N/A
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World Total 1,931,856.00 833,330.00 131.82%
World Total Monthly Intake of US Sorghum (MT)
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Source: U.S. Grains Council & USDA GATS

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