Corn

U.S. corn exports were up $1.6 billion (20 percent) from a year ago to $9.2 billion in 2020. Strong feed demand in China contributed to this sharp increase, as did China’s implementation of the Phase One Agreement. Exports to China totaled $1.2 billion, the largest since 2012. China became the third largest destination for U.S. corn in 2020 after Mexico and Japan. The top three markets accounted for 62 percent of total U.S. corn exports. The sum total of U.S. corn exports to Colombia, South Korea, and Guatemala, three U.S. free trade partners, was up $424 million over 2019.

More information from the 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook

USDA's latest official data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grain, can be found in the Grain: World Markets and Trade report.

Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Argentina: Grain and Feed Update

Wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2021/22 is projected at a record 20.8 million tons, 300,000 tons higher than USDA Official.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Indonesia: Grain and Feed Update

Wheat imports for 2020/21 are revised downward to 9.5 million tons from the previous estimate of 10.0 million tons, reflecting lower inclusion rates in feed rations.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Africa: Grain and Feed Update

South Africa should remain a net exporter of corn in the 2021/22 marketing year (MY) on excess supplies.

News and Features

June 30, 2021
Communications to Congress

Food for Progress Program – 2020 Report to Congress

Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 153,416 metric tons of corn delivery to unknown destinations during the 2021/2022 marketing year.
Private exporters reported sales of 152,400 metric tons of corn for delivery to unknown destinations during the 2021/2022 marketing year.

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